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Attendance Requirement. Students are expected to attend all classes. It is the responsibility of students who will be absent, tardy, or leaving early to leave a message with the college receptionist by calling 800-743-8324. The receptionist will relay the message to the appropriate instructors and staff. In cases of prolonged absence, the student must notify the Counselor, who will then notify the student’s instructors. Some instructors also require that students contact them directly; refer to each class syllabus.

Excused Absences. Excused absences include:

  • Death in the student’s immediate family (Copy of service program required.)
  • The definition of "immediate family" includes spouse, child, parent (including step-mother or step-father), spouse’s child or parent, sibling, grandparent or grandchild, spouse’s grandparent or grandchild, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, other members of the student’s household, State Technical College employee, fellow student, or anyone for whom the student will serve as a pall bearer.
  • Approved STC functions such as: testing, SkillsUSA, Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), job fair, field trips
  • Jury Duty (Copy of jury duty summons required.)
  • Subpoena to Appear in a Court of Law (Copy of subpoena required.)
  • Military Obligations (Copy of military orders required.)

See EagleOnline for the most current list of excused absences.

Sanctions for Excessive Absenteeism. The student may be held to Departmental Separation Hearings where documented absences violate a course syllabus or departmental contract rules for attendance, and those absences and were reported to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for retention interventions which were ignored by the student and with warning notices having been issued by the department.

Attendance is a condition of financial aid packages and/or scholarships. Those students on Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation, VA/VR, Workforce Investment Act, etc. should be aware that financial aid could be put in jeopardy or lost by poor attendance. Attendance reports are submitted monthly through the Vocational Resource Educator and Financial Aid Offices. The attendance of all persons having student loans will also be monitored as a default prevention intervention.

Attendance is a condition of residency in College housing. Failure to attend classes is reported to the residential manager. Excessive absence from class is grounds for probation, an eviction hearing, and possible eviction from College housing.

Prolonged or unforeseen absences may require special treatment. Notify the Associate Dean of Student Affairs (573) 897-5193 for such crises as accidents, illness, military service, family problems, court dates, death, or other crisis that requires anticipated absences of more than three days.

See Article Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedure.

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