Catalog 2020-2021

No-Show Policy

Instructors submit as no shows the names of students who do not participate in any of the class sessions during the first week of the academic term; they submit the names to the Office of Registration and Records by the deadline identified on the academic calendar.


Students who would be considered a no-show:

  • Students taking face-to-face, web-enhanced, and hybrid courses who have not attended class or participated in the course in the online instructional system.
  • Students taking online courses who have not participated in the course using the online instructional system.
  • Students taking self-directed/individualized instruction courses who fail to meet with instructors during the first week of class to finalize their class schedules.
  • A student who has withdrawn from a course before the no-show deadline but they have not attended class or participated in the course in the online instructional system.The student should still be submitted by the instructor as a no-show.


Students who would NOT be considered a no-show:

  • A student who participated in the course by logging into the online instructional system and entering the course to view course content such as syllabi and text books.
  • A student who has contacted you wanting to remain in the course even though they have been unable to attend or participate in class.If at the time of the no-show deadline the student still has not attended or participated in class, the student should be submitted as a no-show.

The director of registration and records removes no-show students from their classes, and instructors should not allow students to begin attending classes during the second or subsequent weeks of the academic term. The college refunds 100 percent of the tuition and fees students paid for the courses in which instructors reported them as no shows. Students reported as no shows in one, but not all, classes will be ineligible for refunds if the credit hours of their remaining classes total 15 hours or more. The Financial Aid Office will not award aid benefits for courses in which instructors report students as no shows.


Students who attend at least one class session; participate in the course in the online instructional system, or meet with instructors of self-directed/individualized instruction courses during the first week of the academic term, but later stop attending classes would not be considered a no-show. Those students must complete the formal withdrawal process as outlined in Withdrawing from Classes policy or risk earning grades of F for the courses.