Skip to main content

Student Attendance HIC

HIC have set the minimum attendance percentage at 85%.

The Student Attendance Procedure has been developed as part of HIC’s commitment to provide a supportive learning environment which enables all students who have chosen to study with the College to achieve their full potential. If you drop below the 85% attendance figure you may be subject to the following consequences:

  1. You will be subject to the HIC Attendance Disciplinary Procedure:
  2. You will be placed on the Students in Jeopardy (SIJ) programme:
  3. You will be issued with a report card
  4. Your parents and agents will be informed of your poor attendance
  5. You may jeopardise your visa conditions and study in the UK
  6. You may jeopardise your progression to UH
  7. You may add extra cost to your studies for repeating a semester or modules
  8. You may add extra cost to your studies for another visa application due to progression change
  9. Termination of Study. The College may withdraw sponsorship of your visa!

Rules to follow to avoid poor attendance:


  • Attend all classes on time – if you are more than 10 minutes late to class you will be marked absent
  • Live locally in Hatfield to avoid public transport delays
  • Manage your time, attend all classes, know your assignment deadlines and complete your assignments on time
  • Keep your contact details up to date – we let you know about cancelled/rescheduled/postponed classes by SMS and Portal email
  • If you are unsure about your class or timetable, contact us or check the live timetable:
  • If you genuinely cannot attend a class due to sickness, you must inform HIC and where possible visit a doctor to provide us with any evidence
  • Check your Portal emails daily
  • You cannot leave the country during the semester without HIC authorisation
  • Make sure your alarm is working and has been set for the next day

Contact Us


Hertfordshire International College

Today 08:30 - 17:00
Closed for bank holidays Closed from 12:30pm on the 23rd December 2022 until 08:30am on the 3rd January 2023.
HIC Building (HIBT on older maps), College Lane

HIC Reception

Hertfordshire International College

Today 8:30 - 17:00
HIC, College Lane

Herts SU Advice and Support Centre

Hertfordshire Students' Union

Today 10:00 - 16:00
Our team aims to respond to e-mail queries within 2 working days or less. Pre-booking appointments (either online, via telephone or in-person) is advised.
Hertfordshire Students' Union, College Lane Campus