Students are expected to attend all lecture classes and labs regularly. Students are also responsible for materials covered during their absences. Instructors may be willing to consult with students for make-up assignments, but it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor. Class attendance is monitored daily. Although it is the student’s responsibility to drop a course for nonattendance, the instructor has the authority to drop a student for excessive absences. A student may be dropped from a course after accumulating absences in excess of 12.5 percent of the total hours of instruction (lecture and
lab). For example:
- For a 3 credit-hour lecture class meeting 3 hours per week (48 hours of instruction), a student can be dropped after 6 hours of absence.
- For a 4 credit-hour lecture/lab course meeting 6 hours per week (96 hours of instruction), a student can be dropped after 12 hours of absence.
Departments and programs governed by accreditation or certification standards may have different attendance policies. Administrative drops are at the discretion of the instructor. Failure to withdraw officially can result in a grade of “F” in the course.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw officially from a course.