Drop Roster

The Drop Roster lists the names and identification numbers of all students who are officially enrolled in the course. The student's name on the report is an authorization to be in the class. The rosters should be checked carefully. Students whose names are not on the roster should provide proof of enrollment.

Regular attendance in class and laboratory sessions is an obligation assumed by every student at the time of registration. Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory progress. Any student who fails to attend any class session during the first three sessions of the class at the beginning of a term may be dropped from that class unless the student has advised and obtained an absence approval from the faculty member.

Instructions for Use of Drop Roster

The Drop Roster in MyDelta can be submitted multiple times beginning with the first day of the term through the final day to drop with a "W" notation on the transcript. The date the student is dropped from the roster will be the date reflected on the student's record as the date the course was dropped. 

How to Drop in MyDelta

Mandatory Requirements

The Drop Roster must be used to drop all NO Show and Excessive Absenteeism students by the last business day before the course census date.

"No Show" students, per Title 5 (58004), must be dropped no later than the last day before census. Instructors must use the drop roster to drop all "No Show" students or those who are no longer attending class and meet the requirements for "Excess Absenteeism" as defined by Board Policy 5075.

Full-Term Classes

On or before the last business day before the course census date, a faculty member shall mandatorily drop a student who has been identified as a no show or is no longer participating in the course, except if there are extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accident, illness, and other circumstances beyond the control of the student. Non-participation is defined as excessive unexcused absences. Excessive absenteeism is defined as one more absence than the number of times the class meets per week.

Summer, Short-Term, Positive Attendance, or Irregularly Scheduled Classes

A student enrolled in a course, other than the standard semester in length, may be dropped if the student is absent for more than 10% of the total class meetings, providing the withdrawal deadline for the class has not passed.

Last Date of Attendance

When dropping a student for excess absenteeism, the professor must provide the last date of attendance. Effective July 2011, the U.S. Department of Education has defined "Last Date of Attendance" as: an academically-related activity that is documented. For online courses, an "academically-related activity" includes, but it not limited to: a quiz, test, or assignment submissions; meaningful participation in an online discussion, or student initiation of contact with the instructor to ask a course-related question via email or chat.

Voluntary Use

Instructors are strongly encouraged to drop students whose absences become excessive. A student absent for any reason, for more than the number of times the class meets per week, may be dropped from the class for excess absenteeism providing the withdrawal deadline for the semester/term has not passed.

Students may be dropped using the Drop Roster in MyDelta throughout the course of the semester or intersession up until the last day to drop with a "W" notation on the academic transcript.