Attendance Requirements (per the 2013-2014 Catalog and Handbook, page 43)
The College’s faculty and staff are committed to student success. Student attendance and participation in all class sessions play a vital role in successful completion of a course.
Students are responsible for attending all scheduled meetings in the courses in which they are enrolled until they have completed all course requirements. When absent, students are expected to communicate with faculty members and are responsible for all material covered and for all assignments made in all classes. An absence is defined as nonattendance for any reason. Students who are absent from a class more than 10 percent of the hours assigned may be withdrawn. If a student exceeds the 10 percent limit, the instructor will apply one of the following:
1) If the student’s last day of attendance is on or before midterm, the student is withdrawn and a grade of “W” is assigned.
2) If the student’s last date of attendance is after midterm, the student is withdrawn and a grade of “W” or “WF” is assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
3) If the student has communicated regularly with the faculty member, exceptions to the withdrawal policy may be made at the discretion of the instructor.
Online Attendance Policy (per the Distance Learning Department)
York Technical College has an attendance policy that applies to both face-to-face and distance learning classes. If you miss 10% of the class, you may be withdrawn. Attendance for online courses is established by each instructor and is measured by engagement. Instructors should address attendance guidelines within his/her addendum to the syllabus.
16-week class = 1.6 weeks of inactivity
12-week class = 1.2 weeks of inactivity
10-week class = 1 week of inactivity
8-week class = 0.8 week of inactivity
5-week class = 0.5 week of inactivity
Withdrawal from a Course (per the 2013-2014 Catalog and Handbook, page 43)
Students may withdraw from a course or courses until mid-term with a grade of “W.” (Some exceptions apply in disciplinary sanctions and certain programs.)To withdraw from a class, students obtain a Withdrawal From Class form from their instructor or division office; students may also request that the instructor submit an electronic withdrawal to Academic Records. A grade of “W” is assigned if the student’s last date of attendance is on or before midterm. If a student is withdrawing from a course and the last date of attendance is after midterm, the grade assigned may be a “W” or a “WF.”
Withdrawal from the College (per the 2013-2014 Catalog and Handbook, page 44)
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the College should first consult with their advisor and should then apply for an official withdrawal in Counseling and Support Srvices. It is extremely important for students who withdraw from the College to notice this office. Students who are receiving financial aid should also contact the Financial Aid Office to determine how the withdrawal will affect their eligibility for the current term and future terms. A student’s financial obligation to pay any remaining balance of tuition, fees, or other charges for the term remains regardless of withdrawal. Students whose last dates of attendance are after the 28th calendar day of a semester are not eligible for a refund. Refer to the “Refund policies” section of the Student Catalog and Handbook for information regarding the refunding of tuition charges upon withdrawal.
Reinstatement Procedure (per the 2013-2014 Catalog and Handbook, page 44)
Students who wish to request readmission to a course after being withdrawn for excessive absences must write a letter to the instructor requesting reinstatement and attach documented information concerning the absences. If, in the instructor’s judgment, the student does have acceptable documentation and a reasonable change to complete the course successfully, the instructor will sign the request indicating approval and submit it to the Division Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student may continue in class only if the request is approved by the Division Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Readmitting students to classes after 20 percent absences is a rare exception.