Attendance Notification Policy

New York Institute of Technology recognizes that the current pandemic situation complicates face-to-face attendance for many students. We value the way that being physically present in the same space promotes dynamic interactions and community building. As such, we are making these opportunities available as much as possible. To minimize risk of COVID transmission, New York Tech has modified classroom arrangements, and instructors are modifying their modes of instruction to make the best and safest use of space while also utilizing technology-based modes of instruction that have been shown to meet our learning objectives. Course materials, activities, and assessments will be delivered such that students who cannot come to campus for quarantine, health, or other reasons can still participate fully. The New York Tech policy for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 is that students will not be penalized for not being physically present in a classroom.* Students who opt to participate fully in remote instruction must notify their professor(s) via email.

*Please note:

  • This Attendance Notification Policy does not apply to students enrolled in the School of Health Professions. Those students must adhere to the attendance guidelines as set forth by the Dean of the School of Health Professions. Please email Tara Piechowiak, Executive Assistant, School of Health Professions, at for further information.
  • International students must stay in compliance with all visa requirements regarding class attendance. For assistance or further information, please contact the Office of International and Experiential Education at