Students are expected to be punctual and to attend every class session. Absences are recorded on the student’s Master record. A student’s success in his or her academic work is directly related to class attendance. A student who is late to class by 30 minutes or more or leaves 30 minutes before class ends will be recorded as absent. A student who has missed 30% or more of any scheduled course sessions may be subject to suspension and to being assigned a fail (“F”). The student must report to the VP of Academics to request reinstatement. The student is responsible for the tuition for the course. If a student is going to be late or absent from class, the student should contact a member of the Student Services Department and his/her instructor. Any student who is having difficulty maintaining regular attendance should also contact the Student Services Department or his/her associate dean for assistance. Extenuating circumstances will be considered. The student may be required to present confirmation of such circumstances. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Personal illness, confirmed by a physician.
- Illness or death in the immediate family (immediate family includes spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, and children).
- Active duty military service, including active duty for training.
Failure to maintain continuous attendance can result in ineligibility for financial aid. Students may be removed from a course based on the following absence guidelines:
- 4 Unit Course—Allowed 2 absences per 10-week term (3rd absence may be excused by Vice President/Academics & Director of Student Services)
- 5 Unit Course—Allowed 2 absences per 5-week term (3rd absence may be excused by Vice President/Academics & Director of Student Services)
- 8 Unit Course—Allowed 5 absences per 10-week term (6th absence may be excused by Vice President/Academics & Director of Student Services)