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Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty is prohibited in the City University of New York and is punishable by penalties ranging from a grade of “F” on a given test, research paper or assignment, to an “F” in the course, or suspension or expulsion from the College.

Academic Dishonesty includes:

  • CHEATING — the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise.
  • PLAGIARISM — the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. Learning what plagiarism is can help you avoid it. Learning how to do academic research and how to properly cite your sources can help you even more. See our Plagiarism Prevention Guide to learn more.
  • INTERNET PLAGIARISM — plagiarism that includes the submitting of downloaded term papers or parts of term papers as a student’s own work, paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source, as well as other forms of “cutting and pasting.”
  • OBTAINING UNFAIR ADVANTAGE — any activity that intentionally or unintentionally gives a student an unfair academic advantage over other students.
  • FALSIFICATION OF RECORDS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS  — also includes forging signatures or authorization
  • MISCONDUCT ON INTERNSHIPS — behavior inappropriate to a professional setting or in violation of the rules established by either the College or the internship site.

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