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

If you're a student at a college or university in Missouri and you're facing an academic misconduct charge, it needs to be taken seriously. Academic misconduct charges come in various forms. Not citing properly on a paper, cheating on an exam, plagiarism. Whatever the charge may be, it needs to be favorably resolved, because it can impact both the present and future opportunities. Internships, graduate school, employment, professional licensing opportunities. Different schools use different resolution methods. Some may use an investigation, some use a hearing, some use a combination. What's your school's appeal process?

Schools are often in a rush to judgment and are not mindful of a student's rights and interests through the process. An experienced advisor can help navigate the process, can help protect a student's rights and can potentially allow for a more favorable outcome.

Missouri colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • Avila University
  • Baptist Bible College and Graduate School
  • Brown Mackie College St Louis
  • Bryan University Springfield
  • Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • Central Bi