If you do not attend the
first two class sessions, I will assume you intend to drop the course.
I will add other students to fill your spot. If you appear in subsequent
class sessions, I will ask you to drop the course, and I will not grade
your assignments or exams.
According to University policy, non-attendance
does not constitute withdrawal; to withdraw from this class you must file
a drop form with the University. If you fail to attend this class, and
you do not formally drop the class, a "WU" (unauthorized withdrawal), the
equivalent of a failing grade, will be recorded.
In this class, the university drop
policy will be strictly enforced. During the first three weeks of instruction,
students may withdraw online. Once the third week has passed, drops are
normally not permitted. Exceptions are granted or denied by the Office
of Undergraduate Studies if there is a "serious and compelling reason"
and "there is no viable alternative" (a viable alternative includes taking
a failing grade and repeating the course). Changes in work schedule, etc.,
will not be considered a sufficient reason. "Complete Medical Withdrawals"
(all classes are dropped due to medical problems—yours or those of someone
you care for) are processed by the Health Center.