Attendance and Class Absence System
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The cornerstone of undergraduate education is communication between the teacher and the learner, and at The Citadel, class attendance is mandatory. Students may, however, need to miss class for authorized reasons—athletic events, academic travel, special ceremonies, guard duties, military obligations, etc. Illness and personal emergencies may also cause students to be absent for legitimate reasons. Instructors should work with students in these cases to assist them in making up tests, exams, quizzes, and other work missed.
Should it be necessary to miss a class for any reason, the student will, unless circumstances preclude it, notify the professor in advance and will be responsible for any material missed. Tests and labs are critically important and are scheduled well in advance. It is, therefore, imperative that these are missed only due to circumstances beyond the control of the student and that the student notify the instructor when missing a test or lab cannot be avoided.
Students are notified each time they are reported absent from a class and have 72 hours to make requests to their Academic Officer for adjustments.
Faculty members may correct submitted class absence data for 6 working days after the day the class meets by sending this information to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. However, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will accept no late class absence submissions from the faculty after the last day of classes each semester.
For more detailed information on the Class Absence System Policies and Procedures, please review the following documents: