Students who are absent due to an emergency may apply for an emergency absence. Students must notify Student Services within seven (7) calendar days of the emergency event. An emergency absence may not extend beyond two weeks and does not result in a refund of tuition or fees.

Students may apply for an emergency absence for the following reasons: 

  1. Death in the family
  2. Military deployment
  3. Hospitalization of self, spouse, child, or parent
  4. Natural disaster, jury duty (up to fourteen consecutive days)
  5. Pregnancy complications
  6. Other circumstances whose severity merits an emergency absence 

To apply, a student meets with Student Services to discuss all possibilities and eligibility requirements as well as to fill out and sign an Emergency Absence Application form.