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Pima County Community College District Board Policy

Board Policy Title:   Student Attendance and Participation
Board Policy Number: BP-3103
Adoption Date:  4/15/81
Revision Date(s):  4/7/09, 10/17/14, 3/5/15
Review Date(s):   3/5/15
Schedule for Review & Update:   Annually
Unit Responsible for Review & Update:  Office of the Provost
Sponsoring Unit/Department:    Office of the Provost
Motion Number:  2499
Legal Reference:   34 CFR 668 (Department of Education Student Assistance General Provisions) and  38 CFR 21 (Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Education)          
Cross Reference:  
Grading, BP-3108 and Class Orientation, BP-3113

Attendance and Participation:
Pima Community College recognizes that federal and state regulations require institutions to have a process to monitor and report student attendance. The College believes that attendance and participation throughout the term are essential to student success. Therefore, students are expected to demonstrate participation in and completion of coursework and to adhere to course attendance and participation requirements per course syllabi. 

Unofficial Withdrawal:
After the drop deadline, students with excessive consecutive absences in the classes for which they are still registered will be identified as an Unofficial Withdrawal and the College will take appropriate actions. Unofficial Withdrawal may result in adverse consequences for the student.