If you know in advance that you will be unable to attend a particular class(es) for an extended period of time, you should make every effort to contact the professor of each class that will be missed. If emergency circumstances prevent you from being able to contact the professor or department, you may contact the University College Advising Center to have them send instructor notification on your behalf. It is the student's responsibility to provide any documentation concerning the absence. An excused absence can be authorized only by the instructor in a particular class.
Ceasing to attend classes without withdrawing will result in a grade of "F"; therefore, it is imperative that you speak with your professor(s) immediately if you encounter personal or academic difficulties which disrupt class attendance. You should also consult with the University College Advising Center for support and guidance as early as possible. Grades, financial aid, and housing can potentially be affected by simply dropping out without officially withdrawing. Early intervention and action reduces complications for all concerned.