What is cheating? If you have illegal learning aids available during examination, or act against the rules of source citing, you may be suspected of cheating. Cheating and attempted cheating on examinations, internal testing or assignments that are required for admission to an examination (ref §1f) are considered to be, among other things: having illegal learning aids available during the examination presenting others' work as one's own quoting sources or in other ways using sources in written work without sufficient source attribution quoting or in another way using one's own previous examination work without sufficient source attribution having gained access to the examination by cheating on internal testing or by dishonest means having received approval for participation in obligatory instruction or other mandatory activities by dishonest means unfair cooperation between examination candidates or groups acting against this regulation or the guidelines for the specific examination If you neglect to cite the sources of texts from literature, articles or the internet in a written home examination or a compulsory assignment, you are committing plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating. You are responsible for keeping informed of which learning aids are permitted during the examination, and which rules for citing of sources are in force. Read more about citing on the web pages of the University Library . Read a complete definition of cheating in section 31 of the Examination Regulations for the University of Agder . Consequences of cheating The University takes cheating very seriously. If you cheat, this can cause your answer to be annulled. In addition you may be suspended from the University for up to one year. While suspended, you will not gain access to any examinations at any Norwegian universities or university colleges. The reaction will primarily depend upon whether or not your action is found to be intentional or the result of gross negligence. Secondarily, the scale of the cheating and your experience as a student will be taken in consideration. It is the University’s Appeals Committee that makes rules on cases of cheating. The Appeals Committee has set the standard that gross negligence results in annulment and suspension for one semester. In cases of intentional cheating, the reaction is annulment and suspension for two semesters. Decisions in cases of cheating are made pursuant to sections 4-7 and 4-8 of the University and University Colleges Act .