Students should be familiar with the college's specific expectations concerning the conduct of its students. These expectations apply to all students (part-time or full-time) attending NOVA. Student Rights and Responsibilities are outlined in the NOVA Student Handbook (opens in a new window).

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity requires that you recognize and acknowledge information derived from others and take credit only for ideas and work that are yours. It should be the guiding principle for all that you do, from taking assessments and making presentations to writing papers. More about academic integrity at NOVA can be reviewed on the Student Conduct and Integrity page on the NOVA website.

Violating the Academic Integrity Policy will incur consequences. Your instructor may give you a failing grade for the assignment or for the course. Further, you may be reported for an academic integrity violation, reported to an academic dean, or even referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action depending on how serious an infraction was committed.