7 Legit Reasons to Skip Class

All college students know how important it is to attend class, but sometimes there are more productive ways to spend your time. If you let your professor know ahead of time and make up any missed work or notes, these reasons are the perfect excuses to play hooky.

Once in a lifetime speaker event on campus


Colleges and Universities work to provide their students with unique and enriching speaking engagements. Take advantage of them! Don’t be shy and let your professor know how beneficial this speaker will be to your learning.

To go on a job interview


When scheduling job interviews it’s best to be as flexible as possible, this means working around your busy class schedule. Any professor who wants their students to succeed will understand how important attending aa job interviews.

 To work an event for your internship


Internships sometimes require working during off hours. Getting out of class to fulfill your duties as an intern is a totally valid excuse, as long as it doesn’t happen too frequently.

There is an awesome networking event


Attending networking events are the most productive reasons to skip class. At a networking event you can make connections and even score yourself an internship or job opportunity.

 To go on an informational interview


When coordinating an informational interview, you have to work around your contact’s schedule. This sometimes means getting out of class to have an awesome informational interview.

 To attend an art exhibit


Culture is a huge part of learning. Let your professor know if there’s an art exhibit going on for a limited time and show them how you can turn it into an educational experience.

 To run an event for your student organization


If you’re a student leader you have to be fully dedicated to your club. That sometimes means cutting out of class to run an event. Your role as a student leader is will set you apart from your peers and give you real-world experience, so it’s important to take it seriously.

Here’s when it’s NOT okay to skip class:

You’re “too tired.”


Even if you’re not a coffee addict, there are plenty of ways to fuel up to get the energy you need to get to your class. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep (or scheduling your naps in a way that don’t take away from your studies), so you’re ready to kick butt in the classroom.

You’re not interested in the class.


So you’re not a math whiz, and maybe that English course is draining your soul. Don’t think of it as a total drag; try seeing it an opportunity to learn something different. Besides, if you’re enrolled in the course, you might as well get your money’s worth and get a good grade to show for it (or enlist a tutor if you’re seriously struggling).

You didn’t do the work.


Again, you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck by actually passing the class – and you can’t do that without doing your homework, and putting effort into assignments. It may be difficult to do for now, but it’ll all be worth it in the long run.

What other legit reasons do you have for skipping class? Let us know in the comments

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