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CITS Student Policies & Requirements


School districts, schools, and teachers set their own attendance policy. Regular class attendance is expected.

Grading Criteria

In many cases, especially in language classes and in writing classes, the learning and practice that occurs during regular class meetings simply cannot be "made up." Consequently, attendance in class may contribute to determination of the course grade.

Grading Assessment

UMD uses A-F grading to establish the quality of performance achieved at different grade levels. CITS teachers define grade standards for their courses in conformity with the UMD department's policies. Using their best judgment and after consulting with the CITS faculty mentor, CITS teachers may choose to assign different grades for the high school course and for the UMD course. Only the UMD grade appears on the UMD transcript.


If a student cancels a class within the first ten weeks of the UMD semester, in a trimester, the first eight weeks, or an all-year course by January 9, 2018, the school district will not be billed for the student's tuition. If a student officially cancels at any time after the above deadline, no refunds are granted.

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty is "any act that violates the rights of another student with respect to academic work or that involves misrepresentation of a student's own work. Scholastic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to) cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing (misrepresenting as one's own anything done by another), submitting the same or substantially similar papers (or creative work) for more than one course without consent of all instructors concerned, depriving another of necessary course materials, and sabotaging another's work" (CLA).

UMD Statement on Student Academic Integrity

UMD Statement on Student Conduct Code (including classroom conduct)

UMD Academic Policy

Students are held accountable for meeting all course requirements and for observing deadlines, examination times, and other policies and procedures as stated on the class syllabus. Students must initiate and monitor their UMD email account. Attendance is one of the most important factors for student success in UMD classes. Scholastic dishonesty is not tolerated (see UMD official policy).

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, UMD CITS courses will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the University for repeat offenders.

Student Conduct Code

Alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code (no matter how minor or severe) are matters of concern to the University. Allegations of such individual or group misconduct may be reported from the University police, departments, individual students, faculty, staff, or campus guests. All allegations of Student Conduct Code violations are forwarded to the conduct code coordinator to determine (1) if the alleged misconduct appears, as judged by available evidence, to violate the Student Conduct Code and (2) which item(s) in the Code may have been violated. Appropriate sanctions may be imposed to resolve each individual case