Drop for Non-Attendance
Per Catalog regulation M-4, instructors may request students be dropped for non-attendance during the first week of the semester. Dropping absent students early in the semester alleviates "ghosts" and allows wait-listed students the opportunity to be enrolled. It is up to individual instructors to determine at what point to record non-attendance during the first week of the semester and submit a completed form; some classes use the first meeting while others allow a couple of meetings.
Requests for dropping students is not done through VandalWeb as other actions are, but rather instructors must submit the Drop for Non-Attendance form for each class identifying the individual students to be removed from the roster. The Drop for Non-Attendance forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the sixth business day of the semester. Drop for Non-Attendance forms for late 8-week classes must be submitted by the end of the first week of the session.
Instructors should not request to drop students who have made prior arrangements for absences. Excused absences do not relieve the student from making up the work missed. Instructors (or departments) are responsible for notifying students that they are being dropped non-attendance.