As an educational institution providing academic preparation and university transfer courses recognized by other academic institutions, Alexander College is committed to maintaining the highest levels of academic integrity in all our courses. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and comply with policies, procedures, and deadlines which are in effect at Alexander College. This information is printed in the Academic Calendar and other publications.

Academic Misconduct that is subject to penalty includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, cheating, submitting the same, or substantially the same, essay, presentation, or assignment more than once, impersonating a candidate, submitting false records or information, falsifying or submitting false documents, attempting to engage in, or assisting others to engage in academic misconduct. For more information about how to avoid academic misconduct, consult the WLC, Librarians, or the Registrar’s Office.

Disciplinary measures that may be imposed, singly or in combination, for Academic Misconduct include: a letter of reprimand, notation of discipline on the student’s record, a failing grade or mark of zero in the course, suspension or cancellation of any scholarships, bursaries or prizes, suspension from the College for a specified or indefinite period of time, revocation of a degree or other academic credentials dishonestly or improperly obtained and/or expulsion from the College.

Questions regarding these matters may be directed to the student’s Instructor, the WLC Manager, or the Office of the Registrar.

What does an Academic Alert mean?

You will receive 0 on the assignment or the exam.

For some courses, passing the final is required. This could mean failing the course.

For other courses, an Academic Alert can seriously affect your course grade and overall GPA.

What happens if I received my first Academic Alert?

Don’t ignore the notification. Read the email carefully. If you don’t understand, talk to your instructor. Ask the Writing & Learning Centre. Or speak with one of our Academic or Enrolment Advisors.

You are required to attend a remediation workshop to avoid suspension. Please register before the deadline in your email. Contact the Writing & Learning Centre for more information.

If you do not register or show up for the Remediation Workshop, you will be suspended for one full term, which means you cannot register for or take courses. It may have serious consequences on your student visa.

What happens if this is my second Academic Alert?

You will be given 10 calendar days to respond to the Academic Alert before you are officially suspended for one full term. You can start by speaking with your instructor or the Writing & Learning Centre manager and provide proof or justification that you did not plagiarize or cheat.

If you wish to appeal the alert, you must do so within the 10 days. You can obtain an Academic Alert Appeal form from the front desk and submit it along with evidence. Please submit your form to the correct campus where you took the course, or it would result in delay in processing your appeal.

You may also want to speak with an academic advisor to find out what your options are.

What happens if this is my third Academic Alert?

You will be contacted by the Director of Student Affairs and the Academic Committee regarding your expulsion from the college.

You may appeal your Academic Alert by completing an Academic Alert Appeal form with evidence or justification and submit it to the campus where you took your course.

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