Students are expected to attend class each time it meets. When it is necessary that a student be absent from a class, it is a student's responsibility to provide an explanation to the professor: A class attendance policy will be set by the professor who is expected to set a reasonable policy with respect to documented absences that are truly beyond the student’s control. It will be the responsibility of each professor to notify his or her class in writing at the onset of each semester as to the attendance requirements.
The Department of Student Services serves to notify professors of extenuating circumstances. The request for an excuse does not alter the requirements of the class set forth by the professor. Additionally, grades and make-up procedures are determined by the professor.
The Department of Student Services can assist students who miss a class due to illness, emergency, or other unavoidable circumstances. Some professors require a formal letter of excuse from the department. Individuals who need this letter of excuse must complete a Request for an Excused Absence Form and submit documentation verifying the situation causing the the absence(s). The department verifies all documentation presented prior to providing a letter of support.
For more information contact:
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Admissions
Department of Student Services
Location: Holloway Complex E, Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach