Short Term Absence - When an absence is necessary and anticipated, learners must submit a Short-Term Absence From. This form must be completed at least ten business days prior to the event.
When an absence is the result of an unexpected occurrence, learners must complete a Short-Term Absence Form as soon as possible, but no later than the first date of return to campus.
Absence from class for medical issues (self or immediate family), military obligation, civic duties, professional activities, funerals (immediate family), traffic accidents, and other exceptional situations are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Examples of unexcused absences include weddings, vacations, birthday, and other family non-emergency events. This list is not inclusive of all circumstances. The request is not considered approved until receipt of an affirmative response from the OASA or OCA.
Learners with more than five single day excused absences (per academic year) or any unexcused absences will be referred to OASA and may also be referred to the SPC. All unexcused absences will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the most appropiate course of action.
The Student Handbook, which contains additional information regarding absences, can be found on the Current Students Page.