Students are expected to attend classes regularly. If students must be absent because of conditions beyond their control (e.g., illness or serious personal or family situations), they should explain the problem to their instructor. If an absence extends over a protracted period of time, students should notify the College of Professional and Continuing Studies at 215.951.1240. Students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences should notify the Dean’s Office in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at 215.951.1430. Attendance is taken from the first regular class day regardless of the time of registration.