Academic Integrity

Coursework Resubmission Policy

Resubmitting and repurposing prior work within a course or from other courses may only be done with prior written permission from the instructor of the current course. Reworking prior work from one module course to another module course may only be done with prior written permission from the instructor of the current module course. See the definitions and conditions for each type of reuse below.

When resubmitting or repurposing an assignment, you must cite the original date of submission of the work itself. It is your responsibility to ensure that the previously submitted course materials meet current course requirements. Assignments will be graded according to the current rubric.

Citation Example: This assignment was originally submitted on [Give the date] for [Give the course and the instructor].

Definitions and Conditions

  • Resubmit: Resubmission occurs when you submit an assignment from a prior failed attempt in the same traditional or module course.
  • Repurpose: Repurposing occurs when you submit a portion of an assignment previously submitted in a different traditional or module course. 
  • Rework (Module Courses Only): Reworking occurs when you revise an unsuccessful competency assessment in a module course based on feedback from the instructor and resubmit the revised assignment to attempt a passing grade in the same module course. Rework also includes reworking ideas from an assignment or part of an assignment from one module course to another module course in the same class. You must receive permission from your instructor before reworking an assignment from one module course to another module course.
    You may attempt a module course’s competency assessment an unlimited number of times within the term; however, after three unsuccessful submission attempts, your instructor may require specific learning activities be completed before additional submissions will be accepted.

See the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource for additional information.

The Coursework Resubmission Policy is not applicable to Purdue Global Law School students; see Purdue Global Law School's Academic Dishonesty policy for rules governing coursework resubmission for Purdue Global Law School students.

Academic Dishonesty

The expectation to uphold the standards of academic integrity and honesty is a responsibility of every member of the University community. Cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University are examples of dishonesty. Accordingly, the following behaviors will be considered violations of these standards and are subject to disciplinary action as set forth in these procedures.     

  • Cheating: You are expected to adhere to the guidelines provided by instructors for academic work so that you do not gain an unfair advantage. Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, notes, or any other device in any academic exercise will not be tolerated. Unauthorized materials may include anything that or anyone who gives assistance that has not been approved by the instructor in advance. Cheating includes directly or indirectly sharing your work by posting it to a third-party website.
  • Plagiarism:​
    • Using another person’s words, ideas, results, or images without giving appropriate credit to that person; giving the impression that it is your own work.
    • Copying work, written text, or images from another student, the Internet, or any document without giving due credit to the source of the information.
    • Purchasing or contracting another person or company to complete coursework, including obtaining a paper from the Internet, from a term paper company, or from another student, and submitting it as your original work.​
  • Fabrication: Intentional and/or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in any academic exercise. This includes but is not limited to: 
    • The changing and/or manipulation of research data, results, processes, or research record
    • The omission of results from the research record
  • Multiple Submissions: The submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit more than once without authorization from the instructor as described in the Coursework Resubmission Policy.
  • Collusion: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any regulation governing the standards of academic integrity described in these regulations. You may only collaborate on academic work within the limits prescribed by the instructor. 

​An act of academic dishonesty may also be investigated as a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Academic Dishonesty Charges

Your instructor will notify you if a charge against you of academic dishonesty has been submitted to the Office of the Provost. The Office of the Provost, after conducting a full review, will send you and the instructor notification of the findings with any resulting sanctions, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Failure of the assignment in which the action occurred
  • Failure of the class in which the action occurred
  • Suspension or permanent dismissal from the University

All charges are recorded in Purdue Global's database and remain there permanently. All offenses you accumulate while completing a program will be carried over to any subsequent program at Purdue Global.

Please see the Appeals Policy for information on how to appeal a charge of academic dishonesty.