Some professors and departments are very strict about class attendance; others do not consider it part of the grading system. If the instructor determines a student has an excessive number of absences, the student’s final grade may be lowered. Some departments, the foreign languages in particular, have very precise rules for attendance.
- A student who misses or anticipates missing more than five consecutive days of classes should contact the College Office as soon as possible.
- Students are responsible for making up any work missed because of illness or extracurricular, career or athletic obligations.
- Students should check Path@Penn before the end of the Course Selection Period and before the end of the Drop period each semester to verify their schedule. Failure to attend a class for which one is registered does not result in being automatically dropped from the class.