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Section 3: Attendance

Academic Regulations

Attendance by students is expected in all on-campus and online course activities as of the start date of the program (including all mandatory activities such as pre-residencies, residencies, lectures, seminars, tutorials, and laboratories). Students who do not meet attendance requirements may be excluded from their final assignment/examination(s), assigned a letter grade of F (Fail), or may be required to withdraw from a course and/or the program of study. Students who are absent because of illness, accident, family problems or other extenuating circumstances should bring the matter to the attention of their instructor and may be required to provide supporting documentation.  Simply ceasing to attend does not constitute withdrawal from the University. Students wishing to withdraw must notify the Registrar's Office in writing in accordance with the Voluntary Withdrawal procedures. A student who does not engage in a course within the first seven calendar days (for example, by signing into an online course or appearing in person for an on-campus course) will be considered a ‘no-show’ and will be withdrawn from the course and may also be withdrawn from the program.

Residency

A student will be required to retake the residency in a subsequent session if he or she is unable to complete the entire residency period and is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the instructor(s) of the uncompleted course(s) the competencies associated with that component of the program. With the consent of the dean of the appropriate faculty, the student may be allowed to take a course or courses equivalent to the missed components of the residency.

Distance courses

A student will be required to retake the distance component of a program in a subsequent session if he or she is unable to complete the distance component and is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the instructor(s) of the uncompleted course(s) the competencies associated with that component. With the consent of the dean of the appropriate faculty, the student may be allowed to take a course or courses equivalent to the missed distance component.

On-Campus Courses

A student will be required to retake an on-campus course in a subsequent session if he or she is unable to complete the entire course and is unable to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the instructor(s) of the uncompleted course the competencies associated with that component of the program. With the consent of the dean of the appropriate faculty, the student may be allowed to take an alternative course or courses equivalent to the missed on-campus course.