College Non-Attendance Policy

Important: Please Read.

Attendance at all class sessions is critical for academic success. Regular and punctual attendance is expected, and each instructor will keep a complete record of student attendance for the entire length of each course. As a CCD student, you will be counted absent from missed class meetings, beginning with the first day of class. Faculty must report any student who does not attend the first 15 percent (census date) of the course, and you will be dropped and not be allowed to re-register for the course. Any corequisite required for a course that is dropped for non-attendance may also be dropped. You are responsible for properly processing a withdrawal from a class if you want to avoid receiving a failing grade.

You are responsible for communicating with your faculty member often and quickly about any absence, learning the material that was taught, and completing all class assignments.

The attendance policy for health sciences and other programs may differ because of clinical requirements or rules set by approving agencies.

Online students must complete a graded assignment within the first 15 percent of the course (census date). Depending on the instructor, this can be a discussion post, assignment, quiz, or some other assessable activity. Please check with your instructor if you have questions. 

Related Links

CCCOnline Course Authentication and Participation Policy Page