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Class Attendance Policy

Class attendance is required of all students at Morehouse College. Each student is allowed as many unexcused absences as credit hours for the course. For example, a student is allowed three unexcused absences for a three-credit-hour class. A student is expected to attend all classes and not absent himself without adequate cause. It is the responsibility of the student to make up scheduled work missed because of officially excused class absences. Absences from unannounced tests and other assignments may be made up at the discretion of the instructor.

Instructors are expected to outline their attendance requirements at the beginning of the semester and to include these requirements in the course syllabus issued to the students. They are required to maintain attendance records on all students and, at the request of the registrar, report any student who exceeds the maximum number of unexcused absences. Students who exceed the maximum number of unexcused absences may be administratively dropped from the course or receive a failing grade in the course.

Class Excuse Policy
Morehouse College expects each student to attend scheduled classes on a routine basis and to be punctual. However, in cases of a family emergency, medical excuse, official school business, military obligation, bereavement, court appearance, and conference with dean/faculty/staff. Valid written documentation must be submitted to justify class absences within five (5) calendar days of the class absence. 

Class Excuses are not granted for the following:

  • Public Transportation Problems
  • Over-sleeping
  • Automobile Breakdowns

Class excuses are not issued during the summer sessions.

For students from other institutions attending Morehouse classes, the same policies and procedures apply, except that excuses should come from the equivalent officials of the institutions involved.

Mid-Semester Examinations are administered during the official examination period announced by the College. Students who have deficient performances at the end of the mid-semester period will receive deficiency reports.

Final examinations are held at the end of each semester. Students are required to take final examinations at the scheduled time. Exceptions may be made for students who can provide proof of the necessity to be absent from a final examination. These students may appeal to the instructor for a deferral of the examination. This deferral, if necessary, must be approved prior to the scheduled date of the examination.

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) has operated a program of cross-registration for over half a century. This has provided expanded academic opportunities comparable to the offerings of a major university. The following guidelines govern the AUC Cross-Registration Program:

  • Each undergraduate institution in the Atlanta University Center shall permit eligible students to participate in cross-registration without any exchange of tuition.
  • Cross-registration shall occur on a space available basis. Each participating institution shall give its students first priority in the cross-registration process. In cases where courses are required for completing either major and/or graduation requirements, every effort will be made to enroll students from the other institutions. Priority will generally be given to majors and seniors from all participating institutions.
  • A student is expected to take core or general studies requirements at the home institution.
    (Note: The home institution is defined as the institution where the student is principally enrolled. The host institution is defined as the institution where the student cross-registers.)
  • During a given semester, a student will not be permitted to cross-register for a course that is offered simultaneously by the home institution without approval of the department chairperson or divisional dean.
  • The academic regulations and codes of conduct of the host institution will apply to students participating in the cross-registration program. The home institution will also determine if its regulations and rules of conduct have been violated; and where applicable, take appropriate action.
  • The course withdrawal policies of the host institution shall apply to cross-registrants. In circumstances where institutional policies and grade designations reflecting course withdrawals differ, the policies of the home institution that most closely correspond to those of the Host Institution shall apply.

Coursework at other Colleges
Each student should plan to complete all course work at Morehouse College or one of the Atlanta University Center schools through the cross-registration program. Each student desiring to take courses at another institution must have the prior written approval of the appropriate Morehouse department chairperson and the registrar. Students who fail to achieve prior approval will not receive credit for the course work. When a student decides to attend a summer school other than the Morehouse summer school, he must have the courses in his major approved by the department chairperson and/or by the appropriate department chairperson if a Core Curriculum course is involved.

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