What is verification of participation?
Verification of participation is a process whereby instructional faculty report to the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid whether they have students enrolled in their classes who are not engaged with the course. Engaging or “participating” in the course can be determined in different ways, as indicated below. For students who are receiving Federal Title IV funds, there has to be evidence of participation in courses.
How does Georgia Tech verify participation?
Verification of Participation is performed at the beginning of each academic term. Professors use the grade reporting system to confirm students’ participation.
What constitutes “participation” in a class?
Participation in class can be indicated in various ways. As instructional faculty are reporting their findings at the beginning of each term, the following examples might be helpful.
* Attending the class
* Handing in homework
* Taking a quiz or exam
* Posting information or accessing information on a website
* Posting blog entries or comments in a chat room
* Participation in group projects
* Any other activity that demonstrates engagement in the course
What happens if a student does not participate in class?
Active participation in classes is a requirement for continued eligibility for financial aid. Eligibility will be recalculated based on confirmed participation. For question about this requirement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last reviewed/updated 06/29/16