Attendance is mandatory. We do not differentiate excused and unexcused absences. We expect students to attend all classes and to schedule other meetings and appointments during non-class times. We do know that emergencies arise, so we allow students two absences during the quarter. Missing a class counts as one full absence. Arriving late, missing a conference, or missing a mentor meeting each count as 1/2 absence. Missed mentor meetings cannot be rescheduled. Missed conferences may be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor. If you exceed the equivalent of two absences, your instructor can ask you to withdraw or risk failing the course.