Students are expected to attend all classes and laboratory sessions (or demonstrate active online participation), unless prevented by illness or other unavoidable situations. Any absences should be explained to each instructor, and the instructor may impose penalties when absences cause completion of the course work to be difficult or impossible. Numerous absences, especially if they are without good reason, may result in a final grade of X or F. Financial aid can be withdrawn for non-attendance. Students should verify the specific attendance policy of each instructor.

A student who stops attending a course (s) for a sustained period, and has not completed an official course withdrawal, will be reported as an unofficial withdrawal and assigned an X grade.

Financial aid can be reduced or withdrawn for non-attendance. A withdrawn student may be required to repay some or all of their financial aid and could lose eligibility for future financial assistance.


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