Due to federal Department of Education regulations, instructors are asked to report students who either never attend or stop attending class. This includes any online classes for which the student has never signed in via the web or has stopped participating. To accomplish this, faculty should assign a grade of "F" (or "NC" if applicable) with a reason of “Never Attended” or “Stopped Attending” as soon as it becomes evident that the student has never attended or stopped attending class. Failing grades assigned due to "Stopped Attending" will also require the submission of a Last Attend Date.
Instructors are required to select a reason for the F or NC grade. There are three possible reasons for grades of F or NC: