Regular class attendance is considered essential for maximum educational advantage and is strongly encouraged. The responsibility for all course material rests wholly with the students. Schools may require attendance at every class.
It is the prerogative of each school to establish policy for attendance for classes, laboratories, tests, examinations, deadlines for reports, and specific school requirements. It is the instructor’s responsibility to make the school’s policy known at the first class session as it pertains to the course and school.
Students who are unable to attend class because of serious illness, hospitalization, a serious accident or other extenuating circumstance are responsible for notifying their advisor or dean’s office. Students should supply any required written verifications as soon as possible.
Students must submit assigned work and take the examination/s in the course at the specified time. If work is not submitted or an examination is not taken at the scheduled time, the policy is to assign a zero for that part of the course. An accumulation of zero grades could result in a final grade of “F.” If a student has for legitimate reason missed a significant part of the course or an examination, the instructor may elect to assign an incomplete (“I”) grade. If an incomplete grade is assigned, the work must be completed and a final grade submitted no later than the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar. Incomplete grades that remain after the deadline will be converted to a final and permanent grade of “F”, and courses that are required to graduate must be repeated.
Students who register for classes but do not attend (and do not drop or withdraw by the semester deadlines) will receive a final grade of “F” for the course.