In the event of absence from class, you must complete an absence form.
NYUL has a strict policy about course attendance. All unexcused absences attract a grade penalty. Students should contact their class teachers to catch up on missed work but should NOT approach them for excused absences. Excused absences are obtained only from the appropriate member of NYUL's staff. Absences due to illness must be discussed with the Assistant Director for Student Life or Wellness Counsellor within one week of your return to class.
Absence requests for non-illness purposes must be discussed with the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs or the Senior Programme Manager for Academic Affairs prior to the date(s) in question.
Unexcused absences will be penalized by deducting 3% from the student’s final course mark. Students are responsible for making up any work missed due to absence.
Unexcused absences from exams are not permitted and will result in failure of the exam. If you are granted an excused absence from examination (with authorisation, as above), your lecturer will decide how you will make-up the assessment component, if at all (by make-up examination, extra coursework, or an increased weighting on an alternate assessment component, etc.).
NYUL also expects students to arrive to class promptly (both at the beginning and after any breaks) and to remain for the duration of the class. If timely attendance becomes a problem it is the prerogative of each instructor to deduct a mark or marks from the final grade for each late arrival and each early departure.
Please note that for classes involving a field trip or other external visit, transportation difficulties are never grounds for an excused absence. It is the student's responsibility to arrive at an agreed meeting point in a punctual and timely fashion.