Course Attendance Policy

Responsible office
Responsible party
Last revision
June 2014
Approved by
Dean's Office
Approval date
June 2014
Effective date
June 2014
Last review
July 2019
Additional references


All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees 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, volunteers and the Board of Trustees 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.




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