Absence Policy Criteria Review

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Dear Student,

Important note: Complete the review request process within 24 hours of occurrence, unless incapacitated* or in cases of bereavement** of an immediate family member. Verbal notifications and emails are not acceptable substitutes to this form.

A policy criteria review should be requested ONLY when you have missed or will miss:
- An assignment deadline
- An exam, test, practical or quiz***
- A clinic rotation (No more than 2 absences per clinic rotation per term. More will result in failure of the rotation.)
- Mandatory course attendance, or other graded course activity

A review is NOT NECESSARY if you are not missing any of the graded items above.

1. Notify Faculty – Notify faculty as soon as physically possible by the preferred method identified in the course syllabus. This form is not notification.
2. Submit this form for review of situation to policy criteria - Dean of Student’s Office with notify you and faculty of decision.
3. Coordinate directly with Faculty to meet course requirements – Students must follow up with faculty to fulfill course requirements. Faculty, at their discretion, determine the potential, format, timing, and eligibility for rescheduling based on the course syllabus.

Process questions? Contact the Dean of Students at DOS@sonoran.edu.For more information on the Absence Policy, please refer to the Student Handbook on MySonoran.

*Incapacitation occurs when a student is completely impaired, helpless, and unable to perform any functions for themselves or mentally make any decisions or interact with others. Incapacitation may also occur when student is physically restricted from any means of communication with the school due to occurrences such as hospitalization, communications blackout due to natural disaster, or similar physical restrictions not under direct control of the student.
**Bereavement is normally limited to three days unless an immediate family member or other extenuating circumstance that requires additional time to finalize arrangements. Please identify the situation with the Dean of Students in your request. Notification to DOS may exceed 24 hour time limit depending on the situation.
*** Missed final exam, milestone exams, and practical exams may not be able to be rescheduled in time to meet term or course requirements resulting in other academic options.
I acknowledge that I have notified my faculty that I will be absent and will be submitting an absence policy criteria review request to the Dean of Students Office for official processing.
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