- Category: Students
Absences are counted from the first day of classes, and are classified as excused or unexcused. Excused absences involve reasons of illness, authorized trips or circumstances beyond the student's control. Absences for health reasons should be cleared through the University doctor and the signature of the doctor on the proper form must be obtained. Absences for any reason other than those mentioned above are considered unexcused.
Class work such as quizzes and tests missed during an excused absence may be made up through arrangements with the lecturers involved. Class work missed during an unexcused absence may not be made up. If a student's total number of absences excused and/or unexcused exceeds 15% of the total class meetings in a course, a grade of F may be recorded. If warranted by special circumstances, the Academic Standards Committee may grant permission to make up the missed class work.
Three incidences of tardiness are counted as an absence, and entering after 15 minutes have passed, or missing 15 minutes or more from a class is considered an absence.
The weekly assembly is considered to be an important part of the student's academic experience, and attendance is therefore required. More than three absences from assembly in a given semester may result in suspension.