Any student who, for unavoidable cause, absents himself from class must obtain an excuse slip from the College Secretary. The slip must be presented to the instructor not later than the second class session following the student’s return. In addition, a certificate must be secured from the UPLB Health Service in case the absent is due to illness.

Excuses are for time missed only. All work covered by the class during the absence shall be made up for to the satisfaction of the instructor within a reasonable time from the date of absence.

When the number of hours lost by the absence reaches 20% of the hours of recitation, lecture, laboratory or any other scheduled work in one subject, he shall be dropped from the subject. However, a faculty member may prescribe a longer attendance requirement to meet special needs.

If the majority of the absences are excused, the student shall not be given a grade of 5.0 upon being dropped; otherwise, he shall be given a grade of 5.0. Time lost by late enrollment shall be considered as time lost by absence.