How do I manage my attendance the first two weeks of class?

As a faculty member at SLCC you will soon realize your attendance roll prior to classes starting may look much different a week to ten days later. Here are some helpful hints to remember:

Viewing Your Class List(s)

You can view your class list two ways: through Canvas, or through MySLCC.

Viewing your class list in Canvas tutorial

Viewing your class list in MySLCC via the Faculty Tab

View Class Lists or Faculty Schedule:

  1. Select type of Class List or Faculty Schedule from Services for Faculty menu.
  2. Select the term and Submit.
  3. Select the desired class from the drop-down box and Submit.
  4. The class list or faculty schedule will be displayed.
  5. To perform another transaction, click menu item at the bottom of the screen or Close this Window to exit.

Add Period

All registration adds must be completed within the seven business-day Add Period using the registration portal. It is the responsibility of the student to add classes and add waitlist seating through the SLCC student portal.

Administrative Drop for Non-Attendance

During the designated drop period, it is the responsibility of the student to drop their classes that they do not attend; however in cases where students do not drop and are still officially registered, faculty are strongly encouraged to administratively drop students for nonattendance.  Dropping students for nonattendance will open class seats for other students during the add/waitlist period and also avoid the faculty decision to grant a failing grade at the end of the semester for students who never attend.  Students who never attend class and receive a failing grade experience stern financial and academic consequences, which in some cases continue to affect students for many years. The College Registrar and Financial Aid Director recommend students be dropped for non-attendance.

Students who do not attend class or do not contact the class Instructor by the second class meeting (or first class meeting for classes that meet once per week) may be administratively dropped by the Instructor.  For online classes, students who do not log in within the first five days or who do not complete required coursework during that time may be administratively dropped by the Instructor.

Online Administrative drop process is available on Faculty Portal through the published DROP deadline.

  1. Select Registration Add/Drop from the Services for Faculty menu.
  2. Select the term and Submit.
  3. Enter the Student ID (use capital "S") or name of the student you are dropping.
  4. Check the name to make sure you have the correct student. If correct, click Submit. If not, click the Back button and re-enter the Student ID.
  5. Under the student's Current Schedule, select Drop/Web on the drop-down menu next to the class you intend to drop, and click Submit Changes.
  6. The dropped class should no longer appear on the student's schedule.
  7. To perform another transaction, click menu item at the bottom of the screen or Close this Window to exit.

For the student who has a Hold on the student record and needs to be administrative dropped for non-attendance, email with the student name, Student ID, class course, section and CRN.  Email subject:  Admin Drop for Non-Attendance – Student Record Hold.  The request must be sent during the Drop Period in the current semester.

Waitlist Function

The waitlist option is available for most courses filled to capacity. Waitlist caps are set at 20% of class capacity. Faculty may view their course section waitlists through the MySLCC Faculty Tab and may communicate with the waitlisted students through email. As long as the waitlist is operating, students outside of the waitlist cannot enroll in a course. Allow the waitlist function to operate as intended. The waitlist provides an instrument that allows students to register in an equitable registration process. The waitlist is available through the seven business-day Add Period.


  • Students registering for a closed class will be offered the opportunity to be put on a Waitlist.
  • Students on the waitlist are not officially registered in the class.
  • When a registered student drops a seat in a closed class, the waitlisted student will be notified by SLCC email.
  • Once notified by email that a seat is available, the waitlisted student has 24 hours to register for the course.
  • If registration is not finalized within the 24 hour period, the student is dropped from the waitlist. The next waitlisted student is notified by email that a seat is available.
  • Students are offered an open seat based on their waitlist position.

Faculty may email the waitlisted students individually by clicking the email icon on the right side of the screen. The email option allows faculty to communicate pertinent information to waitlisted students. Waitlisted students will attend the first day of class to receive further instruction from the faculty member. Faculty members will determine if the waitlisted students will continue to attend.

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