First things first—get to class.
Attending the first class of any course is an essential building block for academic success.
Buffalo State has a policy that states, “Any student who is registered for a course must attend the first class. Failure to do so may permit the instructor to open the space to another students.” This policy applies to students on the wait list as well.
Why is the first class so important?
During your first class, you’ll get a feel for the instructor and you will be given a syllabus—the document that lays out what you are expected to learn in the course, what you will be studying, how you will be graded, required books and reading assignments, and more. There isn’t a uniform attendance policy set by the college. Attendance regulations are established by each instructor and will be distributed at the beginning of each semester.
Dropping and adding courses
If you need to drop a course, you have the option of adding a different one, provided there are seats available. This option is only available to you during the first week of school. All drop and add takes place online through our Banner system. It’s a good idea to speak with your adviser or the course instructor before dropping and adding courses. There's more information on registration in the Banner Student Registration Guide (PDF, 156 KB).