Attempting to or succeeding in gaining an unfair advantage in the academic arena is an act of scholastic dishonesty. Whether it is copying from another student’s exam paper, knowingly using or buying homework solutions or submitting a substantial portion of the same academic work more than once without prior written authorization from the instructor, cheating is a violation of the rules and will not be condoned at UT Dallas.
The motivation to cheat is varied among college students. Sometimes the motivation originates with the desire to secure admission into a graduate or professional school or to enhance employment opportunities or continuing eligibility for financial assistance. Significant motivating factors to some, but to the student with personal honor and integrity they are not sufficient to jeopardize a higher education investment.