Students will be reported to the registrar as a no show if they fail to attend the first day of class, if the class meets once a week, or the second day of class, if the class meets more than once a week. A no show for in-person classes is defined as a student who does not attend the first class (and second in the case of classes meeting more than once a week) and has not contacted the instructor by phone, email, or in person before the class meets. A no show for online classes is defined as a student who does not access Blackboard AND participate in a class activity as directed in the class syllabus or contact the instructor by phone, email, or in person before the class meets. Logging in to the class periodically does not constitute attendance.
Students who fail to contact their instructor are completely dropped from the class as if they had never enrolled in it. Students will not be put back into a class after the "add" period as listed on the academic calendar if they are dropped as a no show. 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.