Attendance and punctuality are important for successful study. Therefore, the number of a student’s absences may be taken into account in determining academic grades. Students may be expected to explain to the instructor the reason for any absences from class and, in some cases, be asked to provide appropriate documentation.
There is no provision for a system of allowed cuts and absences. Students may be dropped from a class for excessive absences (missing 20% or more of the classes), when, in the opinion of the instructor, further enrollment in the class would be of little value to the student.
Occasionally, a student is excused from class attendance by the appropriate Academic Dean for the purpose of representing the University. In such cases, the student is responsible for securing and completing any assignments.