Attendance - Southwestern Illinois College

Students are expected to be present for all scheduled class meetings and will be held responsible for any work missed as a result of absences or tardiness. For 16-week course scheduled in the fall or spring semester, absences for more hours than the class meets per week may result in the student being dropped from the class When courses are offered in a more condensed format a student may be dropped by the instructor after missing more hours of class than the class would meet in one week if it was scheduled over 16 weeks. Any student dropped with an effective date prior to the midterm date of the class will receive a “W”. If the effective date of the withdrawal is after the midterm date of the class, the instructor may assign a “W” or “WF” grade.

Absences because of approved college purposes or pre-approved religious observances will result in no direct absence penalties. Student will be allowed to make up work missed as a result of approved absences or do alternate assignments. Absences due to other circumstances such as military deployment, volunteer emergency service in accordance with Illinois law, or documented disability-related needs should be discussed with the instructor and appropriate dean to determine whether exceptions to the attendance policy should be made or tuition refunds considered.