Every student is responsible for determining if he or she is able to meet the attendance requirements of each class prior to registration.
Because attendance is a critical factor in meeting the academic criteria required for successful completion of each class, a student may be withdrawn from a class after missing fifteen percent (15%) of the scheduled hours in the class. Students wishing to withdraw should refer to the Withdrawal Policies and Procedures.
In the event of extraordinary circumstances, consideration for reinstatement may be requested in writing to the instructor. Only the instructor may reinstate a student. As a condition of reinstatement, a student will be required to complete all work as assigned by the instructor in order to successfully complete the class. Failure to complete all assigned work may result in an incomplete or failing grade for the class.
The following activities will not be counted as absences if substantiating documentation is submitted to the instructor BEFORE such events occur:
- Military Service/Training
- Jury Summons
- School Sponsored Activities
Special Attendance Requirements
Some programs/courses at Savannah Technical College may have special attendance requirements in order to meet accreditation, licensing, certification or generally accepted standards. Each course syllabus will contain the STC Student Attendance Policy and any special attendance requirements for that course.
Attendance/Work Ethics Grade
Each student is awarded a Work Ethics Grade upon completion of a course. Attendance is a factor in determining the Work Ethics Grade each student receives. Attendance is not considered in determining the academic grade a student is awarded for academic achievement in each course.
Special Provision for Absenteeism Occurring at the End of a Quarter
If a student's cumulative absenteeism during the last week of a semester exceeds fifteen per cent (15%) of the scheduled hours in a class, the instructor may issue an Incomplete (I) grade for the class. A student must complete all assigned work by mid-term of the following semester in order to receive a grade for the class. Failure to complete all work as assigned will result in a failing grade for the class. The details of this special provision are also applicable to any student who is granted a non-appropriated absence within the last week of a semester.
Financial Aid Considerations
Academic deficiencies or withdrawal from a class may have an adverse effect on financial aid eligibility. It is recommended that every student consult with an Information Specialist and his or her academic advisor to determine the effect that a failing grade or withdrawal from class may have on continuing financial aid eligibility.
ALL EXCUSED ABSENCES WILL REQUIRE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION WITH A CONTACT NAME AND NUMBER. The following situations will automatically be excused with appropriate documentation:
- Military duty/training or rescue unit training.
- Legal proceedings in which the student is called as either a jury member or a witness by COURT ORDER. A legal proceeding in which the student has been charged with a crime IS NOT INCLUDED.
- Attendance at a school sponsored event (i.e. VICA or GOAL competitions).
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Regina Thomas-Williams at 912.443.5708 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org