Absence If you are unable to attend class, you should make every effort to contact your instructor. If you have to miss classes for an extended period and are unable to contact your instructor, you may call the Counseling Center (857-7033) and request to have a Student Absence Report sent to each of your instructors. Attending Classes You should know that students who attend classes regularly are more successful than those who do not. When you enroll in college, you accept the responsibility to take full advantage of your educational opportunity by regular attendance at classes and laboratories. At Norwalk Community College attending class is required for successful completion of the course. Missing scheduled classes will, in most cases, have an increasingly negative effect on a student’s grade. Being absent for more than 20% of scheduled classes may result in a grade of F for the course. Students must consult the syllabus for each course to determine the attendance policy for that course.