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6.300 Academic Appeals and Due Process

6.310 Disciplinary Procedures for Students

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6.500 Academic Clemency

6.600 Class Attendance

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6.800 Student Rights and Responsibilities

6.900 Student Clubs and Organizations

6.600 Class Attendance


Policy Number: 6.600 

Subject: Class Attendance

Date Adopted: January 1, 1991, Revised March 25, 1992, Revised July 24, 1996,  Revised June 25, 2008

  1. Regular attendance is a critical element in student success. Therefore, students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled class sessions and to complete all assigned class work. Instructors will provide written attendance policies that outline how attendance may affect students' final grades.
  2. Except for extreme circumstances, students are not permitted to be absent from scheduled tests without prior approval of the instructor. Make-up arrangements with an instructor is the responsibility of the student.
  3. Students are required to attend 85% of all class hours scheduled for a course. A student who does not meet the 85% standard is considered to be excessively absent.
  4. The College reserves the right to withdraw a student for excessive absenteeism. Excessive absenteeism may also result in failing grades, academic probation or suspension and loss of financial aid.
  5. If a student is judged to be excessively absent, the instructor will report this immediately to the Counseling Center for follow-up action.
  6. The Counseling Center will assume the responsibility of getting the student to a counseling session with the instructor as needed. Every effort will be made by faculty and staff to help the student with any academic difficulty.
  7. Throughout this process, it is recognized that the instructor is the judge of the final grade a student receives in any course.