Absenteeism and Expulsion

Attendance Policy

Attendance is a condition of your student visa. If you do not attend your classes, you may lose your permission to study and work in Ireland.
All students are required to maintain a minimum attendance rate of 85%. If your attendance falls below this requirement, disciplinary action will be taken, which may result in your having your enrolment terminated.

  • If attendance falls below 85%, you will receive a verbal warning from the Director of Studies, followed by a confirmation letter./li>
  • If attendance falls below 80%, or fails to improve after the first warning, or falls below 85% a second time, you will receive a written warning.
  • If attendance falls below 70%,  or fails to improve after the second warning, or falls below 85% a third time, you will receive a final written warning
  • If attendance does not improve following this final warning, you may be expelled unless you can show a valid reason for non-attendance.

We are required to inform GNIB of any student who misses 25% of their classes in the first 6 weeks of their course.
In case of expulsion, notification will be sent to the GNIB. This may affect your permission to live and study in Ireland.
Students may appeal an expulsion by contacting us within 5 days with any documentation justifying their absence or proving extenuating circumstances. Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the management.