Student Absence for Faith or Conscience

Per RCW 28B.10.039, students are entitled to excused absences for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

  •  Students’ grades may not be adversely impacted by absences authorized under this policy.
  •  Students must notify the College in writing within two weeks of beginning the course in which they are requesting an absence under this policy. Refer to the Student Absence for Faith or Conscience Form. 

The College shall make no judgment about the legitimacy of reasons of faith or conscience.

Absence for Short Term Military Assignments

Per RCW 28B.10.270, students called to active duty for a period of 30 days or less may not be penalized for missed class time and must be provided the opportunity to make up work, labs, and exams within a reasonable period of time and without prejudice after they return. The student may not be dropped for non-attendance and no grade for the student’s work may be issued until the student has been given the opportunity to make up the work and/or participation. Written verification that the person is being, or has been, ordered to service must be provided to the College. Applicants who are returning to the college but did not attend within the last two quarters from term of application, will need to re-apply to the college to update residency and demographic information.