Attendance Policy

Au Pair Language & Culture Program

We realize that au pairs’ work obligations may sometimes conflict with class time. However, when students are absent from class, not only is the learning of the absent student affected, but the learning of all students in the class is affected. Class attendance and participation is extremely important, so please make every effort to arrive on time and be prepared to contribute.

If you must miss a class, please inform your instructor prior to the class if possible. Students who are in good academic standing are allowed to make up missed coursework online with no loss of hours.

Absences

The IEC requires a minimum of 85% attendance. For any missed session, students who are in good academic standing are encouraged to make up coursework. Below describes the limits of acceptable absences for the two courses offered:

Tuesday/Thursday Evening Course

Students may miss two class meetings and still meet the minimum attendance requirement. After the second absence, students are required to complete online makeup coursework in order to receive credit for missed classroom hours. After the third absence, online make-up is only available to those who are in good academic standing.

Saturday Course

Students may miss one class session and still meet the minimum attendance requirement. After the first absence, students are required to complete online makeup coursework in order to receive credit for missed classroom hours. After the second absence, online make-up is only available to those who are in good academic standing.

NOTE: A certificate will only be awarded to students who successfully complete the course – this includes both coursework and classroom hours.

Lateness

We understand that your work situation may cause you to be late from time to time. However, please try to arrive to class on time.

  • If you arrive between 15-45 minutes after the start time of the class, you are considered LATE
  • If you are late 3 times, that counts as 1 absence
  • If you are more than 45 minutes late to class, you are considered ABSENT. We strongly encourage you to come to class, even though you are considered absent, so you are prepared to complete homework and other required assignments
  • Leaving class early will have the same consequences as arriving late to class

Important Things to Remember – Attend, participate, study, and have fun!

  • You will not get any credit hours if you withdraw from the course.
  • You will not get partial credit hours if you do not finish the course.