CIAT Attendance Policy

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Student Attendance Requirements

Starting with the February 2024 term, attendance will now be submitted and recorded through weekly Attendance Activity Checkpoints. Student engagement is an essential part of the educational experience at CIAT. Active participation in coursework activities facilitates academic and career success. Your overall academic performance is directly impacted by the level and consistency of your course participation. Make sure you are completing these on time to stay within your attendance requirement!

For a visual reference to the attendance policy, view the CIAT Attendance Guide.

Attendance Schedule:

  • There are three (3) attendance checkpoints each week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (no changes).
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of one (1) eligible attendance activity by each attendance due date per week to earn full attendance credit.

Attendance will be tracked and visible through your Student Portal. 

What Counts as an Attendance Activity?

  • Student submission of an assignment, exercise, or project (i.e. hands-on labs, lecture knowledge checks).
  • Student submission of an assessment (i.e. exams, quizzes).
  • Student submission or reply to an interactive discussion forum.
  • Completing an instructor-approved makeup assignment.

What Doesn’t Count as an Attendance Activity:

  • Logging into an online course, or your student portal, without engaging in one or more course activities.
  • Logging in to, or watching, a live lecture, without engaging in one or more course activities.
  • Homework, such as reading or self-study for exams.

Reminder: Students may not exceed 14 days of consecutive non-attendance.

If you have additional questions or need extra support, please book an appointment with your student success advisor.

There are three (3) five-week terms in a semester evaluation period. At the conclusion of each semester period, a student’s grades and progress are evaluated. Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Frequently Asked Questions Attendance:

No, logging in to, or watching, a live lecture, does not count as an attendance activity.

Student engagement is an essential part of the educational experience at CIAT. Active participation in coursework activities facilitates academic and career success. Students are expected to maintain a minimum of 80% or higher cumulative attendance
throughout their program to remain eligible
for graduation.

There are three (3) attendance checkpoints each week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Students are required to complete a minimum of one (1) eligible attendance activity by each attendance due date (due by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the respective attendance checkpoint date).

Yes, submitting all three discussion question requirements (main post submission, and 2 separate replies) by the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday due dates will count as full attendance credit for the week.

A student absent for fourteen consecutive calendar days will be dropped from the course. Collecting and reporting attendance data is required for CIAT to comply with state, federal, and accreditation regulations, and is required to support students utilizing federal funding, including Title IV loans, grants, or military benefits.

Do you have additional questions?

Book an appointment with a Student Success Advisor below to get all of your questions answered on CIAT’s attendance requirements.

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We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

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We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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