Attendance: Pre-MBA and Pre-Master’s Program

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Pre-MBA/Pre-Masters AttendanceFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Pre-MBA/Pre-Master’s Attendance

What is the program attendance requirement?
The program attendance requirement is 80% or higher. Students who drop below 80% will not receive a certificate of completion and may be dismissed from the program.

How can I find out what my attendance percentage is?
You can check inside the front doors of the Gateway Building on the bulletin board across from the ALI office.  The list is updated weekly.

I checked my attendance and I think there is a mistake. What should I do?
You have two weeks to correct any attendance mistakes that may have been made.

The steps are:

  1. See the graduate advisor to check what class you were marked absent in.
  2. Talk with the class teacher to correct any mistakes that may have been made.

Note: Any mistakes reported after two weeks cannot be changed.

I was very sick and had to go to the doctor’s office. My doctor gave me a note. Can I be excused from class?
Unfortunately, even though you have a doctor’s note, you will be considered absent. There are no excused absences at ALI because “absent” means that a student is not in class.

I have already missed a lot of class, and I’m worried that I will go below 80%. Will I get any warning?
Students are responsible for checking their attendance on the bulletin board weekly. When your attendance drops below 90%, we will send you a warning by email. We may try to find you in one of your classes so that we can explain the attendance policy to you and give you a chance to ask questions. Afterwards, you will sign the attendance warning.

I have been absent a lot. I think I will go below 80% soon. What will happen?
If your attendance drops below 80%, you may be dismissed from the program. This means that your I-20 will be terminated and you must leave the United States immediately. We will send the dismissal notice by email. You must make sure that ALI has your correct email address. “I didn’t get the email” is not an excuse.