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Notice: “Never Attended (NA)” has changed for the Fall 2022 semester

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Never attended designation updated for fall semester.

Effective Thursday, August 25, a new procedural change regarding the “Never Attended (NA)” designation will be in place.

Because student success depends on regular class attendance and active engagement, HFC requires students to actively participate in learning.

Specific requirements to avoid NA designation

To avoid the NA designation, students will need to demonstrate active engagement and participation as their learning begins each semester. This includes each student completing at least one of the following actions, prior to the published NA deadline:

  • For face-to-face courses: Attend at least one full class session.
  • For Live Without the Drive (LWD) and synchronous hybrid courses: Attend one full class session (which can require on-camera presence at the instructor's discretion) or complete one specified online assignment determined by the instructor.
  • For asynchronous online or hybrid courses: Complete one specified online assignment determined by the instructor.

Students who do not meet the specific requirements for their course modality will be designated as NA at the published NA deadline each semester.

Support and gratitude for instructors

The Academic Services team will modify the language that appears on all official HFC syllabi in Concourse as well as on all Moodle course sites. Thank you for making similar adjustments to any relevant course documents that you share with your students. Many thanks also to members of the Academic Council, Senate leadership, the Registrar’s Office, and Financial Aid for their collaborative efforts in simplifying and clarifying this procedure while ensuring that HFC remains in compliance with federal policy and standards.

For questions or more information, contact Dr. Michael Nealon at