Due to federal financial aid regulations, the alignment of the planets and because people are generally untrustworthy, we are now an attendance taking institution. That means even though we are a college, we have to take and report attendance.
Then, of course, you get the ones who really aren't attending and are trying to come up with excuses and alternative facts to help their case, like the girl I overheard today. "Oh no, I have been attending, I just haven't gone to class lately."
The Fine Print: Stuff by Stampin' Up.