It's not easy getting into college. It takes brains, hard work, and persistence. You should be proud to have been accepted at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. You can't rest on your laurels now, though. There's still a lot of work to do. Graduation is far from a sure thing, and there are lots of reasons why you could find yourself dismissed over the next four years, including academic misconduct, disciplinary misconduct, sexual misconduct, and poor academic performance.
No matter what type of dismissal you might be facing, National Student Defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento is here to help. Joseph D. Lento built his career making sure students are treated fairly and that they get every possible chance at a bright future. A mistake shouldn't cost you your college degree. Joseph D. Lento wants to make sure it doesn't.
No college or university wants to develop a reputation for cheating. It should come as no surprise, then, that a school with the University of Illinois' reputation would have strict policies in place to limit all forms of academic misconduct. Those policies specifically prohibit cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and bribes, but any attempt to gain an unfair advantage in completing your coursework could lead to dismissal.
Classroom instructors typically deal with minor infractions, but egregious and multiple violations—violations that could potentially be punished with dismissal—are subject to a complex appeals process.
- If an instructor recommends you be dismissed from the university, the Department Head, or Executive Offi