Records and Registration
The College expects students to attend classes and complete assignments, including assignments missed due to absence. Each instructor develops and enforces the attendance requirements for each course. Students who cannot attend a class must notify the course instructor. In cases of extended illness, students must also notify the Dean of Student Success. Students who miss class due to military obligations must notify the College’s VA Certifying Official in the Admissions and Registration Office. In addition, instructors follow Northeast’s procedure for reporting students who fail to start attending and/or students who stop attending class. Outlined below are the consequences for non-attendance.
Student Failure to Start Attendance - Administrative Withdrawal
Northeast Community College is required to verify the enrollment and participation of students who participate in Federal Title IV student aid programs and/or who receive educational benefits through alternate funding sources. Attendance is established when a student physically attends a class or submits an assignment in an online class. Submitting the syllabus confirmation does not qualify as active participation. Students who fail to start a class and never complete an assignment will be administratively withdrawn from the course and the student’s financial aid will be adjusted to reflect eligibility only for those courses attended.
- Students who have been administratively withdrawn from a course will have the course and all tuition and fees associated with the course removed from their record. Students who are administratively withdrawn will receive email notification from the Admissions and Registration Office.
- Students who have not had any active participation in a course in the first two weeks of the term will not be allowed to re-enroll in the course. In the event that the student can prove he/she had active participation within the first two weeks, the student must appeal to the course instructor to be re-enrolled.
Students Who Stop Attending
Students are expected to follow the College’s Drop/Withdrawal procedures. Students who stop attending a course after attendance has been established must drop the course and/or withdraw from the term, or they will be reported for non-attendance. Stopping attendance during a term is defined as not actively participating in a course for 14 consecutive calendar days. Stopping attendance does not cancel tuition charges or prevent the course and grade from appearing on the student’s academic record. Students who have stopped attending a course and fail to officially drop the course will be assigned a “UF” (Unearned “F”) grade.
- A “UF” grade is counted as a failure in the calculation of grade point average and academic standing.
- A student who is assigned a “UF” grade will not be allowed to return to the class for the current term.
- The issuance of a “UF” grade will activate re-evaluation of the student’s financial aid and may result in repayment as noted in the Return to Title IV guidelines.
- Students who have been issued a “UF” grade can officially withdraw from the course by filling out and returning a Drop Form or if withdrawing from all courses, a Term Withdrawal Form, to the Admissions and Registration Office. This will replace the “UF” grade with a “W” for the course(s) they are officially withdrawing from. Note: To do this students must meet the withdrawal deadline for the term the “UF” was issued as listed in the Academic Calendar.
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