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All students attending ASCC are expected to attend all of their scheduled classes. Students with excessive absences during the first two weeks of instruction will be administratively dropped. Instructors are required to include in their course syllabi the College’s attendance policy and have it distributed to students during the first week of instruction. A student cannot exceed six (6) absences for Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes, four (4) absences for Tuesday, Thursday classes; and three (3) absences for summer sessions. Students with excessive absences, in accordance to this policy, will receive a lower or failing grade for the semester or session.

15 weeks = 6 absences for courses offered on M/W/F and 4 absences for courses offered on T/Th
10 weeks = 4 absences for courses offered on M/W/F and 3 absences for courses offered on T/Th
6 weeks = 3 absences (Daily Courses)
5 weeks = 2 absences (Daily Courses)

A student can be excused from classes at the discretion or upon verification by the instructor, for the following reasons: medical reasons, family emergency, special curricular activities, military obligations, jury duty, and related official College sponsored activities. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with his/her instructor(s) for work to be made up for absences due to legitimate reasons. Students are required to submit in writing, justifications or provide documentation for absences to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Veteran students are to refer to the Veterans Educational Assistance page for additional attendance requirements.


A grade of “F” or “NP” will be recorded if a student stops attending, never attended a class, or exceeds the maximum allowable absences, and does not properly drop or withdraw from a class.

Date of last attendance is periodically collected from the instructors by the Records Office. In addition, instructors are required to report the date of last attendance when a final grade of “F”, “W”, “W/F”, “W/WNP”, “UW” or “NP” is submitted. The date of last attendance is recorded on the student’s record and is made available to the Financial Aid Office for recipients of Federal Financial Aid as required by Federal Law.