Regular attendance promotes success in class activities. Therefore,students are expected to attend all sessions of each class in which they are enrolled. A student may be considered excessively absent from a class when the cumulative absences exceed the total number of hours that the class meets during a week. Each instructor establishes his/her own attendance standards; the instructor must make the attendance standards known at the first class. Students should make certain they understand the standard to be met in each class.

College activities such as athletic events, student government conferences, music festivals, field trips, and similar sanctioned activities are approved instructional activities. However, this should not be interpreted to mean that a student is excused from class assignment. It is the student's responsibility to consult with each instructor prior to the absence to clarify what work must be done for each class and the deadline for completion of the work to the instructor's satisfaction.

A student who ceases to attend a class and fails to submit an official "drop" card in the Office of Admissions and Records before the drop deadline may receive a grade of "F " (see Dropping and Grades of Withdrawal).

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