- Students are expected to attend every class meeting, lab and recitation of the courses in which they are enrolled. However, students may accumulate class absences amounting to the number of class meetings per week. These "allowed absences" should be used for absences necessitated by circumstances such as a brief illness, a personal obligation that conflicts with a class, or participation in college sponsored events. Absences beyond these "allowed absences" may have a negative impact on grades.
- Students are expected to be familiar with and to abide by their professors' policies on making-up exams or assignments missed because of absences.
- Students have the responsibility to notify the Office of the Dean of the College in cases of prolonged absences and to provide documentation explaining the reason(s) for the absences.
- Students should be aware that they cannot accumulate an unlimited number of documented absences without risking their standing in classes. There are circumstances in which missed work can not be made up and in which the number of absences, including documented absences, make withdrawal from classes the appropriate action.
Saint Anselm College, Student Handbook and Planner p. 124