Graduate Policies


Attendance is expected in all classes for which a student is registered. The instructor, in conjunction with the academic program/department, determines attendance requirements for each course. These requirements along with the objectives and the anticipated outcomes of the course shall be clearly outlined by the instructor at the beginning of each course.

A student who is not on the official class roster (signaling they are not registered for the course) cannot attend or participate in the class, regardless if the student is taking the course for credit or audit. Any student who is not on the class roster has until the listed deadline on the academic calendar to “add a class” to register. Students cannot attend a class while attempting to resolve the issue that is preventing registration.

A student who is non-compliant with the Flu Vaccination Policy may not attend class or clinical rotations.

Additionally, students who are non-compliant with pre-matriculation or annual maintenance requirements are prohibited from participating in clinical rotations and may be prohibited from attending class.

Advisory Statement re: Course and Clinical Attendance for Academic Year 2022-23

Updated: 12/21/22

Students who have any symptoms that are associated with infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, cold, flu or viral infection) should not attend in-person classes, clinical experiences or other activities that put them in close contact with other students, faculty, staff or patients. These symptoms can include but are not limited to sneezing, coughing, fever, gastrointestinal pain, and diarrhea. Students with these types of symptoms should contact the following numbers before participating in any classroom, clinical, lab, or studio sessions, or any activities in which other students, faculty, staff or patients are present:

  • East Falls, Voorhees, JIB and Bucks County campus students should call Student Health Services in East Falls at 215-951-2986.
  • Center City and Abington-Dixon campus students should call JOHN in Center City at 215-955-6835.
  • If outside of business hours, call your primary care physician or use JeffConnect, Jefferson’s telehealth service, which can be used by Jefferson students free of charge.

Students who have the above symptoms are responsible for notifying their instructors, program or college using the usual mechanisms before missing any scheduled course/clinical education activity, for staying current with course/clinical requirements, and for complying with any other course/clinical attendance policies. Students may be asked to provide documentation that they are under the care of a medical provider (without disclosure of any medical condition).