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As a student in a professional program, daily class attendance is an expectation. A student is responsible for all the work, including tests, group work and written work, of all class meetings. No right or privilege exists, which permits a student to be absent from any given number of class meetings – save for an approved accommodation by UNC Accessibility Resources and Service. Course directors include a course-specific attendance policy within their course syllabus and discuss it during the first week of every class. Students can also request approved absences through the University Approved Absence Office.

Course directors will report promptly to the Office of  Curricular & Student Affairs the name of any student who exceeds the number of absences deemed permissible. If the student misses, without excuse, more classes than the instructor deems permissible, the course director may request that the student be dropped from the course with a grade of F. Course-specific excused absences are determined by the course director and outlined in the corresponding syllabus.