Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Tarrant County College. Student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets. In case of absence, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor. Students absent on official school business are entitled to make up coursework missed. In all other cases, the instructor will judge whether the student will be permitted to make up work and will decide on the time and nature of the makeup. However, the student is expressly responsible for any work missed regardless of the cause of the absence. The student must discuss such work with the instructor and should do so immediately on returning to school. Communication between the student and instructor is most important, and it is the student's responsibility to initiate such communication. If students do not appear at the prearranged time or meet the prescribed deadline for makeup work, they forfeit their rights for further makeup of that work. Students who stop attending class for any reason should contact the instructor and the Registrar's office to officially withdraw from the class. Failure to officially withdraw may result in a failing grade for the course.
Class attendance and participation are essential to student success. Effective with the Spring 2012 term, the following attendance guidelines will apply:
|Term||# of Meetings||15% of Class Meetings||Student Dropped
after X Days
|16 week-1 day a week||16||2.4||3|
|16 week-2 days a week||32||4.8||5|
|16 week-3 days a week||48||7.2||8|
|13 week-1 day a week||13||1.95||2|
|8-week MW or TTH||16||2.4||3|
|*Online Dev Ed||32||4.8||5|
If you have more questions, please see the Mandatory Attendance Policy FAQ.
Reviewed March 9, 2012