Attendance Policy

Learning is an interactive process between the student, faculty, and peers; consequently, it is imperative that the student be present in the classroom (in all formats) and clinical area.

Consistent attendance and participation in assigned activities is a critical element in professional development, therefore, students are expected and required to attend and participate in all scheduled experiences. Make-up activities will be determined by faculty in collaboration with students based on the nature of the missed experience, individual student needs and availability of clinical and/or faculty resources.

Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in all planned clinical, laboratory, and/or practicum experiences. Each student is responsible for the content of all courses.

Absence may jeopardize a student's understanding of course content and may result in a grade reduction or failure of the course. Failure to attend a course does not automatically release a student from financial obligations associated with that course. Should a student decide to drop a class or withdraw from school the appropriate paperwork must be completed. Paperwork is available from the Records and Registration.In addition, repeated absences in a course and/or failure to consistently engage in coursework may result in an administrative withdrawal per the Administrative Withdrawal Policy.

College Sponsored Absences

  1. A student who serves on College Council committees will be excused to attend meetings.
  2. Student organization meetings will be considered on an individual basis. The student must inform the instructor at least one day in advance of the scheduled meeting. 
  3. Faculty will facilitate attendance at student conferences and conventions. Students may be required to make-up missed experiences.

Reporting Absences

Absences from clinical experiences must be reported to the clinical site and the supervising instructor prior to the start of the clinical experience. See course guidelines for specific absence reporting protocols for each experience.

When absent from a learning experience, the student must refer to the syllabus for expectations of the missed experience.