If a student does not attend by the second class meeting of a semester or summer session, and has not informed the office of registration and records of the intent to remain in the course, the instructor may initiate proceedings to drop the student from the class. (This is done during the first week of classes and only when space is needed for another student. A student cannot drop a course merely by not attending classes.) The student who is dropped by the instructor will be notified of such action by the office of registration and records. Individual faculty may drop a student from a course if the student has failed to attend 25% or more of the class meetings after the first two weeks of class (first week for summer). This does not absolve students from the responsibility to drop courses they chose to no longer attend. Students could be responsible for paying for part or all of the class.