Attendance Requirements

Class participation is essential to success no matter the course format or its delivery.

Attendance requirements vary. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain what each instructor requires. If a student will be absent for any reason (e.g., illness, religious beliefs, or jury duty), it is his or her responsibility to inform the instructor and to abide by the attendance requirements as explained in the course syllabus. Unexplained absence from class or failure to meet a course deadline may seriously affect the student’s academic progress and may result in a final grade of F.

"I Am Here" (IAH) Process

After course registration, students are required to verify their intent to enroll in College of Professional Studies class(es) through their myNEU account during the first week of each class start. This verification process is called "I Am Here" (IAH). Students who fail to complete this process on time will be dropped from the class(es), which may impact their financial aid or international student visa eligibility.

Students are responsible for ensuring completion of the IAH process, which requires that they do not log out of the system early. Students who do not receive a “Successful Completion” message have not reached the end of the procedure and must start again. Sometimes it may take 24 hours before students can restart the procedure.

Students registering for the first time after the start of classes will be considered “Here” for the semester.

Students who experience difficulty with the process or have questions should email the Office of the Registrar.


Nonattendance does not constitute official course dropping or withdrawal, which means the student is fully responsible for the academic and financial consequences.

A student who registers for a course and completes the IAH process but does not officially drop the course by the deadline, regardless of his or her level of participation or attendance/nonattendance, is responsible for paying 100 percent of the tuition charges and applicable fees and the final earned grade. A student in this situation may earn an F grade that will be part of his or her permanent academic record.

Like all grades for courses attempted and/or completed, a grade earned due to nonattendance impacts a student’s academic progression, an international student’s visa eligibility, and a federal financial aid recipient’s aid eligibility and award.