Actor, director, and comedian Woody Allen once said that “80% of life is just showing up.”
In fact, students at Andrew may be administratively withdrawn, according to the attendance/participation policy in the class syllabus, from a course for non-attendance/participation. That means no credit and no refund. 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.