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Class Attendance

Class attendance is critical for success! Attendance policies not only apply to face-to-face classes, but they also apply to semester-based web classes.

  • Registration in a course obligates the student to attend regularly. In a semester-based online class, this means signing into Blackboard for class review and/or participation at least twice each week. While On Demand classes do not have an attendance policy, we recommend setting a calendar based on your goals and adhering to that calendar, as there are time limits for course completion.
  • Students enrolled in online semester-based classes who, without previous arrangement with the instructor or department, fail to login to Blackboard during the first week of classes MAY be dropped from the course.
  • Nonattendance does NOT release students from the responsibility to officially drop any course for which they have enrolled and chose not to complete.
  • Students wishing to change their schedule or add/drop a class, may do so during set time periods. Students enrolled in face-to-face, and term based web courses should follow the dates published in the academic calendar. Those enrolled in On Demand courses should adhere to the On Demand timeline.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

WKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate,  master’s, specialist, and select doctorate degrees



Information about accreditation can be found through the Office of the Provost.

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 Last Modified 8/26/19