Instructors determine individual class attendance policies, which are distributed to students at the beginning of each quarter. State guidelines also recommend that absences in excess of one week's class meetings may be considered excessive.
Faculty may drop students for excessive absences, which will contribute to the total allowable enrollment in a course. See Credit Course Repetition, Repeatability and Families (Active Participatory Courses) for regulations that govern the number of times a student may repeat a course and limitations that apply.
Absences on the First Class Meetings of the Quarter
Instructors may drop students automatically who do not show up to the first day of the class. If you are unable to attend for a legitimate reason, it is advisable to notify your instructor before the class meets. You can request that your place be held, though it is at the discretion of the instructor.