Religious Observances For Continuing Education Classes

In compliance with N.C.G.S. 115D-5, as amended in the 2010 legislative session, and 23 N.C.A.C. 02C.0213 of the state board of community colleges code, students are permitted a minimum of two excused days each academic year for religious observances required by their faith. Students will be entitled to make up any tests or other work missed due to an excused absence for religious observance. To be eligible for these excused absences, students must complete the written application process within the appropriate timeframe. (Policy 3.7)

Students are permitted to request up to two (2) excused absences per class each semester for religious observances required by the faith of the student. Continuing education students will be granted the opportunity to make up work missed while absent from class for excused religious observances. The following outlines student and instructor responsibilities associated with these requests: (Procedure 3.7.2)

  • Students must provide written request(s) for absence(s) to their instructor(s) at least one week in advance of religious observance. The written request should include student name, the course title, date of absence and a brief description of religious observance. Written requests will become part of class file(s) and will be turned in with attendance sheets at the end of each class.
  • Instructor(s) will assist students on a case-by-case basis to make-up missed work.

The above procedure does not supersede continuing education attendance requirements for satisfactory course completion.