Students are expected to attend all class sessions and, for online courses, participate in online discussions as required in the syllabus. Academic programs and instructors stipulate their attendance requirements in the course syllabus. The student must abide by the attendance policy in the syllabus. If a student anticipates an absence for religious observance, work obligations, or any other reason, the student consults with the instructor before or during the first week of class to request an accommodation in the form of makeup assignments. In some cases, however, accommodation may not be possible if in the instructor’s judgment the absence would be disruptive to the learning process. Please see program specific attendance policies for more information.