Attendance & Grading Policy

Class attendance is required.

Because MedPrep II is pass/fail and there are no homework assignments or exams, class attendance is required. Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the attendance policy will be as follows:

  • All students will be permitted to miss a total of 2 classes during the semester for any reason.
  • Students do NOT need to ask for permission to miss either of these 2 classes. They will simply be marked absent when attendance is taken. 
  • Attendance will be taken using the Participatr system which utilizes an alternating 4-digit code that students will enter through the main webpage or via text. Any attempt to pass along the code to a fellow student who is not present in class or to falsely record one's attendance (e.g. signing in and then leaving) will result in a failure in the course and filing of an institutional action report on the student(s) involved. 

Given that only 2 absences from class are permitted in this course, students are strongly encouraged to save these in case of illness or emergency. While perfect attendance in a required-attendance course is the ideal, we understand that things happen. For this reason, we ask that students save these two absences for serious circumstances as a third excused absence will not be given.