Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the regularly scheduled class hours in a course to be considered in regular attendance. Faculty members may impose more stringent attendance requirements for a particular course by giving enrolled students reasonable advance notice of their specific attendance policies.

In determining whether a student has complied with the 80% attendance requirement, all absences count.Therefore, whether a student’s absences are excused or not, the total number of absences cannot exceed 20% of the regularly scheduled classes.

A student who fails to regularly attend classes will be prohibited from taking the exam and will receive a grade of FA (failure for absence) for that course.

In cases of absence due to illness, death in the family, or other emergencies, a student should contact his/her professors and the Office of Student Affairs (Suite 103, Barrack Hall; 215-204-8574). Receipt of such a message does not excuse the student from required course work or the attendance policy. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her professors when an absence interferes with a deadline or other requirements.