Medical Absences and Classroom Attendance
Regular class attendance is a student’s obligation. A student is responsible for all the work, including tests and written work for all class meetings. The student must notify the instructor and Disability Services Counselor of absences. No right or privilege exists that permits a student to be absent from any given number of class meetings. Absences from class for valid reasons (including disability related medical situations) are excused only by the instructor.
The Disability Services counselor will work closely with the student. If deemed appropriate, the DS counselor will request medical documentation about a student’s specific medical situation. Then, Disability Services can verify the fact that the student is absent because of a legitimate medical problem.
All withdrawals from any class will be recorded on a student’s transcript as a “W,” regardless of the circumstance that caused the student to withdraw. If a student is receiving Financial Aid, the student should contact FA to learn how the withdrawal could impact their financial aid award. Late withdrawals from a class are permitted at the discretion of the instructor. CPCC will not give a refund for a late withdrawal.
Please refer to 5.09 Withdrawal from Classes Policy: http://www.cpcc.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures/5-09-withdrawal-from-classes?searchterm=5.09
Students registered with Disability Services who are withdrawing for a medical reason must inform their Disability Counselor and their instructor of the withdrawal request. The student must submit their medical documentation of the withdrawal request to the Disability Counselor. The Disability Counselor will assist the student during the process. The instructor will have the final decision on whether or not to approve the withdrawal.
Students not registered with Disability Services must inform their instructor of their medical withdrawal request. They must submit their medical documentation to the instructor or the Division Director.