What should I do if I am accused of academic misconduct at a college or university in Maine?

If you are a student at a college or university in Maine and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, it's important to take the matter seriously. Academic misconduct charges, they come in various forms. Not citing properly on a paper, cheating on an exam, plagiarism, collaborating with other students. Whatever the case may be, it needs to be resolved favorably because it can impact the future opportunities. It can affect graduate school, it can affect internship, employment, professional licensing opportunities up the road.

Schools use different resolution methods to resolve a academic misconduct charge. Some schools use a hearing process, some schools use an investigative model, some schools use a combination. What's your school's appeal process? Schools are often in a rush to judgement and they may not be cognizant or aware of a student's rights throughout the process. It's important to understand that it's important to have an experienced adviser help navigate the process because they can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.

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