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Attendance Policy

Attendance and participation in classroom sessions are essential to the process of education at AUC. Students benefit from lectures and discussions with their teachers and fellow students. Students who fail to attend class fail to take advantage of a great educational opportunity, and being absent and/or tardy will definitely affect students’ grade of that day.  For this reason, students are required to attend classes regularly. Students will miss on issues like interpersonal skills, critical thinking as well as other classroom activities that would fulfill the objectives of the lesson and that could not be realized by out of class readings/writings, etc.  It will also affect the pace of the following class and thus, hinders students’ acquisition of new material.

  

ALNG Courses:

Parallel to the AUC Class Attendance Policy:

Fall & Spring Semesters:

1.      Instructors need not give substitute assignments or examinations to students for any unexcused absences.

2.      Grades will be affected for missing a class, due to missing a learning opportunity to participate during class work and assignments.

3.      Students who become absent due to illness should provide documentation from an AUC physician.

4.      If a student is absent for nine hours or more for any reason, the instructor may:

o    Give a grade of 'F' for the course

o    Ask the student to drop the course if the absences occur before the last date for dropping classes

o    If absences are caused by proven illnesses or other emergencies, the student may be granted a grade of 'I' for incomplete work. Undergraduate students are allowed to finish the coursework within the first month of the following semester, while graduate students are allowed to finish the coursework by the end the following semester.

Regular Summer ( 6 weeks):

1.      Instructors need not give substitute assignments or examinations to students for any unexcused absences.

2.      Students who become absent due to illness should provide documentation from an AUC physician

3.      If a student is absent for eight hours or more for any reason, the instructor may:

o    Give a grade of 'F' for the course

o    Ask the student to drop the course if the absences occur before the last date for dropping classes

o    If absences are caused by proven illnesses or other emergencies, the student may be granted a grade of 'I' for incomplete work. Undergraduate students are allowed to finish the coursework within the first month of the following semester, while graduate students are allowed to finish the coursework by the end the following semester.

Summer A-B & Winter Sessions:

1.      Instructors need not give substitute assignments or examinations to students for any unexcused absences.

2.      Students who become absent due to illness should provide documentation from an AUC physician

3.      If a student is absent for more than four hours for any reason, the instructor may:

o    Give a grade of 'F' for the course

o    Ask the student to drop the course if the absences occur before the last date for dropping classes

o    If absences are caused by proven illnesses or other emergencies, the student may be granted a grade of 'I' for incomplete work. Undergraduate students are allowed to finish the coursework within the first month of the following semester, while graduate students are allowed to finish the coursework by the end the following semester.

 

Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses

After the first week of classes, students who wish to withdraw or drop a course have to complete the Drop/Add form, secure approvals, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar in person. Students must take into consideration the important dates of each semester.

Based on the date of dropping the course, the student’s online account will show one of the following grades:

        'W' signifying 'withdrawn'

        'WP' signifying 'withdrawn passing'

        'WF' signifying 'withdrawn failing'

Students who did not complete the drop process and stopped attending classes will be granted a grade of 'F', signifying failure.