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Guidelines for Official Class Excuses

All official classes excuses issued to students will be in accordance with the established University Policy.

All students requesting official class excuses should make the request and submit the class excuse to instructors within seven (7) days after the missed class or classes.

Excuses will be issued for verified illnesses, death in the family (students are allowed to be absent from classes a maximum of five (5) consecutive days for death in the family) and subpoenas. Discretion will be used in determining other excusable incidents.

Generally, excuses will not be issued for car trouble (i.e. flat tires, stalling, etc.), arrests, or before or after a holiday.

Process for Requesting Excuses

University Excuse Process:

  1. Student submits “Official University Excuse Request” Form in Laserfiche. The student must select their College based on their major (or anticipated major for undeclared students). Student has the option to enter their professor(s) email which will result in immediate notification upon approval. Student must attach their documented proof to the form for verification by Associate Dean's office personnel.
  2. The Associate Dean's office will receive an email notification of the submission.
  3. The Associate Dean's office personnel will review and approve excuses on the form that was submitted via Laserfiche. 
  4. Upon approval, the system will email the student and the professors, if their emails were included, the approved form.

***Note: The approved form from Laserfiche will serve as the Official University Excuse***

Fill out the Official University Excuse Request form