College Policy on Class Attendance

Courses at ABAC are provided for the intellectual growth and development of students. The interaction with instructors and other students is an essential element of the learning process, and a high correlation exists between class attendance and course grades. Therefore, to attain maximum success, students should attend all their classes, be on time, and attend all scheduled course activities. Absence from class does not excuse students from full responsibility for class work or assignments missed. Students must accept this responsibility.

Individual instructors will establish attendance policies for each class, will publish the policy in the course syllabus, and keep attendance records. The penalty for absences is at the discretion of the instructor and may include failure of the course. Students who stop attending class without officially withdrawing will receive a grade for the course. A student penalized for excessive absences may appeal through the grade appeal process as stated in this catalog and the Student Handbook.