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Registered students are expected to attend the first class of the semester. Students who are unable to attend the first class of a course should inform their instructor by email, in person or by telephone (but not voice mail) of the intended absence before the start of the first class.
Where this is not possible, notification by email, in person or by telephone (but not voice mail) must be received prior to the scheduled start of the second class. Students may be required to provide evidence of notification.
If registered students miss their first class and do not notify their instructors of their intent to remain in the course prior to the scheduled start of the second class, their seats in that course may be reassigned to other students. Any student whose seat is reassigned must officially withdraw from the course.
If withdrawal or course drop procedures are not completed, the grade of "UN" will be recorded. Deadline dates are designated in the Program and Course Catalogue. Regular fees will be assessed and payable in accordance with the College fee payment and refund policy.