All classwork done is directed to the glory of God, and designed for the best preparation of students for their service to God. Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to be on time for all class sessions. No student should absent himself from one class in order to fulfill requirements of another class. The handling of unexcused absences is left to the discretion of the professor.
Attendance at 85 percent of the sessions of a course, both credit and audit, is required. All absences for any reason must fall within the 15 percent allowed. A student with four unexcused absences for a two hour course, six for a three hour course or eight for a four hour course will be dismissed from the course with a failing grade. Excessive absences may be appealed to the Academic Affairs Committee. Additional attendance requirements may be stipulated by the professor.
The faculty believes that class attendance is an integral and meaningful element in academics. Since the importance of the common gatherings of participants may vary from course to course, instructors are given the responsibility of regulation attendance in their classes, subject to the following limitations:
- Attendance regulations are to be clearly announced in writing by the instructor at the beginning of each term.
- Attendance regulations for multi-section courses are to be set by agreement at the department level.
- Excessive absences may result in suspension from the course with an of F. When a F is given for excessive absences, the instructor must notify the Registrar in writing.
- Attendance at quizzes announced at least a week in advance and at special sessions is mandatory. Excuses for absence in such instances are to be obtained by the student from the Academic Dean.
- Student appeals concerning attendance regulations are to be made to the School Academic Regulations Committee (or Teacher meeting).