2021-2022 Catalog

Attendance Policy

Because the college recognizes that academic success is tied to regular attendance, students are expected to attend and be on time for all classes. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses students from meeting all requirements of the course and being responsible for all learning experiences.

An attendance policy will be established for each course by the instructor and/or Program Coordinator in concurrence with the appropriate Division Dean. This attendance policy will be part of the Course Document given to students at the beginning of the course. Class attendance is calculated from the first scheduled class meeting through the last scheduled class meeting. Neither late registration nor other circumstances will change this requirement.

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 115D-5(u); S.L. 2010-112, S.2, students enrolled in curriculum classes may be accorded up to two days of absence from classes per academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student. For the purposes of this policy the academic year begins on the first day of fall semester and runs through the last day of summer term. Students should follow the procedure set forth on the college’s website to apply for an excused absence from class(es) for religious observances.