Originally Posted by Rina_Marie
Wow, how great is that?! When I went to school, most of the professors took attendance, and if you missed a day without some written excuse (doctors note etc.) it was 5% off your FINAL grade! I brought a 3.5 average down to a 2.0 my second semester due to missed classes, alone!
See, most of my non-music classes took attendance, which sucked in the worst way, but my music CLASSES never take attendance. The only problems are that I like those classes AND there are usually no more than 10 -15 closely knit people in the class. So basically, they know when I take a "mental health day" without even asking!
My rehearsals, on the other hand, if I miss one without prior notification or being able to provide two professional references (like a doctor's note and hospital discharge papers, for instance), I automatically am dismissed from the class, get a failing grade AND can't graduate on time. Kind of hard-core.