Academic Dishonesty

The Department of Computer Science takes academic dishonesty to be an unacceptable breach of conduct. We will not tolerate any form of cheating or plagiarism. Students are expected to conduct their work with the highest integrity and to avoid behaviors that jeopardize their own or other's educational progress.

Academic disciplinary violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating on work intended to be done individually.
  • Collaborating on work, when permitted by the instructor, but not indicating that the work was a collaboration or not indicating with whom you collaborated.
  • Providing your work to someone else, unless specifically allowed by the instructor and properly attributed.
  • Submitting the same assignment to two different classes, unless specifically allowed by both instructors.
  • Having someone else do your assignments for you. Also asking someone else to do your assignments for you.
  • Doing someone else's assignments for them.
  • Submitting work based on other people's work without attribution. Ideas, algorithms, text, code, and experimental results all require proper attribution.
  • Looking at someone else's test during an exam or asking someone during the exam for help.
  • Possessing an unauthorized copy of an exam.
  • Using unauthorized technology to get answers during an exam.
  • Telling someone what answers to enter on their assignments.

Students providing information and those using it are ALL cheating and will ALL be subject to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary actions vary in severity, and can result in probation and/or expulsion. For a complete outline of sanctions and procedures, please refer to Topic 3: Discipline in the GSAS Policies and Procedures Manual.

The departmental policy is to grant an automatic grade of F in the course in which the cheating occurred. The penalty for a second offense is termination from the graduate program.


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