All students must enter class prior to the class 10 percent date. Students who fail to attend by this date will be dropped from the class roll. Regular and punctual attendance is expected of all students in order for them to achieve their potential in class and to develop desirable personal traits necessary to succeed in employment.
Since course content and teaching methods vary, each instructor will determine his or her own requirements for attendance. Attendance requirements for each class will be printed in the course syllabus which will be distributed the first week of class. Class attendance is calculated from the first scheduled class meeting to the last. Late arrivals and/or early departures may count toward total absences.
If a student is dropped by an instructor due to excessive absences, a grade of "WF" will be issued and calculated in his or her grade point average. The student must obtain the permission of the instructor to reenter class. If this request is denied, the student may petition the department chair for reinstatement. If the department chair denies the request, the vice president of Curriculum and instruction will make the final ruling on the decision.