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Great Falls College recognizes the correlation between attendance and both student retention and achievement. Any class session or activity missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may adversely affect a student’s achievement in the course.

Class attendance and/or participation is required in all courses, regardless of the method of delivery (face-to-face, hybrid, or online) and students are expected to attend all class sessions for which they are registered. Instructors may establish absence policies at their own discretion within their courses to conform to the educational goals and requirements of their courses; however, policies will be clearly detailed in the course syllabus, which must be provided to each student enrolled in the course. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange to make up work missed because of legitimate class absences and to notify the instructor when an absence will occur. The instructor determines the effect of the absences on grades.

Students who do not attend a class prior to the end of the 15th day of fall and spring semesters (this deadline is prorated for the summer term(s)) and do not drop themselves from the course will receive a refund of tuition or fees in the course and will not be allowed to attend/participate in the class or submit assignments. Failure to attend or participate in a course will adversely impact a student’s financial aid award and bill with the college.