Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Missed Class Time

Due to the accelerated nature of GPS programs, arriving late to class and/or leaving class early may also jeopardize student learning and success. Late arrivals and early departures can also be disruptive to both the instructor and other students, so arriving to class on time and remaining until the class session has ended is considered mandatory. GPS instructors will use the following scale when determining an appropriate reduction in a student’s final course grade for missed portions of a class session(s):

Time Absent

 

Penalty

30 minutes or fewer

=

1% of the total possible points for the course

31-60 minutes

=

2% of the total possible points for the course

61-90 minutes

=

3% of the total possible points for the course

91-120 minutes

=

4% of the total possible points for the course

121 minutes or more

=

5% of the total possible points for the course (also counted as an "absence")

Arriving to class late and/or leaving class early may also result in loss of credit for any in-class activities that took place during the period in which the student was not present. Please also note that missing more than 120 minutes of a single class session will result in the student being counted "absent" for that week of class.