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Policy on Attendance and Lateness
Intensive English classes meet daily, Sunday through Thursday. Because of the intensive nature of the program, regular attendance by students in all courses is expected and required. The IEP adheres to the university's policy on attendance. Individual instructors may set more stringent policies, however, so students should consult the syllabus of each course. The university policy on class attendance is as follows:

  • Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratories, and/or required fieldwork. Excessive absences prevent students from receiving full course benefit, and disrupt orderly course progress

  • It is at the instructor's discretion whether or not to give substitute assignments or examinations to absent students

  • Instructors are expected to maintain attendance records and to draw the student's attention to attendance requirements

  • Students who miss more than 15% in any one or combination of classes (whichever comes first), irrespective of the reasons, may be advised by the instructor to withdraw from the course.

  • Students who do not withdraw should expect to fail the course.

  • Students who withdraw from a course receive a grade of "W."

  • Students cannot withdraw from a course after the announced deadline, unless approved by the appropriate academic dean.

  • Instructors are requested to consider excusing the absences of students in the following cases: documented inpatient medical care, death of an immediate family member, academic instructional activities, or national athletic activities. If excused, students are required to satisfy all course work due or assigned during their absences, as determined by the course instructor.


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