What happens if the academic misconduct comes to light after my degree was already granted?

If academic misconduct comes to light after a degree is already granted, the school can still take away that person's degree. If the academic misconduct comes to light, the school will investigate the matter, charge a student as appropriate, and would adjudicate the case. If a person is found responsible, depending on the severity alleged academic misconduct, if found responsible, if appropriate to the circumstances in terms of the sanctioning, the school can revoke a degree even if it's already been granted.

So, the stakes are incredibly high if you're accused of academic misconduct at any stage of your life. An experienced attorney-advisor can be an ally in terms of best responding to and addressing such a concern and should be involved as soon as there's a concern regarding an allegation of academic misconduct.

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