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I agree, I know how it is to catch a bus everywhere , and unfortunately your running on the bus systems time and not yours. I would commit to finding a class that suits your schedule because I know first hand that it can be very stressful trying to make it on time , and cutting it real close. This should be exciting since your studying for your dream job ! Don't stress yourself out
I agree. I have had professors who lock the door once the lecture starts. I've had professors who have had attendance policies that say if you miss class unexcused even one time, you fail. It might seem harsh, but that's reality of university. If you knew you were going to be late every day because of transportation, you shouldn't have registered for the class.
I have to say I'm pretty shocked at all the comments suggesting this is a common rule in most colleges (American colleges I presume). It seems unnecessarily strict to me. In Australia the fact that lecturers don't care if you arrive 5 minutes before the lectures over is the difference between university and highschool. It's why so many students flunk their first year - the lecturers never get on your back and threaten to fail you for anything. Whether or not you fail is up to whether or not you put in the work and get high marks on your assignments and exams. Only tutorials (small classes that discuss the content of the lectures) take attendance, and even then teachers say you can arrive up to half an hour late before they mark you absent - it's more about how much you contribute to the class that matters, just being there and daydreaming doesn't count. You can skip every single lecture here and still pass - although you'd obviously get a higher chance of passing if you attended, but again it's your money and it's up to you if you want to use the college's services to better your chances. For some reason I expected America - 'THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY!!' - to be even MORE lenient. Derp.
SneezyBear, that's how my college is. They're all different. It also depends on what major you're in though; for someone like me, whose courses are mostly large lectures with over 100 people, the professor won't even know if you aren't there, but someone in small humanities classes may have a stricter attendance policy.
I have had professors that make part of your grade based on attendance, although I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed to do that. Some professors will make exceptions for you if you talk to them about having to take the bus. Some professors are just really strict and won't allow it. I think it depends on what kind of professor you have.
I'm a highschool student and I'm a student at a university here also I misses the final exam for a class as well as several classes unexcused mainly I couldn't get there that day and time and I passed the class because my professor drove to my school handed my exam to my counselor and asked me to take it in her presence then send it to his office. some teachers are lenient as was this one
Tell our professor that it takes long to get to school even on the early bus. Maybe if you have a car drive it. If not, try to save up for one.
Yes but you're not paying your boss to go to work. You're paying the university to go take classes there. At a job you have several other people counting on you to be there on time. In a class the only time your classmates need you to be on time is when you have a group project.
Adding to 2's comment: If OP can't afford a car, why not make friends in that class and offer to pay for the gas if one of them picks you up? You'd both be on time, you won't spend money on a bus, and won't have to get up at 5 am (hopefully!). If there's a will, there's a way.
Maybe you should invest in a car. That way you can leave earlier.
Fuck him. Surely there are other professors that teach the same shit.. Take one of them. Or plan your schedule out better..
Consider getting a car or carpooling. Maybe even a bike and just leave earlier in the morning. Gotta make some sacrifices.
You should and get a different professor. He's obviously an asshole.