Class participation and attendance are essential for student success. The College has no provisions whereby a student can enroll and receive credit at Missouri Valley College without having attended and/or participated in class. This principle applies to all courses for which credit is awarded regardless of mode of delivery.

Students are expected to attend all lectures, seminars, laboratories and field work for each registered class and to complete all work assigned by the instructor for the course. At times, absence from class may be unavoidable - as in instances of prolonged illness, hospitalization, or participation in an approved student activity. Nursing clinical experiences take precedence over other student activities including athletic competitions.  For illness, a student should submit a doctor's verification to the Academic Affairs Office; notice will be sent to instructors. The sponsor of an approved College activity through which students will miss classes will provide instructors with a list of participating students. Students are also required to inform their instructors if they are going to miss class for a campus activity. Students should take both their education and participation in activities seriously. Even though the activity is college sponsored, class work is expected either before or after the activity, depending upon the instructor’s policy.

Any enrolled Title IV Aid Recipient who fails to attend classes (or stops attending) may be required to repay some or all of the assistance credited to his/her MVC student account for the semester (see Financial Aid; Return of Title IV Aid).

Title IV Aid Recipients must establish attendance prior to any Title IV aid being disbursed to their account.

Late Arrival / Non-Attendance

Any student who has not attended class by the end of the second class meeting or first week of class, whichever comes first, may be dropped from the class for non-attendance. In extenuating circumstances, the student may remain in the class with the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.