Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Attendance Disenrollment Policy in Traditional Program

During the fall or spring semester in the traditional undergraduate program, if a class meets four (4) times per week, the student may be disenrolled on the 13th absence. If a class meets three (3) times per week, the student may be disenrolled on the 10th absence. If a class meets two (2) times per week, the student may be disenrolled on the 7th absence. If a class meets one (1) time per week, the student may be disenrolled on the 4th absence. Students cannot be disenrolled from preparatory classes but may not be permitted to attend the University the next semester if they have more than three (3) weeks of absences in those classes. Students will not be disenrolled during the last two weeks of the semester.

If the disenrolled absence is before the last day to withdraw from a course as published in the school calendar, the grade assigned will be a "W". If it is after the last day to withdraw, the grade will be an "X" unless permission is given by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for a "WP" or "WF" in certain extenuating circumstances after consultation with the professor.

Appeal Process

If students are disenrolled for absences, they may apply for reinstatement within a week of the disenrollment. The application must be made to the Academic Affairs Office and include proofs of the excused absences as well as absence and grade reports from the professor. A committee composed of the Director of Student Success, the student’s advisor, and the student’s professor will make the recommendation to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs concerning the student’s reinstatement. The final decision will be from the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.