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individual student responsibility (http://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule7.htm ). If you do miss class, for any reason, it is
your responsibility to 1) to complete all assigned readings, 2) consult the electronic resources on eLearning, and 3)
get notes from another student.
Excused absences: Rules concerning excused absences may be found at http://student-rules.tamu.edu/rule7.htm .
Except for absences due to religious obligations, the student must notify his or her instructor in writing
(acknowledged e-mail message is acceptable) prior to the date of absence if such notification is feasible. In cases
where advance notification is not feasible (e.g., accident, or emergency) the student must provide notification by the
end of the second working day after the absence. This notification should include an explanation of why notice
could not be sent prior to the class. If the absence is excused, the instructor must either provide the student with an
opportunity to make up any quiz, exam or other graded activities or provide a satisfactory alternative to be
completed within 30 calendar days from the last day of the absence.
Excused Absences for Religious Holy Days: Texas House Bill 256 (effective 9/1/03) states “An institution of
higher education shall excuse a student from attending classes or other required activities, including examinations,
for the observance of a religious holy day, including travel for that purpose. A student whose absence is excused
under this subsection may not be penalized for that absence and shall be allowed to take an examination or complete
an assignment from which the student is excused within a reasonable amount of time after the absence.”
Make-up Policy for Examinations: Make-ups for examinations will be given for “excused absences” as defined by
University policy. Students who are requesting an excused absence are expected to uphold the Aggie Honor Code
and Student Conduct Code. For more detailed discussion, including an explanation of what constitutes an “excused
absence,” documentation, an...
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