To maintain high quality academic work, regular attendance at class is necessary. Absence from class is considered a serious matter and never excuses a student from class work. After reviewing the student’s justification, the instructor may give the student the opportunity to make up the work missed; however, this decision is at the instructor’s discretion. A college-wide attendance policy empowers a faculty member to administratively withdraw a student who has missed 20% of the class meetings in a course.