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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.

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 Last Modified 8/26/19