Wayne State University

Classroom Attendance

Regular attendance is expected of all students in every class. Students who anticipate absences or who are unable to attend classes should inform their instructor(s) before class (or immediately following the absence) to explain their failure to attend. Excessive absence, with or without explanation, may result in failure for the course or in a reduced grade.

Whenever attendance forms a basis for a portion or all of a course grade, students must be provided with explicit written information concerning that fact during the first week of classes. Such information shall be specific with regard to the penalty incurred for each absence and the means, if any, to compensate for the absence. It should be recognized that there may be certain situations where the students may not be permitted to make up the absence(s). This policy shall be applicable to all courses within the University, regardless of setting. See the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin for further information.