Delta State University maintains standards for class attendance and absence. Students are responsible for adhering to the policy. Students must attend a minimum of 75 percent of all scheduled classes and activities.
PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Class Attendance (Undergraduate)
Regular and punctual attendance at all scheduled classes and activities is expected of all students and is regarded as integral to course credit
Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed. Particular policies and procedures on absences and make-up work are established for each class, and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. When an undergraduate student accumulates absences greater than 25 percent of the scheduled meetings of a class, the student receives a grade of F in the class.
A student absent from class and missing a scheduled test and/or major presentation is entitled to a make-up if evidence is presented to the instructor that absence was due to illness or death in the immediate family. Absences authorized by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs for official purposes (athletics, performing groups, student government groups, etc.) also entitle a student to make up a test or class presentation. However, absences due to any reason are counted in the total number of absences during a semester.
A report on all students exceeding the allowable number of absences in each class should be submitted to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. Excessive Absence Report Forms are available in the Academic Affairs Office.
A student who has been reported as having excessive absences has the right to appeal to the Attendance and Grievance Appeals Committee and may continue to meet class with the permission of the Committee during the period of appeal.
Class Attendance (Graduate)
In no case shall absences exceed 25 percent of the scheduled meetings of class. In such cases, the student shall receive a grade of F in the class. Particular policies and procedures on absences and makeup work are established for each class and are announced in writing at the beginning of the term. Each student is directly responsible to the individual professor for absences and for making up work missed.
Responsible Office/Policy Owner: Academic Affairs
07/24/2012 (Approval, Academic Council)