Attendance and Participation Policy
All BA/MD students are expected to attend/complete the following:
- Read/reply to emails and utilize BA/MD calendar
You are responsible for reading, and replying, if necessary, to all emails sent from faculty and staff of the BA/MD program. You are also responsible for meeting deadlines outlined via email. Please note that you will only be notified via email of an upcoming event, deadline, task, etc. ONCE. All is posted on the BA/MD calendar; therefore you should use the BA/MD calendar as a resource.
- Meet Financial Aid/Scholarship deadlines
You are responsible for adhering to outlined financial aid/scholarship deadlines. (i.e. FAFSA applications completed by March 1st, submitted “estimated scholarships form” by first day of fall classes, etc.)
- BA/MD paper/online evaluations by given deadline
You must complete all BA/MD paper and online evaluations by outlined deadline. If necessary, extensions will be granted by Directors on an individual basis.
- Semester advisement meeting
It is your responsibility to arrange all advisement meetings. If meeting is missed or cancelled, you must arrange a new meeting.
- Meet registration deadlines
You must register within 24 hours of your scheduled day. If not, you must communicate with the advisors why you cannot. This severely affects the advisors communication with departments and the availability of reserved seats. You must also register for the assigned BA/MD sections of courses. If you want to register for an alternate section(s), you must communicate this to the advisors BEFORE your registration deadline.
- Mentoring meetings/trainings
You must attend all mentor meetings and/or trainings. If not, you are responsible for following up with the Mentoring Program Director for missed material, instruction, and/or mentor/mentee follow ups. This includes class conflicts with meetings/trainings.
- Mentor/mentee meetings per semester
You will be evaluated as a mentor and mentee, meeting the number requirement of meetings, quality of relationship and/or expectations, etc. You will also be expected to evaluate your mentor and mentee.
- Class attendance
You are expected to attend all classes.
- Loboweb training
You must attend the scheduled training on scheduled day/time. If not, you are responsible for arranging make up appointment with advisors.
- Graduation Workshop
You must attend scheduled workshop on scheduled day/time. If not, you are responsible for arranging make up appointment with advisors.
- MCAT Prep course
You must attend all Kaplan MCAT classes and practice exams with only two exceptions for any reason. You are responsible for making up missed classes and/or exams by attending another Kaplan MCAT course class, online, or individually with Kaplan instructor. You are also required to complete the required homework online each week.
All attendance/completion violations will be reported to the BA/MD Directors and the Committee on Curriculum and Student Progress (CCSP). It will be reported as “unprofessional behavior” in the student’s file. Violations may affect the students status in the program and/or future requests of such as, but limited to; curriculum petitions, study abroad experiences and/or expense coverage, Leave of Absence petitions, early graduation, and transitioning to the UNM SOM.
** Please note that this is not a complete list of all BA/MD program due to ongoing changes in the program. This list serves as an example only.