2016-2017 Student Handbook

Verification of Attendance

Attendance will be verified by instructors during the first few weeks of class and can be linked to some type of activity assigned by the instructor. If the instructor is not satisfied that a student has attended, it can have an adverse affect on the disbursement of financial aid, specifically federal financial aid awards.

Federal Definition of Attendance:

Attendance must be "academic attendance" or "attendance at an academically related activity."

Examples include:

  • physical class attendance where there is direct interaction between instructor and student
  • submission of an academic assignment
  • examination, interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction
  • study group assigned by school
  • participation in online discussion about academic matters
  • any academic activity that the instructor deems appropriate