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Academic Integrity: Cheating

Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment. It includes using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question. For example:

  • Copying or attempting to copy from others during an exam or on an assignment
  • Communicating answers with another person during an exam
  • Preprogramming a calculator to contain answers or other unauthorized information for exams
  • Using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes, or concealed information during an exam
  • Allowing others to do an assignment or portion of an assignment, including the use of a commercial term paper service
  • Submitting the same assignment for more than one course without the prior approval of all the instructors involved (See the Students’ Misuse of Their Own Scholarly Work in the Walden University Code of Conduct for more information.)
  • Collaborating on an exam or assignment with any other person without prior approval from the course instructor
  • Taking an exam for another person or having someone take an exam for you