Attendance

Trevecca's adult studies and graduate programs are highly concentrated. Regular class attendance is expected of all students. Attendance is a prerequisite for student success in the course work and the personal and small group relationships facilitated in the class sessions. Professors record attendance at each class. Attendance records are essential to comply with federal regulations and accrediting agencies.

ONSITE STUDENTS

Tardy

Students are expected to be present when class begins and remain the entire class session. Students will be considered tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late for a class session or leave earlier than 30 minutes before the end of a class session. Two tardies will equal an absence. Even if a tardy is for a legitimate reason, participation points will still be deducted. Students exceeding the allowed tardies/absences will receive a failing grade.

Absence

Under emergency circumstances, a student may be allowed one absence in courses that are five class sessions or more in length. Students are not allowed an absence for any course that has four class sessions or fewer in length. Even if an absence is for a legitimate reason or approved by appeal, participation points will still be deducted. Homework assignments for the class of absence are still due as scheduled. Students exceeding the allowed tardies/absences will receive a failing grade.

Absence Appeal

An absence appeal may be filed for emergency circumstances that arise leading to more than allowed absences. Emergency circumstances considered are: hospitalization of self or immediate family member; death in immediate family; and military deployment. Please contact your academic advisor to obtain and complete the appropriate form in such situations. Contact must be made and the appeal form submitted within 7 days of the absence.

Late Instructor

Should an instructor be late for a class session, students are expected to wait a minimum of 30 minutes and contact the site coordinator or Assistant Director of Student Services before leaving. If the instructor arrives within that 30 minute period and any student has left, the student will be counted as absent for the class session. If the instructor does not arrive within the 30 minute period, the students may leave and arrangements will be made to make up those class hours sometime during the time frame of the course or additional assignments will be given.

Cancellation of Onsite Classes

Trevecca Nazarene University offers classes at several locations. Weather and driving conditions can vary a great deal. Each location will constitute a separate evaluation and decision process, and therefore, class cancellations due to weather issues may apply to some but not all face-to-face students. As possible, school closing will be determined by 3:00 p.m. the day for which classes are scheduled or by Friday evening in relationship to Saturday morning classes.

Students and professors will be notified through their Trevecca email account and telephone (as possible) if classes at their specific location are canceled. Students may also call the toll free line at 844-TNU-GRAD after 3 p.m. for the most up-to-date information.

If classes are canceled, professors and staffing will contact students regarding make-up assignments and plans.

If classes are not canceled, students must make decisions related to their own attendance based on the attendance policy.

ONLINE STUDENTS

Absence

Attendance is determined by participation in weekly learning activities. A student is reported absent for a week if there is no participation in course discussions or submission of assignments during that week. Under emergency circumstances, a student may be allowed one absence in courses that are five weeks or more in length and must file an absence appeal. No absences are allowed in courses that are four weeks or shorter in length. Students exceeding the allowed tardies/absences may receive a failing grade.

Absence Appeal

An absence appeal may be filed for emergency circumstances that arise leading to more than allowed absences. Emergency circumstances considered are: hospitalization of self or immediate family member; death in immediate family; and military deployment. Please contact your academic advisor to obtain and complete the appropriate form in such situations. Contact must be made and the appeal form submitted within 7 days of the absence.