ITP / IMA Class Attendance Policy

At ITP / IMA / NYU, regular class attendance is an important component of academic success. For this reason, we ask for all instructors and students in our department to please abide by the following class attendance guidelines for each program:

ITP’s Attendance Policy:

After the first two weeks of the add/drop period, effective in week three onward, students are permitted the following number of unexcused absences:

  • For 14-week, and 12-week, full-term courses, up to two unexcused absences are permitted.
  • For 7-week, and 6-week, half-term courses, up to one unexcused absence is permitted.
  • For shorter term courses, (1.0-unit weekend courses, or courses meeting less than six times) no unexcused absences are permitted.

Exceeding these unexcused absence guidelines is grounds for automatic failure.

Course instructors are permitted to grant additional “excused” absences, at their discretion, provided the student has given advance notice, and is willing to make the necessary arrangements to get caught up on any missed materials and/or assignments.

IMA’s Attendance Policy:

At most two unexcused absences while you are enrolled in the course will be tolerated without effect to your grade.  Any more than two unexcused absences will result in a lowering of your final grade by one whole grade for each unexcused absence.  For example, three unexcused absences will result in your highest possible grade being a B instead of an A. Four unexcused absences will result in your highest possible grade being a C and so on.  Six unexcused absences will result in an automatic F for the course. Two late arrivals (more than 10 minutes late) will count for one absence.  

Any classes you miss due to not being enrolled during the drop/add period are not counted as absences. If you are on the waitlist for a class you should attend during this period or risk being dropped from the waitlist.

Adjustments to the above policy are made by individual faculty members based on the nature of the class, the meeting pattern, and length of the class.  The final policy for each class may be found on the syllabus for that class.