Southern Polytechnic State University

Graduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Classroom Attendance

There are no formal institutional regulations regarding class attendance. Each classroom or laboratory instructor sets his or her own attendance policy. However, professors are required to report students who are on the class roll and do not attend. Within the first calendar week of classes, or the first laboratory meeting, of the term the instructor will notify the students in writing of the attendance policy for that class. It is the prerogative of the instructor to determine and impose grade penalties for absences. Students are responsible for all course material covered and any academic consequence of their absences. In some cases, federal and state laws require that attendance be recorded and reported. Professors are required to report students who are registered and do not attend, or who stop attending to the registrar's office.