Class Attendance and Administrative Drop
5/7/14 Note: Course withdrawal (administrative drop) deadlines given below are effective for all undergraduates as of Fall 2014.
Students are expected to be regular and punctual in class attendance. The University believes that students themselves are primarily responsible for attendance. Instructors will provide students with written statements of their policies with respect to absences. Excessive or extended absence from class is sufficient reason for the instructor to recommend that the student be administratively dropped from the course. For those courses in which enrollment is limited, missing the first class session may be interpreted as excessive absence. If this action is filed in the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of classes (the tenth day of regularly scheduled classes), it will result in cancellation of registration in the course. The date the administrative drop is posted on the class roster in UAccess Instructor Center determines how the drop affects the student's academic record:
The student may notify the Dean of Students Office when an absence from class of one week or more is unavoidable. The office will maintain a file of such reports available to instructors upon request.
Administrative drop is an instructor's option, not an obligation. Instructors are not required to drop students who fail to attend class. Any student who intends to drop or withdraw from a course must do so following drop and withdrawal instructions. Students who remain enrolled in a course throughout the term but fail to attend class may receive an E grade for the course.