CAES expects students to attend 100% of classes (including the add/drop period). 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave. Students who do not meet the 80% attendance requirement for medical reasons should provide a medical certificate to the teacher. Those who fail to do so may be required to repeat the course at the discretion of the programme coordinator even if they have completed all the assessments of the course.
Students may risk failing the course if they miss a substantial proportion of the course without providing any legitimate reason or proof for their absence.
Students also have the responsibility to contact their teacher before the commencement of the course if they know in advance they have problems meeting the 80% attendance requirement. Examples of such cases include students who are pending faculty’s approval for their application for leave of absence. It is very important for the programme coordinator and/or the teacher concerned to be informed about this ahead of time so that they can make appropriate arrangements for these students.
If students have any special needs or circumstances that may affect their attendance or ability to complete course assignments on time, they are strongly encouraged to seek professional advice from HKU-CEDARS (https://www.cedars.hku.hk/).