Academic standards and regulations


The class instructor will report the commencement of student class attendance after the census date of the class session. In a distance education context, documenting that a student has logged into an online class is not sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate academic attendance by the student. The class instructor must demonstrate that a student participated in class or was otherwise engaged in an academically related activity, such as by contributing to an online discussion or initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question. The class instructor will determine what constitutes commencement of attendance and should record their policy in class syllabus.

If a student enrolls in a class and is reported as not attending by the class instructor, the student will be automatically dropped from the class. Although the class will not appear on the student’s official transcript, the student will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with that class.

Procedures governing class attendance at LCCC allow each faculty member to establish attendance regulations, which she/he deems necessary for her/his particular course.

If attendance becomes impossible, students must officially withdraw from the course.

Withdrawal procedures are described in the enrollment section of this document.

When severe weather strikes the area, students are advised to consider the conditions in their immediate area concerning the safety of travel. Conditions can vary significantly within the service area of the College and decisions regarding College operations are made on the general status of the overall service area. Students are responsible for their own safety and travel decisions. All coursework is also the continuing responsibility of students. A choice to be absent from a course for any reason does not exonerate students from the full responsibility to complete all prescribed coursework.

Students receiving veterans’ benefits are REQUIRED to attend classes. Please refer to Veterans’ Standards of Progress (on page 30) or contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Center in Enrollment, Financial, and Career Services Division for further information. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Program and Federal Work Study) are REQUIRED to attend classes and will have their attendance verified by their class instructor. Please refer to Financial Aid section (see page 44) or contact the Veterans’ Certifying Official in the Division of Enrollment, Financial and Career Services for further information.

Faculty absence

In the event that a faculty member is not present at the usually scheduled class session, students must remain in the classroom for 15 minutes. At the end of that time, if the faculty member has not arrived and no special instructions have been received, students are permitted to leave class without penalty and should report to the division office for information.



LCCC to Undergo Quality Review

Lorain County Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

The College will host a visit March 21-23, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

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