UCSD openly publishes the guidelines we use for the sanctioning of academic integrity violations and you can see them here.

Briefly, however, violations of academic integrity will result in:

  • AI Administrative Fee of $50  (posted to student account)
  • AI Training
  • At least one Disciplinary Action
  • and possibly other actions per the professional judgement of the Appropriate Administrative Authority (AAA)

AI Training includes:

Disciplinary Actions are imposed per accumulated points according to Sanctioning Guidelines and can include:
  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Deferred Suspension
  • Quarter Suspension
  • Year Suspension
  • Dismissal

In addition to the administrative sanctions listed above, students may receive an academic sanction from the instructor for the course which can range from a 0 on the assignment/exam in question to an F in the class. The grade received as a result of an academic integrity violation stays calculated into the student’s GPA even if the student retakes the class.

If you have further questions, take a look at our FAQs on consequences of cheating. 

So the costs of cheating outweigh the benefits?

Absolutely! Educate yourself and your friends and always, always do your academic work with integrity!