Consistent class attendance is vital to academic success and is expected of all students. Grades are determined by academic performance, and instructors may give students written notice that attendance related to specific classroom activities is required. Absences do not exempt students from academic requirements. Excessive absences, even if documented, may result in a student's failing the course. Excused absences are within the purview of the instructor. Students must consult with instructors regarding make-up work.