Graduate students

Attendance Requirements: Graduate

Policy Number: 100335

Current Policy

Category: Academic » Enrollment



Regular class attendance is a strong predictor of student success.

The student is responsible for regularly attending all courses for which she/he is enrolled.

Should an absence from class be unavoidable, the student is responsible for reporting the reason to her/his instructors.

In addition, students are responsible for making up any work they miss. Instructors are under no obligation to make special arrangements for students who have been absent.

Be aware that Fronske/Campus Health Services Center does not provide documentation of student health problems.

Religious beliefs or practices

The Arizona Board of Regents’ policy forbids discrimination because of religious beliefs or practices or any absences resulting from them. In addition, students cannot be discriminated against for seeking a religious accommodation pursuant to this policy.

Special Circumstances

Disability Accommodations

If a qualified student with a disability believes he or she may not be able to abide by the attendance policy for disability-related reasons, the student should contact the Office of Disability Resources prior to the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible after the need for an exception arises, to discuss the matter of a possible accommodation. To qualify, students must be activated by the Office of Disability Resources.

The Attendance Modification policy can be found at: Attendance Modification/Accommodation.pdf

Students can petition for exception

Graduate students may petition for an exception to any academic, non-grade-related, graduate regulation for which there is no specific petition process. Petitions should be submitted, in writing, to the Associate Dean of the Graduate College. The student’s letter of petition should be endorsed by his/her advisor and department chair.