Not all absences require an absence notification
There are two kinds of absences:
"Necessary" and "Emergency"
Necessary Absences are usually planned events
"Necessary absences" can only be handled between the student and the instructor. If the instructor requests that a notification be issued for a "necessary" absence, a staff member can explain to the instructor why the notification cannot be issued.
Examples of "necessary absences" include doctor's appointments, non-emergency medical conditions that did not require a visit to a physician, court appearances, job interviews, and vacations.
For necessary absences for the following reasons, click on the link:
Emergency Absences are always unplanned events,
and documentation is always required
The goal of issuing absence notifications is to provide documentation of a student's emergency event without having to reveal confidential medical information to the instructor.
Examples include unplanned events such as hospitalization, death of a loved one, and physician-ordered absences. All absences require official documentation that can be verified by a staff member.