Students who wish to use a discretionary day(s) or part thereof are required to contact the Office of Academic Affairs promptly so that timely notification can go to course directors and clinic personnel. The Attendance Policy is described in the School Catalog.
Discretionary days in effect for each class are as follows:
|First-year DDS and IDS||5 full days (DDS, no carryover to Year 2)|
|Second-year DDS||8 full days|
|Third-year DDS and second-year IDS||8 full days plus 50% of unused days from Year 2 (Year 1 for IDS students)
Note: Night clinic sessions count as one half day. An absence for all three instructional sessions
on Monday or Thursday (morning, afternoon, and evening) counts as 1.5 discretionary days.
Any absence of more than two (2) consecutive days requires documentation supporting the absence. Documentation should be submitted promptly to the Office of Academic Affairs.
All students requesting use of a discretionary day should provide the following information:
Second- and third-year students: