Notice On Academic Integrity, Student Conduct, And Disciplinary/Legal Actions

The Assessment Center is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to student learning and development. To this end, we expect all Students using our services will conduct themselves honorably, with integrity, and will adhere to all instructions given by SMC personnel. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated. Disciplinary actions will be taken, including suspension or expulsion from Santa Monica College.

Student Declaration

As a student at Santa Monica College, you are expected to follow the SMC Honor Code in this student declaration.

As testament to my commitment and readiness to join the Santa Monica College academic community, and as a condition for testing, I affirm that I will abide by the SMC Honor Code, which in part reads:

In the pursuit of the high ideals and rigorous standards of academic life, I commit myself to respect and uphold the Santa Monica College Honor Code, Code of Academic Conduct, and Student Conduct Code. I will conduct myself honorably as a responsible member of the SMC community in all endeavors I pursue.

I willfully declare, under penalty of perjury, that in the process of taking the above test, I will abide by the SMC Honor Code by not engaging in cheating, fabrication of information, fraud, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, complicity in academic dishonesty, disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity, impersonation, etc. I understand that engaging in any of these (or other disruptive) activities will result in any disciplinary actions the College deems appropriate, including suspension and expulsion. I also declare that all information I provided to the Assessment Center is accurate. I have not presented fraudulent identifications or materials of any kind. I understand that impersonating or attempting to impersonate another individual will also result in criminal proceedings. Willful disregard for assessment protocol and/or instructions provided (oral, printed, or electronic) will result in forfeiture of my test results and inability to retest for a minimum period of three months. I understand I will be held responsible for any retesting fees. Any of the above actions will result in an assessment hold on my records, which in turn will trigger an enrollment block. If I am not a SMC student, violations will be reported to my institution of origin.

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