Computer Science Undergraduate Handbook (2020-2021) - Academic Misconduct
University of Utah, School of Computing

Academic Misconduct Policy

Any student who receives two failing grade sanctions in CS courses due to academic misconduct is subsequently barred from registering for any additional CS courses and is immediately dropped from their respective degree program.

Important Notes:

  1. A failing grade sanction applies even for students who withdraw from the course after the sanction is imposed.
  2. If two failing sanctions occur in the same semester, the misconduct rule comes into effect.
  3. Any failing grade sanction due to academic misconduct can be appealed. If the appeal is successful then the sanction is lifted.

As defined in the University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, cheating, misrepresenting one's work, inappropriately collaborating, plagiarism, and fabrication or falsification of information. It also includes facilitating academic misconduct by intentionally helping or attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic misconduct. A primary example of academic misconduct is submitting as one's own, work that is copied from an outside source.