Actor, director, and comedian Woody Allen once said that “80% of life is just showing up.”
In fact, students who do not attend at least 80% of class sessions for a course at Andrew may be administratively withdrawn from that course. That means no credit and no refund. The Academic Dean’s office is notified when you miss two classes in a row or three classes total. A staff member will attempt to follow up with the student.
Students who attend class regularly, on average, experience less stress and have higher grade point averages. If a student is not attending class, they are missing out on important information provided by that professor as well as important ideas and points brought up by their fellow students.
Sometimes, class absences are unavoidable due to things like illness or travel for athletics. In these cases, it is important that students let the professor know that they will not be in class. Students must do their part and communicate and cooperate with their professors.