Graduate Academic Policies
For an explanation of all academic policies of the Christendom Graduate School, please refer to the Bulletin.
Course Extensions & Course Re-activation
For online courses, the extension permission is intended for research papers and essay exams, not for regular weekly course work such as viewing videos, taking quizzes and submitting weekly assignments; professors cannot be expected to continue monitoring the e-classroom after the regular course period is over, and we cannot guarantee access to the e-classroom after the end of the semester.
If a student (after having been granted an extension) fails to submit the required work by the extension deadline, the only way he may complete the course (to avoid having to re-register for and re-take the course) is to fill out the Course Reactivation Request form and submit it to the Registrar along with the $100 course reactivation fee. If the Dean of the Graduate School approves the request, the Registrar will then reactivate the course and notify the professor that he may accept the remaining required course work. If the Dean does not approve the request, the $100 fee will be returned to the student. A student may reactivate each incomplete course only once, and only within a year of the original due date (the end of the semester in which the course was taken) by which time all course requirements must be submitted; otherwise, the student must re-register for and re-take the course if he wants credit for it. Continuous registration courses may not be reactivated.
Students are not permitted to register for an upcoming semester if they have more than two incompletes from the previous semester.
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and is not tolerated at Christendom. Remember that you must give proper attribution to every idea that you get from anyplace, even the internet. Proper attribution means a footnote – they are not just for direct quotes, but also for ideas. Also remember that you may never use someone else’s words without putting them in quotation marks and giving a footnote – again, this includes stuff you find on the internet. For more information, please see “Plagiarism: What It is and How to Avoid It” on the Graduate Student Resource Center. If in doubt, please check with your professor or with Dr. Burns.