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The administration and faculty of SWOSU expect students to regularly attend the classes in which they are enrolled. Individual instructors shall determine the degree to which student absences shall affect class grades. Students will be notified of this policy on course syllabi. There are no "free cuts." If the instructor does not mention attendance policies, class members should ask for specific guidelines. Students may be withdrawn from a course for excessive absences upon the request of the instructor.

The University does not excuse students from class attendance for participation in school activities such as athletics, music groups, speech events, field trips, etc. If a student will miss three or more days of classes due to illness or emergency, students may request the Dean of Students to notify their instructors. Students should be prepared to provide documentation regarding their absences to the Dean of Students.