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Class Attendance + Enrollment Verification Policy

Class Attendance

Class attendance is expected of all students enrolled at Gordon State College. Being prepared for class in advance and participating on a regular basis is a vitally important ingredient for academic success. Some research shows that poor attendance and/or limited participation are often associated with low grades. However, because the delivery mode, content, assignments, and other particulars for each class section vary so widely, Gordon State College does not specify an official campus-wide attendance standard. At the beginning of each semester, every instructor will distribute a course syllabus and clearly state his or her attendance policy. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire of the instructor if there are questions.

SEE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION SECTION BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

A WF will be assigned as the final grade if the student stops attending class after mid-term.

The instructor will notify the Registrar’s Office in writing if a student receiving veteran’s benefits is absent from a class three consecutive weeks in a full fall or spring term, two consecutive weeks in a half fall or spring term, two consecutive weeks in a full summer term, or one week in a summer alternate or half term.

Field trips and extracurricular activities which require a student’s absence from class must be approved by the Provost; however final approval for class absences remains with the individual instructor.

 

Fall Enrollment Verification

Every semester, faculty will provide electronic verification of class attendance for each student on each official class roll following procedures outlined by the Registrar.  Class rolls become official at the close of the drop/add period each semester.  For fall full and first half term classes, faculty enrollment verification is due on August 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  For fall second half term classes, faculty enrollment verification is due on October 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  Students reported as never attending a class by these dates will be removed from the official class roll. 

  • For students who do not receive financial aid, loans or scholarships: tuition and fees will be recalculated after the class is removed from the schedule.  If appropriate, a refund will be issued to the student.
  • For students receiving financial aid, loans or scholarships: tuition and fees will be recalculated after the class is removed and financial aid, loans or scholarships will be adjusted accordingly.  This adjustment could result in a reduction of aid awarded or loss of loan or scholarship funds.
  • No student will be enrolled in a class after the close of the drop/add period.

 

Full and First Half Term Guidelines - Fall 2017

If your instructor reports that you have not attended a full or first half term class as of August 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., you will be removed from the class roll and the class will be removed from your fall semester schedule. To avoid this action, attend a regularly scheduled meeting of each full and first half term class on your schedule before August 18, 2017.

Students who are removed from class rolls for non-attendance will be notified of this action through their Gordon State College email accounts no later than August 21, 2017.  This will be the only notification provided to students.

If you will not attend each full or first half term class on your schedule before August 18, 2017 or if you are removed from a class roll for non-attendance, follow these steps to seek reinstatement to the roll.

  1. Notify your instructor that you intend to come to class. Email is the preferred method of notification although written notification may be submitted in person to the instructor.
    Find your instructor's email address by using the Faculty, Staff + Department Directory on the Gordon State College website at http://apps.gordonstate.edu/directory/.
  2. Complete a Student Petition for Reinstatement to Class Roll requesting reinstatement to the class and take it to the next scheduled meeting of the class.  The petition must be signed by the instructor of the class verifying that you have attended class and by the Business Office (Lambdin 230) verifying that you have paid for the class.  Turn your completed Student Petition in to the Business Office (Lambdin 230) in person as soon as possible, but no later than August 29, 2017. Student Petitions for reinstatement will not be accepted by mail.  They will not be accepted after August 29, 2017.
    Student Petitions are available on the Gordon State College website under Registrar Forms at http://www.gordonstate.edu/forms/registrar/PetitionReinstateForm.pdf or in the Registrar's Office (Lambdin 126).  Be sure to get the right petition.  You need the Student Petition for Reinstatement to Class Roll
    Follow the attendance policy of the class for which you are requesting reinstatement.
  3. You and your instructor will be notified of the decision on your request for reinstatement through Gordon State College email.

For your request for reinstatement to a class roll to be reviewed, you must notify your instructor of your intention to attend class.  You must also submit your completed and signed Student Petition to the Business Office (Lambdin 230) in person by August 29, 2017.

 

Second Half Term Guidelines - Fall 2017

If your instructor reports that you have not attended a fall second half term class as of October 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., you will be removed from the class roll and the class will be removed from your fall semester schedule. To avoid this action, attend a regularly scheduled meeting of each fall second half term class on your schedule before October 6, 2017.

Students who are removed from class rolls for non-attendance will be notified of this action through their Gordon State College email accounts no later than October 9, 2017.  This will be the only notification provided to students.

If you will not attend each second half term class on your fall schedule before October 6, 2017 or if you are removed from a class roll for non-attendance, follow these steps to seek reinstatement to the roll.

  1. Notify your instructor that you intend to come to class. Email is the preferred method of notification although written notification may be submitted in person to the instructor.
    Find your instructor's email address by using the Faculty, Staff + Department Directory on the Gordon State College website at http://apps.gordonstate.edu/directory/.
  2. Complete a Student Petition for Reinstatement to Class Roll requesting reinstatement to the class and take it to the next scheduled meeting of the class.  The petition must be signed by the instructor of the class verifying that you have attended class and by the Business Office (Lambdin 230) verifying that you have paid for the class.  Turn your completed Student Petition in to the Business Office (Lambdin 230) in person as soon as possible, but no later than October 11, 2017.  Student Petitions for reinstatement will not be accepted by mail. They will not be accepted after October 11, 2017.
    Student Petitions are available on the Gordon State College website under Registrar Forms at http://www.gordonstate.edu/forms/registrar/PetitionReinstateForm.pdf or in the Registrar's Office (Lambdin 126).  Be sure to get the right petition.  You need the Student Petition for Reinstatement to Class Roll
    Follow the attendance policy of the class for which you are requesting reinstatement.
  3. You and your instructor will be notified of the decision on your request for reinstatement through Gordon State College email.

For your request for reinstatement to a class roll to be reviewed, you must notify your instructor of your intention to attend class.  You must also submit your completed and signed Student Petition to the Business Office (Lambdin 230) in person by October 11, 2017.