Student Code of Academic Integrity

When College officials award credit, degrees and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of students’ work. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: Plagiarism, Falsification and Fabrication and Cheating. Any allegation of academic misconduct in a testing center is referred to the instructor for the associated course. Minor or moderate violations of academic integrity are handled by Academic Deans; major violations are referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action. See the Student Handbook for more complete information. Note: all links open in a new window.

Taking Exams

Each NOVA Online course has at least two assessments (generally exams) that must be proctored. Proctored exams fulfill online course accreditation standards and allow us to verify the identity of students doing work in each course. As such, these need to be taken at a college testing center.

Testing at a NOVA Testing Center

You must have the following THREE things when you arrive at a College Testing Center:

NOVA Testing Center Guidelines