Attendance

Attendance is critical to students’ academic progress at BTC. Attendance expectations may differ from course to course; however, students are expected to be present, prepared, and be active participants in classes throughout the entire course. Students should discuss absences with instructors. The attendance policy for a particular course will be shared in class and/or will be included on the course syllabus.

Full-Semester Courses

If you fail to attend any course sessions during the first two weeks of the course, you will be considered as non-attending. If you are marked as a non-attendee you will be dropped from the course and an 80% refund will be provided.

If you are receiving financial aid, be aware that failure to attend classes may affect your financial aid.

8-Week and Accelerated Courses

If you fail to attend any course sessions during the first week of the course, you will be considered as non-attending. If you are marked as a non-attendee you will be dropped from the course and an 80% refund will be provided.

If you are receiving financial aid, be aware that failure to attend classes may affect your financial aid.

Auditing Classes

Students may audit a credit class with the consent of the appropriate Dean or Division Administrator. The decision to audit must be made at the time of registration. Students taking a class for audit may not change to credit, nor may students change from credit to audit after the class begins. Students are only permitted to register to audit a course one week prior to the start of each semester. If a student repeats a course, it must be for credit and all course objectives must be met.

When auditing a class, students participate in the class work, complete assignments, and meet the instructor's attendance requirements. Students with disabilities are expected to have a special adaptation plan in place which may waive some of the course requirements. If students elect to audit, they will pay all of the regular tuition and fees. However, no credit will be granted for the course. An "AU" will appear on the student's transcript as a grade for the course.  Tuition will be waived for students 60 and older. However, all other fees will be charged.