Attendance and Participation Policy
The academic week begins on Monday at 6:00 am Mountain Time and ends on Monday at 5:59 am MT. Students must actively participate in the course by turning in assignments and posting to discussion forums each week. Students must post at least one time in week one to be considered as an active student in the course. Failure to post in week one classifies a student as a “non-start”. Students classified as non-starts who are receiving federal financial aid are automatically dropped from the course. Students who add a course on the last day of the add/drop period may extend the first week of the term (only) through the following Tuesday at 5:59am Mountain Time.
American Sentinel takes attendance at the start of each term or semester. This is designated as the census date. To be counted in attendance for census purposes, a student must post to the online classroom at least once in the first week. Failure to post in week one classifies a student as a non-start. Students classified as non-starts who are receiving federal financial aid are automatically dropped from the course.
Students may add or drop a course during the first week of the term or semester. Students wishing to add or drop after the first week of the term or semester must contact their student academic advisor.
Active student and faculty participation in the online classroom results in a rich educational experience for all students. Meaningful participation in the classroom discussions is expected and is graded. Failure to participate in the online discussions will impact the grade for the course. Active-duty military should discuss any limitations on participation with the instructor.