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Campus Policies

Academic Policies. F-1 and J-1 international students will be expected to follow regular APSU policies. Please look at the complete policy list for details.

Disability Policy. Any student who has a disability that affects his or her academic performance is encouraged to make an appointment with the Office of Disability Services.

Academic/Classroom Misconduct. Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Academic and classroom misconduct will not be tolerated. Students should read the APSU Code of Conduct.

Plagiarism/ Cheating Policy. Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and can result in a failing grade for the assignment/course. Plagiarism is taking another person’s idea or written work and using it as (or part of) your own work without appropriate credit. At no time is it acceptable to hand in class work which has been taken from someone else’s work – this includes the internet.

Grievances Policy. If a student has any complaints or troubles in regard to a certain class or teacher, the student should first talk with the teacher and work together to address the situation and come to a mutual agreement. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome, the student should then make an appointment with the department chair, who will try to work with both the student and the teacher to reach a satisfactory resolution.

Academic Probation. Full-time F-1 students must show progress in classes to maintain F-1 visa status. In addition to excessive absences (see attendance policy above) if a student does not participate in class or habitually does not turn in assignments or homework, the student’s visa status will be in jeopardy