Course attendance is a key factor in your academic success, and verification of such attendance ensures that the College is distributing financial aid to individuals who have begun to attend classes according to federal financial aid Title IV legislation.
If you do not attend classes or begin the course by the end of the first week of the semester, you are reported to the Registrar's office by your instructor as a "no show" and you are canceled from the course. As a "no show", you will receive an 80% refund. "No show" status will also impact your financial aid.
What are the attendance requirements?
Online courses: If you are enrolled in an online course, you must complete the introductory discussion assignment as follows:
If registered "before" the course started, you must complete the introductory discussion by the specified due date.
If registered "during" the first week of the course, you must complete the introductory discussion before the end of week two.
Traditional, hybrid, web conference, and instructional television courses: If you are enrolled in any class with a synchronous component such as traditional, hybrid, web conferencing, and instructional television, you must meet the following attendance requirements:
If registered "before" the semester started, you must attend class during the first week of the semester.
If registered "during" the first week of classes, you must attend the next scheduled meeting of the class.
What if I am unable to attend the first week?
In the case of extenuating circumstances, for all class types, you must notify the instructor in writing (email or letter) if unable to attend class in week one as defined above. Without exception, when your extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending in week one, you must begin the course no later than Friday of week two. If you do not attend by the extended date, you will be reported as a "no show" even if a prior written contact was made.