Students are expected to attend scheduled classes at the scheduled starting time and to continue as scheduled throughout the day. If a student will be late to class or absent from school it is their responsibility to telephone the MTI College of Stockton as it would be necessary to inform an employer.

Absences and tardiness are a disruption of a good learning environment. Attendance is recorded. Absences of three consecutive or five non-consecutive days without legitimate reason within one month are considered excessive. Students with excessive unexcused absences in one month can be placed on probation for a period of one month. Any unexcused absences and/or tardiness during probation could cause termination of a student's training program. Students should arrange with the instructor for make-up work for classes missed: however, absences will remain on the record. Veterans receiving veteran's benefits have to maintain 80% minimum attendance. If during the probationary month attendance does not improve to the required minimum, VA benefits will be discontinued.

In the event a student will be absent from school for an accumulative period of time they can request a leave of absence from the Director and/or Associate Director.

A student may be granted more than one leave of absence in the event unforeseen circumstances arise, such as medical reasons affecting the student or a member of the student's immediate family, military service requirements, or jury duty, provided that the combined leaves of absence do not exceed 180 days within the 12-month period. The school must have a leave of absence request signed by the student on leave.

A student will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from school if they fail to return to school after the expiration of an approved leave of absence. The student's status will then be a drop from school and the schools repayment policy will become effective.