Academic offences and appeals

Academic offences

An academic offence is a breach of academic integrity. Examples of academic offences include: plagiarism, cheating on course work or examinations, knowingly submitting false credentials, or interfering with the academic work of other students.

If charged by an instructor or invigilator with an academic offence, the student(s) will be notified, as well as informed of the process and any possible penalties. For further information, please refer to the academic calendar.


Subject to certain regulations, students may appeal academic decisions, or for relief from a University regulation. Grounds for appeal include compassionate or extenuating circumstances, or if proper procedure was not followed in making an academic decision.

Appeals are to be made in writing to, addressed to the Saint John Senate Appeals Committee. Students are asked to contact Student Services concerning appeals. For additional information regarding appeals please refer to the academic calendar.