Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Class attendance is regarded as an academic matter, and the use of attendance records in grading (or for other purposes) is left to the discretion of the instructor responsible for the course. This should be explained in the course attendance policy included in the course syllabus distributed by the instructor. The instructor is responsible for handling any excuses for absences from his or her class. A student-athlete should visit the Center for Student Athletic Services and read the Student-Athlete Handbook for more information.