Cheating is a violation of academic integrity. MF takes cheating very seriously, as this is a breach of trust between the student and MF as an institution. As a student you are obligated to familiarize yourself with the applicable regulations and demonstrate academic integrity.

Approved aids for school exams are listed in the course description. If you have unapproved aids at your disposal after the exam has started, it will be treated as an attempt at cheating.

There are strict requirements for the proper use of sources and citation rules. With all final submissions an Academic Integrity Commitment must be accepted and submitted along with the submission. See the document «Formal guidelines for writing assignments at MF» (PDF) for information about how to refer to literature. See also the web sites Search and Write, and The Citation Compass for more information about academic writing. Note that MF is using a plagiarism checker to check the transcripts of submitted papers, book reports, other study requirements and exams. The program checks the degree of similarity between submitted assignments and texts on the internet, in various text databases, and in other submitted assignments.

Consequences for students that cheat/ attempt cheating are stated in the Higher Education Act § 4-7 and § 4-8.