4.1. Administrative Deletion
If a student does not attend at least one class meeting or participate in an online learning class by the “last day to drop with a tuition refund” (census date), his/her class registration will be administratively deleted. This means that there will be no record of the class or any letter grade on the student’s transcript. Furthermore, the student’s class load will be reduced by the course credits, and this may affect his/her full-time or part-time student status. Tuition will not be refunded.
4.2. Accommodation for Religious Observances
Northern Virginia Community College recognizes the rich and diverse religious backgrounds of its students and is committed to providing them access to education without undue hardship. Since religious observances do not always conform to academic holidays, fair, reasonable, and appropriate accommodations to students wishing to observe religious holidays are encouraged, provided that students notify their instructors well in advance of schedule conflicts. When tests or exams fall on religious holidays, students should contact their instructors as soon as possible. Students are responsible for all work missed. Faculty are encouraged to be sensitive to the religious practices of their students and to provide appropriate alternatives to those students whenever it is academically feasible to do so.
4.3. Absences Due to Illness
Students should notify their instructors in advance if possible when they will miss classes due to illness, and students should make arrangements to make up any missed work. If a College representative learns that an illness will keep a student out of classes, that person should notify the dean of students who will inform the student’s instructors.