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Penalties for Academic Offences

Offence

Penalty

Transcript Notation

Error in citation, misjudgement in applying citation 1

Reduction of marks appropriate to the citation. No report filed

None

First offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating

0 in paper to F* in course depending on the seriousness of the offence (sentences/paragraphs vs. significant portion to full text)

Notation dependent on penalty. If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence

Second offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating

F or F* in course depending on seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type)

If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence

Third offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating

F* to partial or complete loss of credit for academic calendar year2

F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence. If loss of credit, transcript indicates loss of credit due to academic offence

Fourth offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating

Suspension or expulsion

Transcript indicates academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence

First offence of cheating related to an assignment, writing a test, midterm or final exam

0 on assignment or test to F* in course depending on the seriousness of the offence

If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence

Second offence of cheating related to an assignment, during the writing of a test, midterm or final exam

0 on assignment or test to F* in course and suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type)

If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence. Academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence

Assisting in any offence by knowingly providing the information by any means

F or F* in course depending on seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type)

If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence

Unknowingly contributing to the above is not considered an academic offence

  

Arranging for an imposter to write a test, midterm or final exam

Loss of credit for the academic calendar year and suspension or expulsion

Transcript indicates loss of credit due to academic offence or academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence

Misrepresentation in academic work

0 to F* depending on seriousness and number of previous offences

If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence

Fraud, omission or misrepresentation of information in the application process to the university (for example, presentation of fraudulent credentials including those purchased from "credential providers", omission of previous post-secondary institution attended, fraudulent letters of reference or information presented on résumés)

Denial of admission to the university, expulsion if the offence is detected after admission or revocation of degree, diploma or certificate

Academic expulsion due to academic offence. Transcript notation of date of revocation of credential

1 While not an offence, it is subject to a penalty at the discretion of the faculty member
2 Academic calendar year begins September 1 and ends on August 31

Note: Previous offences in all categories will be considered when assessing penalties. Students in graduate programs who receive a grade of F* are required to withdraw from the program.


This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year which runs from September 01, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

For the complete 2018-2019 Academic Calendars, please consult the PDF versions of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars.

 

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