Students are required to attend all class sessions and events and to observe the specific guidelines of each faculty member. This includes mid-term and final exams, and other important events in each class schedule. If a student misses two classes, the Dean of Academic Affairs or the appropriate Dean will contact the student and counsel the student on CIBU’s attendance policy.

Two unexcused absences from a class in the 10 week quarter will affect the student’s course grade as per the syllabus. In addition, there are possible visa implications with the U.S. government. If a student accrues more than two unexcused absences per course in a quarter the student will receive a written warning and may be placed on academic probation. Additional absences may result in expulsion from CIBU.

Tardiness is a disruption of a good learning environment and is to be discouraged. Tardiness without legitimate reason on two occasions in one class will be considered as one unexcused absence. Cutting of classes will be considered as unexcused absences. Students with three unexcused absences in any class will receive written notification of academic probation for a period of one month. Any unexcused absences during such probationary period will be a cause for interruption of the educational program.