General Policies and Procedures

Policies contained in this section provide current guidelines regarding your personal information, records and responsibilities as a student.

Students are responsible for adhering to the policies in place when they entered Penn. If you have questions, consult the Policies and Procedures for your specific class and talk with advisors in the College Office for additional information or clarification.

Students are encouraged to get to know and communicate regularly with their instructors by taking advantage of office hours and via email. The following tools also facilitate that communication:

  • Course Absence Reports are used by students to notify instructors about absences.
  • Course Problem Notices are sent by instructors when they have a concern about how a student is doing in their course.
  • The Hub is used when the College wishes to communicate sensitive documents to students.