Class attendance at the College is required.
In most cases Cambridge College may reasonably accommodate religious holidays/observances of students that are not listed in the Academic Calendar as long as the integrity of the educational experience can be maintained. In recognition of the diversity of the student body, Cambridge College provides that a student may request an excused absence from class for participation in religious holidays/observances.
The following rules apply to class attendance for undergraduate and graduate courses, including all formats of courses — regular, licensure, week-long intensive, and weekend intensive courses.
School of Undergraduate Studies
- Attendance is required in on-seat undergraduate courses. A student with more than four contact hours of unexcused absence in a three-credit course is subject to receiving a failing grade for that course. No absences will be allowed for one and two credit courses.
School of Education
- Regular courses — No more than a total of four contact hours of unexcused absences will be allowed. Students with more than four contact hours of unexcused absences will receive an incomplete for the course or can complete the course at the instructor’s discretion. Any student with more unexcused absences may receive a “No Credit” and will have to retake the course.
- Weekend intensive courses — No excused absences during the first weekend period will be accepted. If a student misses one or both class sessions during the first weekend period, the student will be dropped from the course or receive “No Credit” and will have to retake the course.
- Week-long intensive courses — No excused absences at any time. If a student misses a class for any reason, the student will receive either an “Incomplete” for the course, and can complete the course at the instructor’s discretion, or will receive a “No Credit” and will have to retake the course.
- NITE Program Courses (4-day classes) — There are no excused absences. However, under extenuating circumstances, if a student misses one day of class, the professor and NITE program director may work with the student to complete the work in another format. Otherwise, the students will receive a “No Credit”.
School of Psychology and Counseling
- Three-credit courses — For all three-credit courses, students may not miss more than four contact hours per course. The missed hours of classroom time have to be made up. If a student misses more and has a doctor’s letter, the student has to attend those missed hours in-seat in another section of the class even if it is in the following semester. The student will receive an “Incomplete” until those hours are completed.
- One-credit courses — No more than two contact hours may be missed.
School of Management
- One-credit courses — Students are expected to attend all of the class contact hours for the course.
- Three-credit courses, including weekend intensives — Attendance is expected at all class sessions. At the discretion of the instructor, a student may be permitted to miss some class time, but make-up work will be required. Unexcused absences or missing more than four hours of class time will result in a grade of “No Credit” for the course.
- Management Seminars (2 credits) — Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Students may, at the discretion of the instructor, be permitted to miss a class, but make-up work will be required. Unexcused absences, or missing more than one seminar session, will result in a grade of “No Credit” for the course.
- Blended learning courses — Students are required to attend all sessions. A “No Credit” may be awarded to students for unexcused absences from in-seat classes. Exceptions will be made only for major illness, serious injury, a death in immediate family, hospitalization or military orders. However, the student will be required to complete additional make-up assignments for time missed.
End of Course Evaluation Survey
Cambridge College is committed to fostering teaching excellence and we believe that students can make a significant contribution to this goal by completing an online confidential End of Course Evaluation Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help Cambridge College to improve the quality of curriculum and instruction. Towards the completion of each course, students will receive an e-mail invitation to participate sent to their Cambridge College student e-mail address and may also participate through the MyCC web portal. For further information, please contact the Office of Research, Planning and Evaluation.