Students should be reported to the registrar as a no show if they fail to attend the first day of class, if the class meets once a week, or the second day of class, if the class meets more than once a week. A no show for in-person classes is defined as a student who does not attend the first class (and second in the case of classes meeting more than once a week) and has not contacted the instructor by phone, email, or in person before the class meets. A no show for online classes is defined as a student who does not access Blackboard AND participate in a class activity as directed in the class syllabus or contact the instructor by phone, email, or in person before the class meets. Logging in to the class periodically does not constitute attendance.
Remember: merely logging in to the class does not constitute attendance or academic contact. Consult your instructor for specific dates which they expect attendance/academic activity, and to ensure you have completed the necessary work to meet their attendance policy.
Students who fail to contact their instructor are completely dropped from the class
as if they had never enrolled in it. There may be serious financial aid consequences
for students who are receiving financial aid, since it will reduce the number of enrolled
credit hours. If students believe their instructor reported them as a no show in error,
they must contact the instructor immediately to resolve the issue.
If you are a financial aid recipient, and you are reported as a no-show, you will have your aid adjusted to reflect the actual number of credits for the courses you are attending. When you have received financial aid, and are dropped as a no-show, the college must return that portion of funding to the federal government.
If you were reported in error and reinstated, aid will again be adjusted based on your enrollment status and eligibility.