Attendance Policy

Regular class attendance is required. Since all classes meet once a week, the maximum number of unexcused absences is one (1). The Academic Dean must excuse all other absences. Excused absences consist of:

  • A doctor’s excuse
  • Death in the family or parish
  • Pastoral responsibilities

Instructors will outline their attendance requirements at the beginning of the semester (requirements included in the course syllabus issued to the students). Instructors are required to maintain attendance records on all students and report to the registrar a student having an inordinate amount of unexcused absences. Students who exceed the maximum number of unexcused absences may be administratively dropped from the course or receive a failing grade in the course. The appeal process includes a written request and documentation of absences for illness or other circumstances. The appeal must be approved by the Academic Dean and President.