New England College of Optometry 2014-2013 Catalog
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Academic Policies

Absence Due to Religious Observance

In general, the College does not observe religious holidays.

Each student, upon notifying his/her instructor of record, lab instructor, clinical preceptor and clinical director at least 45 days in advance, shall be excused from class, lab or clinical assignment to observe a religious holiday of his/her faith. 

While the student will be held responsible for the material covered in his/her absence, each student shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to make up any work missed.  No test, quiz, major class event, or major College event will be scheduled on a major religious holiday.  Faculty and administration shall in no way penalize a student who is absent from academic or clinical activities because of religious observances.