Class Absence Referral
Early Intervention Initiative
The Class Absence Referral early intervention is designed to promote student success and retention by identifying first-year students who may be experiencing academic, personal, or transitional difficulties indicated by not attending class. While class attendance is only one factor that contributes to student success, it is one that is easily identifiable and positively related to academic success.
Faculty members and instructors are encouraged to identify and refer students who have missed two or more classes during the first three weeks of the semester or who are at risk of failing a course due to excessive absences throughout the semester.
Students who have been referred are contacted, provided with information and guidance, and connected to appropriate campus resources that can support their success as a student at USC.