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Enrollment Validation Policy
During the fall and spring semesters, UCM uses a procedure to validate student enrollment. The enrollment validation procedure does not apply to online, hybrid, weekend, second 1/2 semester courses, or courses that begin after the first two days of classes.
The purposes of the enrollment validation requirement are:
- To promote academic success by establishing a pattern of regular class attendance
- To improve student access to courses by making seats available in full classes as students who do not plan to attend withdraw from classes
- To reduce educational costs by facilitating University compliance with federal financial aid regulations
To avoid being dropped from your classes, you must validate enrollment in each class in one of the following two ways:
- Preferred: Attend each class on the first day the class is scheduled to meet.
- Alternate: If you are unable to attend on the first day, you must contact each class instructor in writing prior to the first class day to indicate your intention to continue enrollment. The names of your professors may be found on the “student detail schedule” in the student portal. Contact may be accomplished by email. If you do not know how to reach your instructors you can find a directory online at http://www.ucmo.edu/search/.
If you miss the first day of class and are reported as absent, you will receive an email from the University warning you of a possible course drop. You will have 24 hours following the email to respond to your instructor indicating whether you plan to attend or not attend the class.
If you do not plan to attend, you should go to the student portal to officially drop the class. If you fail to drop the class, you will be held financially responsible for the class and will receive a grade of “F” even if you do not attend the class. If you plan to attend, contact your instructor by email or in person to inform her/him of your intentions within 24 hours of the email warning to avoid the possibility of being administratively dropped from the course.
This procedure is heavily dependent upon communication between students and faculty. Therefore it is critically important that you check your correspondence and your UCM student email account during the week before classes begin and during the first several weeks of the semester.
Please remember that enrollment (and disenrollment) in courses is the student's responsibility. Do not assume that if you do not attend a class that the university will administratively drop you from the course.