Cheating is contrary to the policy of Georgia Perimeter College. Cheating includes any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead the instructor in arriving at an honest grade assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating that involves presenting as one's own ideas the ideas or work of another. Copying the work of someone else, using notes or books when forbidden, giving unauthorized help to another student, or using a student's own previously graded work constitutes plagiarism.
Electronic and web-based plagiarism detection services may be used.
Violation of the cheating policy may result in a lowered grade on a portion of the course or a grade of "F" in the course. A grade assigned a student because of an alleged cheating policy violation may be appealed by the student through the appeals process of the college. A student found to have violated the cheating/plagiarism policy may, in addition to having a grade lowered, be referred to the appropriate administrator and/or the Campus Discipline Committee. Such action can result in suspension or expulsion.