In the event of illness, personal emergency, personal incapacitation, or other exceptional problem of a serious nature that causes a student to be absent from a session requiring mandatory attendance, a student must notify one of the following: CPDG Dean's Office, CPDG department head, or course director. To be excused from an APPE, the student must notify his/her preceptor, in addition to the OEE. Assuming that there is a legitimate reason for a student's absence, the CPDG Dean's Office will contact by telephone or email the course directors of the courses in which the student will miss an examination, quiz, or graded assignment, or will send an e-mail to all appropriate course directors that confirms in writing that the student will be absent, the reason for the absence, the courses from which the student will be absent, and the date(s) of the student's absence. This will be done as soon as possible (within 24 hours) after the student has notified CPDG. If a student fails to follow this procedure, the student is held responsible for satisfying the official University procedure for obtaining an excused absence. The latter procedure is more stringent than the College policy. Unexcused absences may result in course failure.