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2015-2016 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2015-2016 ULM Student Policy Manual [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Class Attendance Regulations/Excused Absences


  1. Class attendance is regarded as an obligation and a privilege, and all students are expected to attend regularly and punctually all classes in which they are enrolled. Failure to do so may jeopardize a student’s scholastic standing and may lead to suspension from the University.
  2. Any student who is not present for at least 75% of the scheduled class sessions in any course may receive a grade of “W” if this condition occurs prior to the last day to drop a course or a grade of “F” after that date.
  3. Any University-related activity requiring an absence from class will count as an absence when determining if a student has attended 75% of class meetings.
  4. Students are responsible for the effect absences have on all forms of evaluating course performance. Thus, the student is responsible for arranging the allowed make up of any missed work.


  1. Instructors shall keep a permanent attendance record for each class. These records are subject to inspection by appropriate University officials and should be available at all times.
  2. Attendance of class meetings may not constitute more than 10% of the course grade unless justified by the instructor and approved by the department head and dean.
  3. Faculty members are required to state in writing and explain to students their expectations in regard to class attendance during the first class meeting or by the last day to add (third official day of classes).
  4. Faculty members are expected to work with students to allow for completion of classwork and assignments if the student’s absence results from his/her required participation in a University-sponsored activity provided that, prior to the absence, the student makes arrangements to complete all missed work.
  5. Students are usually allowed to make up work and/or tests missed because of serious illness, accident, or death in the family. Staff members in the Department of Student Life will make every effort to inform the faculty member concerning class absences on behalf of the student in these instances.