Course Attendance Policy
To comply with WGTC’s mission to provide a highly-trained workforce through quality academic and hands-on instruction, students are expected to regularly attend all classes. Regular attendance provides students with full course benefits and establishes a pattern of dependability and punctuality required in the workplace.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College expects that all students shall regularly attend all scheduled class meetings held for instruction or examination. It is recognized that class attendance is essentially a matter between students and their instructors. Instructors must explain their absence policy in the course syllabus. All students are held responsible for knowing the specific attendance requirements as prescribed by their instructors and for the satisfactory make-up work missed by absences. When students are to be absent from class, they should immediately contact the instructor. If students violate the attendance policy, they may be subject to an administrative withdrawal from the course.
Attendance is demonstrated through active participation (simply logging in to an online class is not considered active participation.) Academically related activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- submitting a current academic assignment
- completing an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction
- participating in an online discussion about academic matters
Instructors are responsible for maintaining records of attendance to comply with financial aid and federal regulations. When lack of attendance negatively affects the student’s performance in the classroom, the instructor will submit an alert through the Navigate system. If interventions are unsuccessful and attendance does not improve, a withdrawal alert should be submitted through the withdrawal link on myBanWeb faculty service.
No Show Policy
A “no show” is a student whose name appears on the class roster, but fails to attend class the first time after his/her name appears on the roll. Any student reported as a “no show” by an instructor will be administratively dropped from the class.
No shows shall receive a 100 percent refund of applicable tuition (hours below 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable refundable fees, excluding the application fee. Any student receiving financial aid who is reported as a “no show” will have his/her financial aid award for that class cancelled. All financial aid awards based on courses that students do not attend will be canceled, and the student will be
responsible for all applicable charges.
Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog
The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the WGTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. If for any reason a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.