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Class Attendance

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected of all students for them to achieve their potential in class and to develop desirable personal traits necessary to succeed in employment. Instructional time missed is a serious deterrent to learning. Students are responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the course by attending and completing course assignments. An accurate record of class attendance will be kept.

It is mandatory that the student attend at least once during the first 10% of the course. For online classes, a graded activity must be submitted during the first 10% of the course. Failure to attend or submit an assignment during the first 10% of the course will cause the grade of “No Show” to be awarded. The student will not be allowed to continue with the course or to receive a refund.

If instructional time is missed for excusable reasons, the student will be permitted to make up work to the extent possible. Because of the nature of some learning experiences, especially clinics, labs and shops, it is difficult, if not impossible, to duplicate the work of the class. In some courses, absence or tardiness of an individual may be a major disruption to the performance of others in the class or an inconvenience to other organizations such as hospitals and clinics. The faculty may develop guidelines for advance notice of absences, makeup of work, etc. Students will be informed of guidelines at the beginning of the course.

A tardy is defined as arriving late for class, leaving early, or being away from class without permission during class hours. Three tardies may constitute one absence.

It is the joint responsibility of the student and instructor to discuss attendance patterns that will endanger the success of the student in the course. If it appears that a student will not be able to complete a course successfully, the instructor may advise the student to withdraw no later than the official withdrawal date at the 75% point of the class.

To receive course credit, a student should attend a minimum of 85% of the contact hours of the class. Upon accumulating absences exceeding 15% of the course contact hours, the student may be dropped from the class unless the student follows the official withdrawal procedure before the withdrawal deadline for the class.

Allied Health Students

To receive course credit when enrolled in an Allied Health program, a student should attend a minimum of 90% of the contact hours of all major area courses. Upon accumulating absences exceeding 10% of the contact hours, the student may be dropped from the class, unless the student follows the official withdrawal procedure before the withdrawal deadline. The 90% minimum attendance requirement applies to these major area course prefixes: NUR, DEN, EMS, MED, MLT, SON, PBT, PHM, RAD, SUR and VET.

Cosmetology Students

To receive course credit when enrolled in a Cosmetology program, a student should attend a minimum of 95% of the contact hours of all major area courses. Upon accumulating absences exceeding 5% of the contact hours, the student may be dropped from the class unless the student follows the official withdrawal procedure before the grade of “U” is recorded. The 95% minimum attendance requirement applies to the major area course prefix of COS.

Developmental Students

To receive course credit when enrolled in a developmental course, a student should attend a minimum of 90% of the contact hours. Upon accumulating absences exceeding 10% of the contact hours, the student may be dropped from the class unless the student follows the official withdrawal procedure before the withdrawal deadline.

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