Attendance Policy

You are responsible for class attendance and, even in necessary absences, are accountable for all academic activities and deadlines. The following is the basic attendance policy of the College:

  • In 100- and 200-level courses, unexcused absences in excess of the number of class meetings in one week will result in a reduction of the grade in the course.
  • In upper-level courses and multi-level courses, a written statement of attendance requirements for the course is provided at the beginning of the course.
  • In all courses you are expected to attend at least seventy-five percent of the class meetings. Attending less than seventy-five percent may result in failure in the course.
  • Some courses or programs for pedagogical reasons have a more stringent attendance policy. The syllabus for each course provides the attendance policy for that course.
  • Generally, absences are excused only for personal illness, family emergency, or for required participation in a College function. In all cases, the burden of proving that an absence is to be excused rests with you. Faculty may require adequate and appropriate documentation before excusing an absence.
  • If you are absent from a class for two consecutive weeks, you may be dropped from the course with a grade of “F” unless adequate notice is given during the course of the absence. Notification must be given to the instructor or to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Excessive absences from several classes can result in administrative withdrawal from the College.
  • All absences, excused or unexcused, are recorded and can affect your grades.