Attendance Reporting
During the first and second weeks of class (prior to reporting our census and prior to financial aid dispersement) instructors need to report which students are attending and which students are not attending. Reporting is done through the fifth-week grad sheet in My Cat.

Instructions for Attendance Grading

  • Log in to My Cat with you 92 # and password
  • Choose the Personal Services tab
  • Switch to the Faculty and Advisor tab
  • Click on Fifth-Week Attendance Grades
  • Choose the correct term and class; your class roster will appear and there will be a drop-down box for your choice of grades.

To switch sections, return to the Faculty and Advisor (tab) and choose CRN Selection; your courses will appear in the drop-down box.

Options for Attendance Grades

The options are as follows:

Attendance Grades Allowed In My Cat



Used to


Attended during the first week

Indicate the student attended during the first week of class. (This grade should be changed to a 2ATD if the student attends during the second week of class.)


Attended during second week

Indicate the student attended during the second week of class. (Please do not use 1ATD to indicate initial attendance during the second week; use 2ATD instead.)


No Show

Indicate the student has not yet attended.  (Once an attendance grade of 1ATD or 2ATD has been recorded do not switch them back to an NS except to correct an error.)


No Show Drop

Use this grade if you want the student dropped! It is acceptable to initially grade a student NS and later switch them to an NSD as long as you do it before the NSD deadline; consider doing this if the student recently registered during drop/add. 
(See Drop for Non Attendance below for deadline.)


No Show Withdraw

Informational; use after the NSD deadline passes. (Use this if you want My Cat to display a message to the student indicating that they did not attend and that s/he should withdraw.)

DNM (new! Spring 2009)

Class Did Not Meet

Class did not meet; and/or there is no attendance grade to submit.

  • Attendance grades should be entered in as timely a fashion as possible, preferably the same day the class meets. These grades are immediately visible to students in My Cat.
  • Missing grades cannot be assumed as “attending.”
  • Regardless of the number of times a student attends during a week, they should be graded as attending for that week.
  • The NSD option is permitted in accordance with the institution’s Drop for Non-Attendance Policy.
  • By census day every student should have one of the second-week grades from the table above recorded on the fifth-week grade roster.
  • Reporting:
    • Supports “Early Alert”
    • Insures accurate census reporting
    • Paves the way for direct deposit of student financial aid
  • Attendance grades will be overwritten with fifth-week progress grades during the fifth week.

This attendance reporting requirement should not be confused with the Instructor’s Class Attendance Policy.


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