Know the penalties

What are the penalties for academic misconduct?

The potential consequences are described in UFV's Academic Misconduct Policy (70) and range from moderate to severe:

  • Written reprimand
  • Required Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Score of zero on the assignment, exam, online posting, artwork, presentation, paper, project, or submission
  • Grade reduction or no credit for the course
  • Suspension from university
  • Revocation of an award
  • Revocation of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other academic credential
  • Denial of admission or readmission to the university, and forfeiture of university awards or financial assistance
  • Recommendation to the President to expel the student from the university

In determining the severity of the penalty for academic misconduct, the Dean or designate takes into consideration any other instances of academic or non-academic misconducts.

What if I have more than one instance of academic misconduct?

The department head and/or dean or designate shall take into consideration any other instances of academic misconducts in determining the severity of the penalty.

How do penalties affect my courses and fees?

All penalties for academic misconduct are recorded with the Academic Integrity office.

No fees are refunded if you are required to withdraw or lose credit for any class taken, or if you are suspended or dismissed from any class or program as a result of a penalty for academic misconduct.

Course withdrawal
You are not permitted to withdraw from a course to avoid incurring the penalty for academic misconduct.

Transfer credit
If you are under suspension from the university you cannot receive transfer credit for courses taken in that time period at other institutions.

How does my academic misconduct affect my academic career at UFV?

The academic misconduct is not noted on a student’s transcript and does not affect your academic standing. The names of the registrants are only released to heads or instructors who are handling a case of academic misconduct and checking to see if a previous entry exists for a student. Occasionally we are also asked by senior administration to check on student award recipients or speakers at convocation to ensure they are in good standing. For more questions related to your academic standing, visit Academic Standing FAQs.

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