GENERAL ATTENDANCE STATEMENT
NCMC has designed a schedule of classes that meets the Carnegie unit definition of class time necessary for students to complete the course. In an 8-week or full semester on-ground class, if a student fails to attend during the first ten calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur. In a 4-week class, if a student fails to attend during the first six calendar days of the semester, an administrative drop will occur. After the published Add/Drop date, students are financially responsible for costs associated with classes from which they have been administratively withdrawn.
In addition to the above attendance requirement, each NCMC instructor is required by contract to have an attendance policy for each course taught. Each instructor’s attendance policy is stated in the syllabus and is unique to his/her course. Each instructor may set his or her own policy relative to attendance as it pertains to being permitted to continue in the course and grade received.
NCMC strongly encourages students to attend classes on a regular basis as registration for any NCMC course presupposes that the student will attend all scheduled classes, laboratories, and clinicals beginning the first week of classes and engaging in academic activities. Students are expected to attend all class sessions of the courses in which they are enrolled. Class time at NCMC also contributes to academic success and provides the student with the experience of understanding the attendance expectations of a career. Absences reduce the value of the learning experience and reduce the probability of passing the course successfully. Most failures, dropped courses and poor grades result from poor attendance. It is the ultimately the student’s responsibility to attend all classes and be informed of attendance procedures, academic interaction and add-drop requirements once enrolled in the course. For the purpose of Title IV financial aid eligibility, the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) should be reviewed often.