No Show Policy

It is imperative that students have a successful start of each semester by attending class during the first week and no later than the second week of the semester. A registered student who does not attend at least one class session (in person or by electronic equivalent) by the posted deadline on the academic calendar is a “no show”. For students enrolled in an online course, the completion of an assignment will be required before the no show reporting period has ended. Simply logging into your online course is not considered online attendance. Your professor will provide details on the online attendance assignment.

Registration will be cancelled for any student who is submitted to the Registrar’s Office as a “no show”. The “no show” student will not be charged tuition for the cancelled course. However, there may be serious financial aid consequences for students who are receiving financial aid, since this will reduce the number of enrolled credit hours.

If students believe their instructor reported them as a “no show” in error, they must contact the instructor immediately to resolve the issue.

A student has the right to appeal the “no show” course cancellation. Appeals must be submitted by email to the dean or designee of the college no later than the last day of the third week of classes. The email must include the reason for not attending during the first two weeks of class and the Laker ID. Consideration will only be given if the student meets all of the following criteria.

  • If previously enrolled, in good academic standing as defined in the Academic Standing section of the Catalog.
  • Recommendation of the instructor for reinstatement into the course.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management has final authority for all appeal decisions involving the no-show policy.