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Course rules and procedures

Course rules and procedure

UC3M's Hispanic Studies Rules and Procedures


1) Excused absences:

Shall be considered excused absences exclusively those due to the following reasons:

  • Illness or medical visit. Requires an official medical certificate or equivalent with the coordinator's approval.
  • Exams. Absence from exams. Requires only official documentary proof.
  • Unavoidable administrative formalities (obtaining or renewing official documents, appointments in Public Administrations, etc.) Requires official proof of the appointment.
  • Programmed study trips. Requires prior communication from the Hispanic Studies program coordinator.

The program coordinators must send proof of these absences to Leonor Prado who in turn will communicate the justification of the absence to the professors of the subjects involved. This will be the only valid communication with the professors in order to consider an absence as justified. The communications that, if any, may be made by the students themselves or their programs with the professors will not have any validity in this regard.

2) Unexcused absences: Unexcused absences are all those not included in the previous section.

  • The first unexcused absence is not counted. 
  • Students will see their final grade for the course reduced by 0.3 points if they have a second unexcused absence.
  • If a third unexcused absence occurs, the reduction in the final grade will be 0.5 points.
  • The fourth unexcused absence of a student in a subject will result in the final grade of Failure, although the student may continue attending class if he/she wishes to do so.

Those professors who detect a case of students with three unexcused absences must inform the Coordinator of Hispanic Studies at UC3M, Leonor Prado who in turn will inform the coordinator of the corresponding program.