Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University


A certain number of absences are allowed for each GPS course, depending upon the length of that course. Each time a student is absent from class, a penalty of 5% of the total points possible for the course will be applied to the student’s final grade. Exceeding the number of allowed absences will result in the student being withdrawn from the course and being issued an "X" (non-passing) grade. Each student is responsible for communicating directly with the instructor regarding all absences, including expectations for any make-up work that may be assigned.

Course Length

Number of Allowed Absences

3 or 4 weeks


5 or 6 weeks


7 or 8 weeks


At least 20 weeks