On-Campus, Hybrid, and Online Class Attendance
Class attendance and class participation is an integral part of the degree programs. Absence from classes equivalent to 20% of course work (two weeks for a ten-week course) is grounds for suspension from a course with WF (Withdrawal Failing) recorded on the transcript.
Students must be present within the first two class meetings for on-campus courses or be present within the Friday of the second week for online/hybrid classes.
If not, students will be dropped from class and the financial policy for dropping courses will be applied. Students who want to stay in the class must petition for the instructor’s permission and the highest eligible grade to be received for the class is a B+.
A student may petition via the Petition to Change Academic Requirements form and submit to the student's academic advisor. The Academic Vice-President/Dean will make the final decision to accept or reject the request after reviewing the petition.
Online attendance is based on participation in class activities. Interacting with the instructor, interacting with other students, attending required on-campus meetings and/or submitting course assignments all constitute attendance. Attendance for the online classes follows the same policy as on-campus and hybrid classes. An online class absence is identified as a missed assignment or inactivity in the course site in discussion posts and other assignments. It is up to the instructor to determine their specific grading and attendance standards, which is listed in their syllabus. Students should access their courses regularly to remain current regarding expected due dates and assignments.
Hybrid courses require on-campus class attendance in addition to online attendance. On-campus hours and schedules are posted on the syllabus and within the course description. Students are responsible for making travel arrangements to ensure their presence for all of the hours required on-campus for hybrid courses. Since there are multiple hybrid courses offered at the same time, students are responsible for ensuring they do not schedule course conflicts. Students unable to attend hybrid sessions will need to submit a petition to the Dean and the instructor of the course. Petitions are rarely granted, except for rare emergencies, and in most cases, students who miss the on-campus class meetings will be dropped from the course.
Classes will not be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, or Independence Day.