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Attendance Policy

All graduate classes must have an attendance policy, which must be clearly stated on the course syllabus. Graduate-level attendance policies may vary from undergraduate policies. If the class meets face to face, the instructor is encouraged to follow the rule that no penalty may be applied for absences less than or equaling two weeks of class, except that penalties can be applied for missed assignments at any time, including the first day. If the class in completely online, penalties for not logging in, not responding to the instructor’s queries, or not submitting quizzes, daily assignments, tests, papers, or other assessments can trigger failure for the class and/or Faculty Initiated Withdrawal after three weeks (see above).