Attendance policy

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, regardless of whether the instructor takes attendance. The instructor may drop students who miss more than the equivalent of two weeks of a term­-length course. Students must contact the instructor to inform him or her of an absence. The college does not relay such messages.

Attendance at the first class meeting

If a student wishes to secure a place in class, he or she must attend the first class meeting. The instructor may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting, thereby opening a space for students wishing to add the class. If students do not attend the first class meeting, it is still their responsibility to officially drop the class.

Field trips

If participating in a class field trip or other college sponsored activity causes a student to miss other classes, the student will not be penalized for the absence. Students must be allowed to make up any class work or point earning opportunities that they have missed (including exams, quizzes, and participation points) provided they have notified their instructor a minimum of two weeks in advance of their impending absence (or as soon as possible if there are extenuating circumstances such as post­season intercollegiate competition or rain make-ups, or field trips within the first two weeks of the term).

Leave of absence

Students who need to take a leave of absence during the term may obtain the Leave of absence request form and then receive written approval from each of their instructors. Then the student must discuss the petition with a counselor and obtain their signature, as well as the signature of the vice president

of student services. A leave of absence is limited to 10 instructional days. Instructors may drop students who have been absent for more than the equivalent of two weeks of instruction without an approved leave of absence.