Class attendance is regarded as an obligation as well as a privilege. Absences disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of group interaction in class. There is also a high correlation between the number of absences and the final grade. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses a student from meeting the requirements of the course. Participation in an institution-sponsored activity is not regarded as an absence. All students are still responsible for preparing all assignments for the next class and for completing work missed. Students should refer to the individual course syllabus for additional information on the College’s standard absence policy.
Students may withdraw from class or the College prior to the last day of withdrawal periods for the semester or term, as published in the printed College schedule. To withdraw from class or the College, students must withdraw using MyCalhoun. Students who withdraw prior to the deadline will be assigned a grade of “W”. However, a grade of “F” will be assigned to students who fail to satisfactorily complete the requirements of a course or who voluntarily discontinue class attendance and fail to follow the College’s official withdrawal procedure.