Procedure - Tardies

The College is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class attendance is essential to the student optimizing his/her scholastic achievement and that it is the responsibility of the student to attend class regularly without being tardy. Students who attend the College must attend eighty percent (80%) of the time scheduled for a regular class meeting to be counted present when the class meets.

Tardy shall be defined as a student entering class after the roll is checked or after instruction has begun, and it shall also be defined as a student leaving class early regardless of reason. Thus, if a student is in class for eighty percent = (80%) of the time but less than one hundred percent (100%) of the meeting time, then that student shall be counted tardy. For the purpose of maintaining class attendance, faculty shall count three (3) tardies as one (1) absence.

Adopted: January 8, 2020