Course Catalog

Attendance Policy

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.

Attendance

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 Requirements

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College expects that all students shall regularly attend all scheduled class meetings held for instruction and 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 if the course is an attendance-taking course. 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.

Instructor Responsibilities

Students who do not follow proper procedures to withdraw from a course (or courses), and simply stop participating in class will receive the grade they have earned from their complete and incomplete work. For specific information on how to withdraw, please check the Student Handbook for more information, or visit the website at Wiregrass Student Withdrawal Procedures.

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.