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    Course Attendance Policy

    Responsible office
    Responsible party
    Last revision
    June 2014
    Approved by
    Office of the Provost
    Approval date
    June 2014
    Effective date
    June 2014
    Last review
    July 2019
    Additional references


    All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus are within the scope of this policy. If there is variance between departmental expectations and the common approach described through college policy, the college will look to the campus community to support the spirit and the objectives of college policy.


    Students are expected to attend courses regularly and are responsible for course work whether present or not. The college believes in giving students as much freedom as is consistent with their academic progress. However, excessive absence, excluding illness or emergency, may result in a special probation or dismissal from the course with no credit.

    The policy of Colorado College is to require attendance in scheduled classes in the week of all-college holidays and block breaks. Faculty members will explain any specific applications of this policy, such as grade penalties for unauthorized absences, at the beginning of each block. Since grades for graduating seniors are due by 2 p.m. Wednesday, the last day of Block 8, seniors are expected to attend all classes through the end of Block 8.