Class Attendance

In order to benefit fully from your experience abroad, as well as for reasons of courtesy towards instructors, it is imperative that your arrival to class be punctual, your presence continuous, and your participation active. Attendance is required throughout your courses, with travel or other absences reserved for weekends and official holidays. Regular or repeated absences without a medical excuse or similar extenuating circumstances are considered unexcused absences and may result in course warnings and will ultimately affect the final grade. When disruptive to the program, this can result in the student’s dismissal from the School Abroad.

Students at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Students at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Students are not permitted to make private arrangements for submission of required work or completion of exams with individual instructors. Students engaging in such activities will have their final grades reduced.

Early submission of coursework is not an excuse to leave early, nor should work be submitted after the deadline established by the instructor. In case of illness, students are advised to seek medical advice promptly, so as to avoid complications. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the School informed of their progress by personally telephoning the office staff, to present a medical certificate, and to make up work missed after consulting with the instructor. Failure to adhere to these regulations may result in a lower grade or failure in the course.
Visits by parents, relatives, or friends do not constitute a valid excuse for not attending classes or completing assignments on time.

All students must make every effort to be on time for all scheduled meetings and class sessions and should notify the appropriate persons by phone or written message of extenuating circumstances that result in tardiness.

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