Attendance and Religious Absences

Regular attendance is considered essential for successful study. Specific attendance regulations are established by individual instructors and are presented to students at the beginning of the semester. A poor attendance record can result in failing a course, receiving a lower grade, or jeopardizing financial aid eligibility. Failure to attend class cannot be used as a basis for refund.

Religious Absences

Section 224-a, Paragraph 6a of the New York State Education Law regarding absences from class due to religious observance states that “…each student who is absent from school because of his religious beliefs must be given an equivalent opportunity to make up any examinations, study or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such an absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity.”