Attendance

Students with some disabilities, such as chronic medical illness, may miss class as a result. The attendance accommodation provides reasonable flexibility with course attendance policies to qualified students who have disability-related absences. Students meet with DS counselors to determine the accommodation and discuss the potential implications of missing class (i.e. missed notes, greater difficulty in understanding the material). Because course policies are set by faculty, students with the attendance accommodation are responsible for understanding the attendance policy for each course in which they are enrolled. Students are responsible for notifying faculty and their DS counselor of each disability-related absence immediately. Students are also responsible for making up missed work in a timely manner. If absences become excessive, the student is responsible for talking with his/her professor and DS counselor to determine options. In rare cases an attendance accommodation may not be feasible.