Academic credit for a course requires regular class attendance, whether or not this is stated in the syllabus, and is not just a matter of completing the assignments. For classroom-based clases, attendance means being present in the class for the entire scheduled class meeting, not just some part of it. In the event of absence for any reason, you are responsible for any information or class content missed. The professor may require additional work to make up for an absence. If you are absent from a significant portion of the course or if you are frequently late for class meetings, even due to extenuating circumstances, this may result in a lower grade or even a failing grade for the course, even if you qualify otherwise for an Incomplete. For online classes, attendance means engaging the class on at least a weekly basis, submitting assignments on time, and especially keeping current with participation in weekly class forums. You cannot pass an online class if you have not participated in a significant portion of the required online interaction, nor is an Incomplete possible. You cannot complete online interaction once the class has moved on or is no longer in session.