Absences Related to Injury or Illness

This page is maintained by Student Affairs for the convenience of students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University at Galveston. It is does not replace or supersede the Texas A&M University at Galveston University Student Rules.

In accordance with the recently approved TAMUG Student Attendance Rule, an injury or illness that is too severe or contagious for the student to attend class will need to be documented.

For an injury or illness of three or more days, a student may be asked to provide a class excuse completed by a medical professional.

For injury or illness that requires a student to be absent from classes for three or more university business days, the student should obtain a medical confirmation note (class excuse) from his or her medical provider. The contracted health service or other off-campus medical professional can provide a medical confirmation note only if medical professionals are involved in the medical care of the student.

Utilization of the contracted health service does not guarantee that a class excuse will be given. Each patient is given a receipt upon payment for services; however, this is not a class excuse and is solely for insurance purposes should the student choose to file a claim. Students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors if they are going to miss class for any reason.

For an injury or illness less than three days, a student may be asked to complete the Explanatory Statement for Absence from Class form.

A faculty member and/or academic department can request confirmation of the injury or illness by having students complete the Explanatory Statement for Absence from Class.

The student will initiate this process by printing and completing the form. The form must be printed and signed. Submission of the form does not guarantee an excused absence. The choice to excuse or not excuse the absence is left to the discretion of the faculty member or academic department.

An absence for a non acute medical service does not constitute an excused absence.