Attendance & Tardiness
Goodwin College believes that regular attendance in, and prompt arrival to, all classes optimizes each student's educational experience. Therefore, students are encouraged to attend every class, to arrive on time, and to stay for the entire class period. Although the College does not administer a uniform system of attendance, instructors report attendance on Census Day which occurs at the end of the second week of each semester/module. Students who have not participated in their course by Census Day will be withdrawn from the course at the end of the second week, but will remain financially responsible for the course.
Each instructor sets his or her own attendance and tardiness policies. These policies are given to the students on the first day of each class as part of the course syllabus. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with each of their instructor's attendance policies. Students are bound by the college's refund policies even if they choose not to attend classes. Students receiving Title IV funds should reference the Financial Aid pages on the the Goodwin College website for any financial consequences related to non-attendance.