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Attendance

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

The following chart shows the 80 percent attendance rule. In most semesters, there are 14 class meetings per semester on each day.

Number of meetings Attend Absent Total
 1 per week 12 2 14
 2 per week 23 5 28
 3 per week 34 8 42
 4 per week 45 11 56

Attend = minimum number of classes that must be attended

Absent = maximum number of classes able to be skipped

Total = total number of class meetings in the semester

Failure to attend 80% of classes could result in students not being allowed to sit for exams in the overcut class.  Excessive absences will result in a grade of UW.  Students who receive notice of not being able to sit for a given exam can petition the Petitions Committee.  Upon a showing of compelling hardship and in exceptional circumstances, the petitions committee may relieve a student of the attendance requirement or give NO relief, in its discretion.