Beginning of the Semester

Attendance Certification

Attendance certification is a requirement of the Department of Education for all higher education institutions providing federal financial aid funds to students.

  • On or before the 12th day of classes, all instructors are required to certify attendance on the XROP (Class Roster) screen in the eConnect system.
  • An instructor shall record a student as certified if:
    • The student was actually present on the class certification date; or
    • The student has attended class at least once prior to the class certification date.
    • The student has communicated with the instructor (email, telephone, office visit) about the course.
  • Class certification dates are displayed on the XROP screen in eConnect.
  • You will receive instructions on how to certify the attendance of student during the second week of classes.

Attendance Certification Information

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