As a McGill student, you are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning academic honesty, which can be found on the Student Rights and Responsibilities website. It is also your responsibility to help maintain the academic integrity of the University.
Cheating or plagiarizing by even one student hurts all students, because anything that undermines the evaluation process undermines the value of McGill's degrees. Therefore, carefully considered steps are taken to prevent students from cheating or plagiarizing and to catch those who do. Unfortunately, some students still resort to dishonesty, but any McGill student caught cheating or plagiarizing faces potentially serious consequences including, but not limited to, the possibility of conduct probation and a failure in the course; and such sanctions form a permanent part of the student's disciplinary record.
Effective Fall 2013, all entering undergraduate students must complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial in myCourses (called "AAAA 100") during their first semester at McGill.
For more information on student assessment, consult the Student Assessment Policy.