Attendance Policy


Overview

  • It is the student’s responsibility to drop all classes in which he/she is no longer participating.

  • It is the instructor’s discretion to withdraw a student after the add/drop deadline due to excessive absences.

  • Students who remain enrolled in a class beyond the published withdrawal deadline, as stated in the class schedule, will receive an evaluative letter grade in this class.

Due to the voluminous variety of knowledge required of professionals in the information technology industry, it is expected for you to attend every class session for the entire class time. The Las Positas attendance policy will be observed: A student absent for a total of four consecutive or six cumulative instructional hours (1 instructional hour = 50 minutes) and/or two consecutive weeks of instruction may be dropped from that course by the instructor.

In order to be counted present, you must be present for the entire class period. If you need to leave a class session early, please inform me before class begins. Arriving to class late or leaving class early may result in at least one instructional hour of absence depending on the time missed.

In the event that you experience a personal or familial hardship that causes an absence, you are still responsible for the material covered. Our online material has lectures that can assist in learning the many topics, and I am willing to help during contact hours. It is your responsibility to officially drop the course if you choose not to complete it.

If you wish to drop the course at any time for any reason, fill out the appropriate paperwork at the Office of Admissions and Records. Students who do not report to class on the first day may be dropped. Do not assume that I will drop you from the course. If you stop attending the class and do not drop the class after census day, you will receive an F in the class. See the schedule of important dates for deadlines for withdrawing from the course.

See California Education Code on Excessive Absences

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