Attendance plays a critical role in student success in all classes. Satisfactory progress is difficult without regular attendance. The instructor reserves the right to withdraw a student from class for missing more than one calendar week of the semester. To avoid a faculty withdrawal, students will be encouraged to contact their instructor, via e-mail and/or phone, regarding any anticipated absences to make arrangements for continued progress in the course. Failure to do so in a college credit bearing course will result in a grade of “WF” which will negatively impact the student’s GPA. Failure to do so in a developmental course will result in a grade of “FW.”
In cases where practical considerations, regulations or accreditation requirements make it necessary, a program may establish more stringent attendance requirements. The instructor will include the attendance requirements for the course on the course syllabus. In all cases of absence, the student is responsible for making up all missed class work and for coming prepared to the class following the absence.
School Absences for Religious Observances
Randolph Community College recognizes that students’ religious affiliations vary and requirements regarding observances of special days may also vary. The College and the state of North Carolina (23 N.C.A.C. 02C .0213 “School Absences for Religious Observances”) allow students two excused days of absences each academic year for religious observances. Randolph Community College defines an academic year as beginning on the first day of classes for fall term and ending with the last day of classes for the following summer term. In order for a student to request an excused absence, they must request the absence by completing a “Religious Observance Request Form” and submitting it at least two (2) weeks prior to the observance to the Records and Registration office located in the Student Services Center. Students will be required to make up any work, activities, or missed tests as a result of an excused absence for religious observance.