Students missing an occasional class for unverifiable illness or personal circumstances do not require written documentation or verification from the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support. In these circumstances, it is the student's responsibility to submit the absence through the Rutgers Self-Reporting Absence website, which automatically generates email notification to the instructor.

Reporting an absence does not automatically "excuse" missed work. It notifies instructors, a courtesy that provides an opportunity for students to contact instructors about missed work. In addition to reporting an absence through the online system, students are encouraged to contact their instructor directly. It is up to the instructor to determine options for allowing the submission or missing or late work.

For extended absences, or when multiple assignments or academic requirements have been missed, instructors may request verification. Students may request an Absence and Verification Notice or attend Virtual Drop In Hours with the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support. For more information, visit  

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