General Attendance Requirements*
- Attendance is recorded for all programs and is tracked by minutes in the scheduled class, lab or clinical session. This includes absence from the entire session, late arrival (tardy), and early departure. Students must be present for at least 50% of the daily scheduled class hours to be considered present for the day.
- Students absent for 10% of any module or course will receive a verbal warning.
- Student absent for 20% of any module or course will receive a written warning and verbal advisement.
- Students absent for 30% or more of any module or course will fail that module or course and will be required to repeat the module or course in its entirety.
- Students absent for 14 consecutive calendar days (excluding College Holidays, Winter Recess, and scheduled modular/term breaks) will be dropped from the program.
- Students must complete all required hours for externship modules or clinical courses to meet graduation requirements.
- Students are not permitted to make up absences in the didactic or laboratory portion of their program, with the exception of those enrolled in Vocational Nursing and Dental Assisting as required by State regulation for the VN and DA programs.
- Regardless of program, students are responsible for make-up work and assignments.
*NOTE: Program specific requirements (see below) supersede any general attendance requirements.
- Only alleged errors in the attendance record will be considered for appeal.
- Students must appeal any alleged errors in the attendance record within 5 business days of the last scheduled class date for the module or course in question. See Appeals Policy and Procedure for details of appeals.
- Students are required to provide documentation to substantiate any requested attendance change.
- No changes to the attendance record will be permitted after 14 calendar days of the last scheduled class date for the module or course in question.