Attendance

Attendance is critical to student academic progress at Blackhawk Technical College. Attendance expectations may differ from course to course, however, you are expected to be present, prepared, and an active participant in your classes throughout the entire course.. You should discuss absences with your instructors. The attendance policy for a particular course will be shared in class and/or will be included on the course syllabus.

Non-Attendance Policy

Attendance and student success go hand-in-hand and as a way to improve success, Blackhawk Technical College has implemented a Non-Attendance policy.

Full-Semester Courses 8-week and Accelerated Courses

If you fail to attend any course sessions during the first two weeks of the course you will be considered as non-attending.  The instructor for the course will report non-attendance and you will be notified of your removal from the course via your BTC Student email account.  At this point you will no longer be considered registered in that course and cannot start attending unless you receive written approval from the Dean and re-register.

If you fail to attend any course sessions during the first week of the course you will be considered as non-attending.  The instructor for the course will report non-attendance and you will be notified of your removal from the course via your BTC Student email account.  At this point you will no longer be considered registered in that course and cannot start attending unless you receive written approval from the Dean and re-register.

If you have been removed from classes due to your non-attendance you will not receive a grade for those courses.

This process does not refund a students’ account (see Refund Policy). It is the responsibility of the student to follow-up with Registration and to request (in writing) appropriate refunds—see Refund Policy (based on the date of the request, not the date of removal from the course)

If you are receiving financial aid, be aware that dropping a course may affect your financial aid. If an agency or program is helping support your educational expenses, you may be required to have your schedule change approved by the agency or program staff.