Excused Absence for Military Service Policy

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Instruction and Student Support
1B SBCCC 500.1

 As directed by 1B SBCCC 500.1, Carteret Community College allows an excused absence to “any student who is in the United States Armed Forces who has received temporary or permanent re-assignment as a result of military operations and to any student who is a National Guard service member placed onto State active duty status during an academic term for the period of time the student is on active duty.”

Students who submit documentation of the above-referenced service have the following options, to the extent they are feasible and appropriate: 

  • Make up work or tests missed during the excused absence;
  • Continue the class through online participation;
  • Receive a temporary grade of "incomplete” as long as the student can complete course requirements by the Grades Due date of the subsequent semester to avoid a final grade of F;
  • Withdraw from the course without financial penalty, in accordance with 1E SBCCC 900.