Missed Class Policy

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 08/26/2010
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Student-Athlete Missed Classed Policy

The UNCW Department of Athletics is committed to the academic success of its student-athletes.  To support student-athlete academic responsibilities and obligations, the Department of Athletics monitors class attendance and the degree progress of its student-athletes.  As established by Athletic Council, student-athletes will not have more than five absences per class in a given semester for athletic travel and competition.  Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed and approved by Athletic Council for reasons related to conference scheduling, sport competition scheduling, post-season competition and other extenuating circumstances.  No class time will be missed for team practices.  Additionally, there will be no athletic events scheduled during the final exam period without prior approval from the Chancellor's Office.  Such approval is granted only under exceptional circumstances.  However, an athletic event may be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday during the exam period.

Student-athletes are encouraged to pre-register for classes as well as schedule classes early in the day.  Coaches, Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and Sport Supervisors review class schedules and recommend changes to prevent excessive and unnecessary absences.  The Department of Athletics prepares missed class forms to notify instructors of class dates that student-athletes will miss due to athletic travel and competition.  Instructors sign the missed class forms indicating awareness and approval of the missed class.  If instructors indicate a conflict with the missed class, the student-athlete will attend class if other arrangements cannot be agreed upon.  It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to satisfactorily complete any class work missed or assigned by the instructor.