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Missing my first day of class?

KWatson99KWatson99 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited January 2010 in College Life
So, I was supposed to have my first class on Monday, but I have mandatory training for a new job. This is the only time I can do the training, or not have the job. So I've decided to miss the first day of class, (it's only one class), to go to the training. Should I e-mail my professor about it? I'm not sure what to say in the e-mail.
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Replies to: Missing my first day of class?

  • justintsnjustintsn Registered User Posts: 375 Member
    Well that's better than my story. I missed my first day due to breaking my ankle. I ended up getting a scooter for the month :D
  • compactrunnercompactrunner Registered User Posts: 200 Junior Member
    Your professor won't really care that you weren't at class (in the way that some high school teachers might be peeved, or coaches for instant), but they will probably point you to an online syllabus or perhaps the reading/assignment for the next class.
  • siemprecuriosasiemprecuriosa Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    You should probably tell the professor, or the TA, or someone. At my college, if you're not there for the first day in certain classes, you can't take the course. You should make sure this isn't one of those cases, or, if it is, ask if they can make an exception for you.

    If you e-mail the professor, you can tell him/her exactly what you told us: that you have mandatory job training that can't be done any other time and that you can't have the job without. Just be honest and polite, and show enthusiasm for the course so the professor knows you aren't just trying to blow them off.
  • TwistedxKissTwistedxKiss Registered User Posts: 2,535 Senior Member
    At my school you get dropped from the course if you miss the first lecture. It might be worth it to shoot them an email.
  • cbr27cbr27 Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    ^^ What TwistedxKiss said, plus make sure the prof knows this won't be a weekly thing, that it's a one time deal that you need to miss class.
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