Students may skip class for a variety of reasons that include disinterest in the class, rebellion, illness, tiredness or overcommitment to activities. If students do not like the subject being taught or feel they already know the course's content, then they may see no need to attend class. Students who find a class too difficult or who have too many extracurricular activities or work may also skip class.
Skipping class can have serious consequences. For example, high school students may have to complete community service or be suspended for missing too much school. College students who skip may miss out on important information for upcoming exams or may lose points for participation.