Current Students

Flexible Attendance Policy

This accommodation is included on your academic adjustment plan since you may miss class from time to time when medical appointments are necessary and/or symptoms are acute. You must arrange to make up missed work.


It’s difficult to give an exact number of allowable absences since it is, in part, determined by the nature of the class.

For example, courses where class participation and/or group projects are a critical part of the curriculum are more challenging for students to make up work if you miss several classes.

SDS encourages students who have this accommodation on their plan to meet with faculty at the beginning of the semester to discuss how many absences are acceptable in order to complete course requirements. This will provide you with the necessary information to determine if you should remain in the class.


Please meet with your professors early in the semester to discuss this issue.