ART. 346. Any student who, for unavoidable cause, is absent from class, must obtain an excuse slip from the Dean [through the College Secretary] to be presented to the faculty concerned not later than the second class session following the student’s return.

Excuses are for time missed only. All work covered by the class during the period f absence shall be made up for within a reasonable time from the date of absence.

ART. 347. Whenever a student has been absent from his/her class for two consecutive class meetings, a report thereof should be sent by the faculty member concerned to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director for Student Affairs through his/her Dean or Director, stating, if he/she knows, the reason for such absence. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director for Student Affairs shall call the student and notify his/her parents immediately.

ART. 348. When the number of hours lost by the absence of a student reaches twenty per cent (20%) of the hours of recitation, lecture, laboratory or any other scheduled work in one subject, such student shall be dropped from the subject. If the majority of the absences are excused, the student shall not be given a grade of “5.0” upon being thus dropped; but if the majority of the absences are not excused, the student thus dropped shall be given a grade of “5.0”. Time lost by late enrollment shall be considered as time lost by absence.