Carl Sandburg College has a mandatory attendance policy for all classes. If you don't attend class at least once during the first four days of the semester, you'll be dropped from the course. Courses less than 16 weeks require attendance during the 100% refund period of the course. 


  • Online courses require you to show participation by completing an online assignment.
  • Self-paced courses require you to complete an assignment or log hours during the first four days of the semester to meet the attendance policy.


If you cannot attend during the first four days of the semester, you must contact the department offering the course to retain your seat in the class. If you're unable to attend due to an emergency or conflict of a serious nature, contact your instructor before the course start date. If an instructor is not designated, contact the department offering the course. 

If you decide not to attend the course, drop the course during the 100% refund period. It's your responsibility to verify the course has been officially dropped and fees adjusted before the end of the drop/add period.


If you're dropped from a course and wish to re-enroll, you'll need instructor permission. Instructors have the right to deny admission if the course is full or if it would be too late to make up missed work. Instructors need to verify attendance for students who add the course throughout the semester.