- Academic Calendar
- General Information
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- Attendance Policies
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- University Credit for Experience
- Communication Policy
- Course Classification
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- Drop Policy
- Duplicate Diploma
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- Jury Duty
- Laptop Policy
- Readmission After Academic Dismissal
- Repeated Courses
- Student Conduct
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- Time Limits for Completion of a Program
- Transfer Credit Policy
- Withdrawal Policy
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- Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
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- Course Descriptions
Adventist University students are expected to attend all scheduled courses, laboratories, clinicals, and/or practicums. The following attendance policies are in effect:
Regular attendance in courses, laboratories, and clinicals is required.
Failure to attend the first day of the course will result in automatic course withdrawal.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor if class appointments have been missed.
All arrangements for an excused absence must have the instructor’s prior approval. In the event of an emergency (e.g. illness), instructors may require official documentation or verification.
When a student’s number of absences (excused or unexcused) for any course exceeds 20% of the total course appointments, a grade of “F” may be given for that course.
Students are allowed to consider as excused absences up to five days off for bereavement if the death was an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, child, or grandparent). Other family members, such as aunts, uncles, and cousins, are usually not in this category unless they were part of the immediate family. Additional time must be requested by the student and agreed to by the instructor. Verification must be provided at the time of the student’s return to class. All coursework must be made up within a time frame agreed upon with the course instructor.
The student is considered to be enrolled in the course until the completed Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to complete these forms as soon as the decision to drop has been made.
Failure to drop a course before the drop deadline may result in the grade of “WF” being given for the course.
Please refer to the program handbook for additional attendance policies.