No Show

At the start of each semester, students who do not participate in an academically related activity within the first week of school must be identified as a ‘No Show’.  This ensures that the University is in compliance with Title IV regulations regarding verification of students’ initial attendance in post-secondary coursework.

Students who are identified as a ‘No Show’ will be notified of their status via their UH email account and will be administratively dropped from the course.  Students will also be able to view their status in STAR.

However, there are serious financial aid implications for students who are receiving financial aid. Students who are identified as ‘No Shows’ may have their financial aid adjusted and be required to repay portions of their award.

How do I report a No Show?

  • Access the “Final Grading” link on MyUH Services
  • Select the class
  • Check the No Show box to identify a student as a No Show

I reported a student as a ‘No Show’; the student is now attending my class.

  • Access the “Final Grading” link on MyUH Services
  • Select the class
  • Uncheck the No Show box to verify that the student has participated.

Do I need to keep documentation?

  • The institution is required to respond to inquiries from the United States Department of Education. As an instructor, you may be asked for documentation of a student’s non-participation for a period of up to three prior years.

What is an academically related activity?

Academic related activity, includes but is not limited to:

  • Physical attendance in a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
  • Submission of an academic assignment
  • Taking a quiz or exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
  • Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution;
  • Participation in an online discussion about academic matters; and
  • Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course

What is not considered an academically related activity?

Non-academic related activity, includes but is not limited to:

  • Living in University housing
  • Participating in the University’s meal plan
  • Logging into an online class without active participation
  • Participating in academic counseling or advisement

To learn more about the ‘No Show’ policy, please visit the Participation Verification for Faculty page.