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We are looking forward to assisting you on your academic journey. Once you have completed the Path to Enrollment (congrats!), you are ready for your first classes.

Attending each class session and becoming an active member of the academic community is a primary responsibility of each El Camino student. And research shows that just by attending class you are more likely to learn more, improve your grades, and stay on track to earn your degree.

Attendance Information

Students who enroll in class but do not attend the first scheduled class meeting may be dropped from the roster and their places given to waitlisted students. If illness or emergency prevents a student from attending the first class session, the student must contact the instructor.

A student who registers for a class and never attends is still responsible for dropping the class. Failure to properly drop a class by the appropriate deadline may result in a "W" and may hold the student responsible for any and all fees associated with the class. The burden of proof is on the student.

Students will not be permitted to attend classes for which they are not officially registered.  Exceptions may be allowed by the instructor for bona fide visitors. Students who attend a class without proper enrollment (the student did not correctly register or add the class) by the published deadline will not be permitted to "late add" the class except for documented extenuating and mitigating circumstances. Students who do not properly register or add a class will receive neither unit nor grade credit for that class.

Students are expected to attend their classes regularly. Students who miss the first class meeting or who are not in regular attendance during the add period for the class may be dropped by the instructor. Students whose absences from a class exceed 10% of the scheduled class meeting time may be dropped by the instructor. Students are responsible for dropping a class within the deadlines published in the class schedule; if a student stops attending but does not drop, a failing grade might be assigned. Registration status is available on MyECC.

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