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Absences

There are many reasons why you may need to miss class or take a longer break from college. Here is more information about some of the reasons why you might request an absence and the policies and procedures regarding them.

Absences for Religious Reasons

Students whose religious beliefs may cause them to miss classes, examinations, or studio reviews must inform their instructors and provide documentation of their religious commitment. Although students are not penalized for missing class sessions and activities for such cause, their instructors may require that they make up any missed assignments within a reasonable amount of time and subject to published deadlines.

Absences for Short-term illness

If you have a short-term illness that is getting in the way of your school work, here are a couple of things to do to stay on track:

  • Keep your professors in the loop: it is important that they know what is going on so they can help you with necessary adjustments
  • Speak with you Academic Advisor: They can help you figure out what the best route is for you in terms of finishing your coursework and maintaining your grades.
  • Drop or Withdraw from a class, if necessary: This is a good option to discuss with your academic advisor before doing. Together, you can figure out whether this is the best way to get good grades in your other classes. Also, if you are looking at dropping or withdrawing from a class, speak with your financial aid counselor about how it will effect your financial aid package.

Leave of Absence

Thinking you need to take a longer absence from class or the BAC? Check out this link for more information about taking a Leave of Absence.