Attendance

Section: 
Student Services
Policy Number: 
214
Effective: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Last Revised: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Steward: 
Policy: 

Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered, including the first class session. Instructors may set an attendance requirement for each class and it is the responsibility of the student to know and comply with each individual class requirement.

Student Absence for Faith or Conscience

Per RCW 28B.10.039, students are entitled to two days of excused absences per calendar year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

  • Students’ grades may not be adversely impacted by absences authorized under this policy.
  • Each absence under this policy must be taken as a whole day, i.e. the day may not be divided into hours and taken piecemeal.
  • Students must notify the College in writing two weeks prior to the absence or as soon as reasonably possible once the need is known. Refer to the Student Absence for Faith or Conscience Form.

The College shall make no judgment about the legitimacy of reasons of faith or conscience.

Absence for Short Term Military Assignments

Per RCW 28B.10.270, students called to active  duty for a period of 30 days or less may not be penalized for missed class time and must be provided the opportunity to make up work, labs, and exams within a reasonable period of time and without prejudice after they return.  The student may not be dropped for non-attendance and no grade for the student’s work may be issued until the student has been given the opportunity to make up the work and/or participation.  Written verification that the person is being, or has been, ordered to service must be provided to the College.