Undergraduate Academic Policies

Academic Commencement Awards

Academic Dishonesty

Academic Probation

Academic Standards

Academic Suspension

Academic Warning

Class Attendance Policy

The College expects students to attend classes. The College does not, however, set specific guidelines regarding procedures and penalties for absences. Instead, each faculty member sets his/her own guidelines as deemed appropriate for each learning experience. Instructors will distribute their specific course attendance policies as a part of the course syllabus during the first week of classes. Students receive excused absences.  Students should expect that excessive absences of any kind will significantly impede progress and success in a given course. Excused absences may include reasons related to health, family or related emergencies, significant religious holidays, or official college events, such as games, if they are athletes (practices are not legitimate reasons for missing class). The instructor may require documentation from students. Please note that the Lasell office of health services does not provide notes, so documentation may not be requested from this office. If an instructor determines that a student has incurred too many absences to complete a course satisfactorily, the student may be advised to withdraw. 

In most cases, including any reason for an excused absence that the student knows about in advance of missing class, it is the responsibility of the student to make prior arrangements with their professors to make up any missed work or assignments. The student should be communicating with the professor as soon as the need to miss a class is known – that is, as far in advance of the class session as possible. 

Late Class Start Policy 
Students and instructors are expected to arrive at their class by the official start time of the class. In the event the instructor is delayed, students are required to wait a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes beyond the official start-time of the class before leaving.

Class Cancellation
In the event a class meeting must be cancelled, the instructor calls or sends and e-mail to the Registrar’s Office, and staff in the Registrar’s Office will send a text message and e-mail notice to students. Instructors need to communicate class meeting cancellations with their Department Chair prior to or simultaneously with their communication to the Registrar’s Office.

College Calendar

College Withdrawal

Core Curriculum Policies

Credit by Examination Policy

Final Examinations

Graduation Requirements

Leave of Absence

Major, Minor, and Internship Requirements

Majors Requiring a Foreign Language

Military Leave During a Semester


Student Confidentiality

Student’s Responsibility

Title II Report


Undergraduate Academic Grievance Process

Undergraduate Grading and Academic Credit Policies