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Attendance Policy ::

The class is governed by the Uniform College Attendance Policy as found in the College catalog. Attendance is taken at the beginning of the class.

  • Absences due to late registration, among other reasons, will be counted.
  • You are late if you walk in after attendance is taken; 1 lateness counts as ½ an absence.
  • 10 minutes after the hour the class door will be closed. Students will not be permitted to enter. The student will be counted as absent.
  • Early leaving will be counted as an absence.
  • You are not allowed to leave the class during the period, unless it is an emergency. People going in and out of the room are a major disruption.
  • It is in your best interest to get the class notes and collect the handouts if you miss a class. For that purpose you may contact a fellow student.

NOTE: It is school regulation that students should wait at least 20 minutes for the teacher to arrive. After that, a security officer will contact the students and get attendance before they leave.

Instructions for Appeal for Reinstatement in an ACF Course
In case of dismissal from an ACF course due to excessive absences, you have two weeks from the date of dismissal to submit an appeal. The appeal must be in the form of a well-written and polished essay explaining what you are going to do to remedy your absenteeism in the future. Past absences are not to be explained. Personal issues must be omitted. You should consider only your academic life and answer the following questions:

  • What are you going to do differently in the future?
  • Are you ready to make the commitment to complete the course?
  • Do you understand that if you miss one more class, you will be withdrawn from the course without access to any further appeals?

The appeal essay must be submitted to the Director of the Center for Academic Development, Patricia Arteaga. You can email the essay to her or bring a copy of the essay to the Center for Academic Development. During the appeal process, you must continue to attend class.

Patricia Arteaga
Director of Center for Academic Development
Learning Resource Center (LRC), Room 102
Email: Patricia_Arteaga@bloomfield.edu

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