Attendance is essential. Students can miss up to 3 classes for any reason without detriment to their attendance grade.
After three absences a student’s attendance grade will drop as follows: A student with 3 or fewer absences receives 100% attendance credit. A student with 4 to 7 absences receives 50% attendance credit. A student with 8 or more absences receives 0% attendance credit.
If a student does miss class, it is the student’s responsibility to catch up if class is missed. While every student is encouraged to use oﬃce hours to help them gain a better understanding of material, oﬃce hours are NOT for helping students catch up on material they missed because they were absent.
If this attendance policy presents a hardship due to illness or other dire circumstance, please inform the instructor and provide any requested documentation. Exceptions to the attendance policy are possible, but not likely.