Carl Sandburg College has a mandatory attendance policy for all classes. If a student does not show in class at least once during the first four days of the semester, the student will be dropped from the course. Courses less than 16 weeks require attendance during the 100 percent refund period of the course. 


For online courses, this means participating in online discussions and/or assignments. Self-paced courses allow the student to complete assignments throughout the semester but don't have specific due dates. Examples of self-paced courses include physical fitness and developmental math. Students are required to complete an assignment or log in 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 are unable to attend due to an emergency or conflict of a serious nature, you should contact the instructor before the course start date. If one is not designated, you should contact the department. 

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


If you are dropped from a course and wish to re-enroll, you will need instructor permission. Instructors have the right to deny you 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.