When the student absence in a given course reaches or exceeds 30%, he/she will be withdrawn from the course. Students will be considered absent if they do not arrive on time for a lesson. Taking attendance will start in the first day of classes and continue until the last day of classes in the semester. As for ELI students, attendance is marked at a maximum of 20% of total class time. Final dismissals (WA) will be posted at the Abu Dhabi University Student Portal.
Warnings will be posted on the Abu Dhabi University Student Portal when the student’s absence reaches 10%, 20%, and 25%. At the 30% absence limit, withdrawal due to absence (WA) will be posted on the Abu Dhabi University Student Portal.
Absences will not be waived under any circumstances.
The Registrar’s Office will accept excuses only from students missing an exam due to absence. Students will be permitted to take a make-up exam, if its weight is at least 10% of the course total mark, upon approval of a legitimate excuse.
Evidence for any of the following legitimate excuses will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on the first day of return to class:
- Contagious Disease,
- Death of an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, child),
- Car Accident,
- Special assignments (for working students) with prior written approval from the Office of the Registrar
- Al Haj