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Attendance

Attendance

At Central Penn College, satisfactory attendance is considered to be a vital part of each
student’s performance. Excessive absences for a particular course or program can result
in a lowered achievement rating and an undesirable course grade. Additionally, as an
attendance-taking institution there are specific requirements for attendance students
must meet in order to remain enrolled in courses.

Students must continuously participate in their courses to satisfy the attendance requirement. During the first two weeks of term, students who do not attend ANY
course for 14 consecutive days will be administratively withdrawn from each course
they fail to attend and will not be granted reentry to the course. During weeks 3-11,
students who do not attend ALL of their classes for 14 consecutive days will be
administratively withdrawn from all courses, but may apply to be reinstated. If a
student is administratively withdrawn from their courses before Sunday of week 7
of the term, this will result in grades of ‘W’ on students’ transcripts. If a student is
administratively withdrawn after Sunday of week 7, this will result in grades of ‘F’ on
students’ transcripts. Changes in students’ schedules may have financial implications,
and students should refer to the Refund and Distribution Policy or contact Financial Aid
with questions.

In an emergency that causes a student to be absent, it is the student’s responsibility
to make arrangements with the instructor to complete missed work. Each faculty
member will establish practices for students who miss class because of extenuating
circumstances. Faculty members may establish attendance standards for their individual
courses that impact students’ grades. Absences in excess of 20% of class hours, for any
subject, may cause a student to fail that particular course.

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