Academic Policies

At Centennial College, you can thrive while completing your programs with the aid of academic resources designed to help you every step of the way. To help yourself, we encourage you to review and familiarize yourself with our policies and initiatives. These policies are reflective of the college's values, vision and mission and are to be abided by students, faculty and staff.

List of College Academic Policies

Academic Honesty

Plagiarism happens when a writer includes another person's ideas, writings or artistic works in their own work without giving credit to the other person. Copy/pasting a sentence from a website into an essay without mentioning the website is a common example.

On Plagiarism, Citing Sources & Using Quotations - Some Advice from APA and MLA

Penalties for plagiarism

Plagiarism is forbidden in academic institutions, and those who are caught plagiarizing are dealt severe penalties. See the Centennial College Academic Honesty & Plagiarism Policy.

How do I avoid plagiarism?

When you present your work show that you have:

  • Explored relevant sources (done the research).
  • Understood what you have studied.
  • Developed views of your own, based on your studies.

For more information, visit the Centennial Libraries page.