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2016-2017 Catalog

Excessive Unexcused Absences

Class attendance is expected of all students because the formal basis of a college learning experience is the lecture, the laboratory, and the discussion group. Faculty members establish and maintain attendance requirements in their courses. Students are responsible for meeting class and examination schedules. Unwillingness to meet attendance obligations may result in a penalty, often failure in the course. If a student accumulates an excessive number of unexcused absences, as defined in the course syllabus, the instructor can request a formal review of this behavior by the Office of the Dean of Advising. Continued unexcused absences may result in failure or the student’s mandatory withdrawal from the course.