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Attendance and Absenteeism Policy

Attendance Policy

Metropolitan Community College maintains strict policies regarding attendance and punctuality in keeping with our objective of excellence in education and training. In other words, we encourage students to treat going to classes as they would treat going to work.  Punctuality and regular attendance are mandatory.

Any student taking a course and who is absent for more than 20% of the prescribed number of the course hours will receive an incomplete from the instructor for that course.  Absences may be excused at the discretion of the College Director.  A doctor’s note will be required.  The student may have to successfully repeat the particular course in order to receive credit for that course.


Absenteeism Policy

The College standard policy on absenteeism applies to students who are taking courses.  The policy is such that if a student misses two days of a one-week course, OR three days of a two-week course, s/he may be required to sign a student activity notification, and to retake that course as soon as is practicable. If the absence is due to medical reasons, the student will be required to provide a medical note, explaining his/her absence, and there will be no charge for re-sitting the course.

On the other hand, if a student attending a class is absent for two weeks or more, or the absenteeism exceeds 20% of the prescribed number of program hours, the student will be deemed to have withdrawn, or the College will disenroll the student from his/her program of study.  In either case, the College’s refund policy will apply.