Approved Absences Policy

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Effective date
May 17, 2017
Last content update
May 17, 2017


This policy is intended to permit students to participate in events and activities without jeopardizing their academic standing or penalizing them in the classes they miss.


Students enrolled at M State and who participate in college-sponsored activities and approved instructor-generated field trips shall be excused from missed classes without prejudice or penalty.


Activity Advisor, Coach or Instructor

The activity advisor, coach or instructor will submit a list of students to be excused from classes along with the name of the event or activity, dates, and times of absence to the Academic Dean for approval and for notification to the campus faculty at least one week prior to the college-sponsored activity or event date.


It is the student's responsibility to contact his/her instructors at least two days prior to the absence to arrange to make-up work missed. Instructors may require make-up work to be completed prior to the absence.

The student is responsible for all work missed during the approved absence period.


Once the student has notified the instructor, the instructor will make arrangements, to the extent possible, to accommodate the absence. It is understood that all missed classroom experiences cannot be replicated exactly.

Next scheduled review
Policy author(s)
Carrie Brimhall