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Observance of Religious Holy Days

Section 51.911 of the Texas Education Code reads in part as follows:

"An institution of higher education shall allow a student who is absent from classes for the observance of a religious holy day to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time after the absence if, not later than the 15th day after the first day of the semester, the student notified the instructor of each class the student had scheduled on that date the student would be absent for a religious holy day."

The notification shall be in writing and shall be delivered by the student personally to the instructor of each class, with receipt of notification acknowledged and dated by the instructor or by certified mail, return receipt request, addressed to the instructor of each class.

A complete copy of the statute is available in the office of the dean and the office of the registrar.


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