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Academic Policies

Our Lady of the Lake College's academic policies are published in the College Catalog.  Below are Catalog links for frequently accessed academic policies.

Undergraduate 

Academic Renewal
Adding or Dropping Courses
Attendence Policy
Audit Policy
Course Load (maximum)
Credit by Examination (CLEP)
Enrollment Standards (Full-time vs. Part-time)
Grade Change Policy
Incomplete Grades
Independent Study
Resignation from the College
Repeated Courses
Student Complaints and/or Concerns Policy

Graduate

Academic Dismissal
Auditing a Course
Grade Change Policy
Graduate Degree Credit
'I' Grade Policy
Requirements for Graduation
Resignation from the College
Withdrawal from Courses

Honor Code

All Our Lady of the Lake College students are expected to adhere to the Honor Code and Honor Statement listed in the Student Services Handbook.  Any formal academic setting relies upon high standards of honesty among its students and faculty.  The College expects both faculty and students to abide by these standards in order to help fulfill the mission of Our Lady of the Lake College, which is to provide an educational setting where religious and human values are respected.  An important aspect of this process is academic honesty.  College faculty and students are expected to apply the principle of academic honesty by consistently displaying honesty and forthrightness in their academic endeavors.  Intellectual inquiry can possess value only if it is acquired and presented legitimately.

Honor Code:
We, the student body of Our Lady of the Lake College, embrace the idea that honor is an intangible quality, which, if it pervades all phases of campus life, tends to foster a spirit of dignity and personal integrity.  Upon enrolling at the College, we become part of the Our Lady of the Lake College Honor System.  We realize that honor must be cultivated, and that its success depends upon the combined and cooperative efforts of the College's administration, faculty, staff, and students. Inherent in the honor system is the premise that students will not perform or tolerate any violations of the 'Regulations Governing Student Behavior' published in the Our Lady of the Lake College Student Handbook.  As responsible members of the Our Lady of the Lake College community, each of us freely accepts and proudly endorses this, our code of honor.

Honor Statement:
I will not give or receive any unauthorized aid on any examination or paper.  In the event that I witness anyone else do so, I will report him or her immediately to the instructor and/or the appropriate Program Director or Dean.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is submitting work that is not entirely your own for credit.  All course work (such as essays and reports) that students submit for credit must be entirely their own work.  Sudents must avoid plagiarism by fully and properly documenting any use of outside sources.

Some examples of plagiarism (not a comprehensive list):

  1. Purchasing, downloading, or otherwise acquiring a paper or other course work completed by another person.
  2. Allowing another person to contribute significantly to completing a graded assignment.  Examples of such contributions include (but are not limited to) having someone else write all of part of an assignment, having someone else conduct research for an assignment, and having someone else revise (make substantial changes to) an assignment.  For assignments in which spelling, grammatical correctness, and mechanical correctness are stipulated factors in the grade, having another person edit or correct the assignment is a form of academic dishonesty also covered by this policy.
  3. Using another writer's exact words without quotation marks and appropriate documentation.
  4. Paraphrasing another writer without proper acknowledgment and documentation.
  5. Summarizing another writer without proper acknowledgment and documentation.

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Anyone with questions about the disciplinary procedures for academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, or other general misconduct should refer to the Our Lady of the Lake College Student Handbook.