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Community Colleges of Spokane will grant reasonable accommodation so that grades are not adversely impacted for students who are absent for reasons of faith or conscience, or for an organized activity under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization. Such absences must be requested in writing on the Class Absence Request form within the first two weeks of the beginning of the course start. There are no additional fees associated with this request.

Examples of religious accommodations may include: rescheduling of an exam or giving a make-up exam for the student in question; altering the time of a student’s presentation; allowing extra-credit assignments to substitute for missed class work or arranging for an increased flexibility in assignment due dates; and releasing a graduate assistant from teaching or research responsibilities on a given day.

The student is solely responsible for ensuring documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence. If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.

Students who have concerns about approval or a grade impact may utilize the Student Concerns Process or the Grade Appeal Process in cases impacting a final grade: