Academic Penalties

The following is a list of penalties that may be imposed upon any student found guilty of academic misconduct by the instructor, the Campus Division Chair, or Collegewide Division Chair for Distance Education, as appropriate.

  • Requirement to submit additional work or take additional examinations.
  • A lower or failing grade on the assignment or examination.
  • A lower or failing grade in the course.
  • Removal from class.

Possible Additional Penalties

The following is a list of penalties that may be imposed by the Collegewide Dean, in addition to those imposed by the instructor, the Campus Division Chair, or Collegewide Division Chair for Distance Education, as appropriate.

  • Reprimand: A written statement from the College expressing disapproval of conduct. This reprimand will be placed and retained with the student's permanent record.
  • Probation: The notice of probationary status will be placed and retained in the student's permanent record.
  • Suspension: Suspension from the College for a period of one year. Suspension will be required if the student has two instances of academic misconduct. The notice of suspension will be placed and retained in the student's permanent record. After a period of one year the student may apply for readmission to the College, but will remain on probation. Suspension from specific programs of study may be mandated on the first offense. Students should consult the policies of the program of study in which they are enrolled to determine the circumstances under which suspension can occur.
  • Dismissal: A permanent separation from the College. Students receiving this penalty are forever prohibited from readmission to the College. The notice of dismissal will be placed and retained in the student's permanent record.