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Absence Memo Office

Absence Memo Office Location

Our Office: The Absence Memo Office, is the photo above, in the white house at Glebe and George Streets. 
Our Address is 67 George Street, Room 101, Charleston, SC., next to the Stern Student Center.

Accommodations for individuals with physical disabilities seeking access to our office
may be arranged by contacting 843.953.3390. 

Absence Memo Phone & Fax

Absence Memo Phone: 843.953.3390
Absence Memo Fax: 843.953.2290 

Absence Policies

Students are expected to attend all classes

  • Non-urgent/non-emergency situations (i.e. wedding, medical and/or counseling appointments, etc.) should be addressed by the student
    during times that do not interfere with the student’s course schedule, just as one would if s/he was seeking time off from an employer.
  • In the event that a student misses a class with a legitimate, documentable reason,
    • the student may bring documentation to the Absence Memo Office located at 67 George Street (between Stern Center and Glebe Street)
    • where the student may fill out a form with a schedule of missed class(es), dates missed, etc. 
  • A representative from the Absence Memo Office will notify the appropriate faculty by E-mail. 
  • Any missed assignments, class work, papers, tests, etc., are to be arranged between the professor and the student.
  • It is important to note that the professor of the missed class is the only individual who can authorize an excused absence.   

Temporary Injury Affecting Mobility or Use of Dominate Hand or Arm
Students who experience temporary injury affecting mobility or use of dominant hand or arm should refer to the Temporary Injury webpage at http://disabilityservices.cofc.edu/temp/index.php for information on assistance. 

Absence Forms

Confidentiality of Student Records 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to provide students with greater access to and control over information contained in their educational records, while at the same time prohibiting, in most circumstances, the release of any information contained in those educational records without express written consent of the student. This law guarantees privacy of student records, open access by students to their records, restricted release of information to specified authorities or others only with written consent, and procedures allowing students to challenge the contents of their records. The law also requires that an inventory of records be maintained denoting the location, content, and any official review of students' records and identifying the staff member in charge of records and/or reviews. Notice of this law must be provided annually to all students. Forms necessary for obtaining access to student records are provided by the Office of the Registrar