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Academic INTEGRITY

Policy on Academic Honesty
Academic integrity is expected in the completion of UMHS courses. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, fabrication of information or citations, submitting work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor and securing written approval, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, unauthorized prior possession of examinations, or tampering with the computer files and/or academic work of other students.

A student charged with academic dishonesty will be given oral or written notice of the charge by the instructor, and appropriate action will be determined by the administration.

The UMHS has a three-strike rule regarding plagiarism/cheating:

First and second offense: a zero for the assignment and a notice of the charge. The student will not be allowed to make up the assignment.

Third offense: a zero for the course. The student will not be issued a refund for the course.

To be absolutely clear, working with another person to answer homework questions, test questions, or to complete assignments is unacceptable. If it is determined that any student has violated this policy, the instructor will take appropriate steps that range from the student’s receiving zeroes for assignments to failing the course.

Appropriate Use

What is the UMHS's policy on appropriate use of intellectual property?
Access to the technology utilized by the The University of Mississippi High School imposes certain responsibilities and obligations. Appropriate use incorporates ethical and honest behavior and demonstrates respect for physical and intellectual property, system security protocols, and individuals' rights to privacy and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.

By enrolling in this course, students accept the terms of this policy and acknowledge that they hold The University of Mississippi The University of Mississippi High School harmless for any injury or offense they may suffer by accessing information on the Internet.

Use Internet resources for authorized purposes only. Respect the work and creativity of the authors of materials seen on the Internet. Therefore, students will not copy files from the Internet for any use other than personal use, unless the webmaster explicitly states that the page may be copied indiscriminately.

Use only legal versions of copyrighted software in full compliance with licensing agreements. Respect the work and creativity of software developers by not downloading or duplicating licensed software. Students understand that they may download public domain programs and will pay for shareware programs. They assume all risks in determining if the program is public domain, shareware, or licensed.

Exercise responsible, ethical behavior. The Internet is a global network of information. In addition to useful scholarly information, students may find information that is inaccurate or plagiarized. Gatekeepers or systems of censorship are not in place on the Internet. Students must understand that they are not permitted to intentionally access profane or offensive information.

Respect individual’s freedom from harassment. UMHS students will protect the privacy of their classmates. They will not publish any names, passwords, e-mail addresses or other information pertaining to other students. They will not use an e-mail account as a means to harass people who use the Internet, including teachers and other students

Actions that constitute inappropriate use include, but are not limited to:

  • using a login or password other than his/her own without permission
  • using file data other than his/her own without permission
  • attempting to break into system operations of the network or servers
  • attempting to decode or circumvent security protocols
  • engaging in activity that exposes the system and residing information to any level of harm or danger
  • making illegal copies of software
  • engaging in any activity that does not comply with the UMHS nondiscriminatory policy

Students who violate any part of this agreement or engage in any other activity that school authorities consider inappropriate will be subject to disciplinary action consistent with the UMHS academic honesty policies and procedures. Discipline could include, but would not be limited to, immediate suspension or termination of Internet access for the course(s).

Any attempt to break into or tamper with the system operations, including any student records or grades, will result in cancellation of privileges.

Proctor Policies

If you are enrolling in a UMHS course, you need to identify a supervisor/proctor. A relative may not serve as supervisors/proctors. Local supervisors/proctors are responsible for maintaining test security, establishing testing conditions, proctoring tests, and submitting completed tests to UMHS when necessary. Parents, supervisors, and other individuals connected to the student play a significant role in helping the student succeed by providing encouragement and showing a sincere interest in the student’s work.

  • How do I select a supervisor/proctor?
    The most acceptable choice for a supervisor or proctor is a person currently employed at any level as an educator (elementary, secondary, or post secondary). The person could be a teacher, counselor, administrator, or extension educator. Other acceptable choices include head librarians or local clergy. Military families may use base education officers, chaplains, and superior commissioned officers. Families living overseas may use embassy or consulate officials or other approved non family members. For more information on selecting a supervisor, contact us at (662) 915-1296.
  • Do supervisors/proctors have to be approved?
    Yes, a local school official and/or the The University of Mississippi High School administration must approve supervisors and proctors. Supervisors of The University of Mississippi High School diploma students only need to be approved by UMHS’s administration. For more specific information relating to supervisors and proctors, please contact UMHS.

All tests taken by The University of Mississippi High School students must be proctored at an approved testing site. The information below is provided to assist you in locating a suitable proctor.

Students Located in Lafayette County, MS

Students who reside in Lafayette County must utilize the Distance Education Testing Lab (DETL) in Kinard Hall. Students will be emailed instructions about how to schedule their tests online through RegisterBlast.com.

Because of the number of students taking tests at the DETL, it is important that students report promptly at the appointed hour.

Distance Education Testing Lab Policy:

  • Seating for tests begins at scheduled times. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your schedule appointment. If you are late, you must reschedule your appointment.
  • You must provide a picture ID to be allowed to enter the testing lab.
  • Personal items are not allowed in the testing carrels (phones, books bags, hats, jackets, beverages, wallets, keys, etc.).
  • Only approved items are allowed in the testing carrels. DETL staff will show you where to store all your belongings.
  • If you have a cell phone, make sure it is turned off prior to storing it in a secure locker.
  • If you fail to comply with the testing lab policy you will not be permitted in the testing lab.

If you have questions about parking, please email detl@olemiss.edu or call 662.915.1267.

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requires accommodations, then we will work with that student to procure an accessible testing location.

Please note: All testing centers will be closed on holidays in accordance with The University of Mississippi holiday schedule. The DETL will be closed to UMHS students during UM midterm and final exams.

Students outside of Lafayette County, MS

Local supervisors/proctors are responsible for maintaining test security, establishing testing conditions, proctoring tests, and submitting completed test authenticity forms to the UMHS office after each proctored exam has been completed.

The most acceptable choice for a supervisor or proctor is a person currently employed at any level as an educator (elementary, secondary, or post secondary). The person could be a teacher, counselor, administrator, or extension educator. Other acceptable choices include head librarians or local clergy. Military families may use base education officers, chaplains, and superior commissioned officers. Families living overseas may use embassy or consulate officials or other approved non family members. For more information on selecting a supervisor, contact us at (662) 915-1296.

The University of Mississippi High School administration must approve proctors. For students transferring credit back to a school, local school official also must approve the proctor.

For more specific information, please contact the UMHS office at 662.915.1296 or email at UMHS@olemiss.edu.


Transcript Requests

A request for an official The University of Mississippi High School transcript must be submitted in writing. Please send your requests via regular mail or fax. Any request from a student under 18 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The students themselves must sign requests if they are 18 or over.

One transcript is provided at no charge for UMHS students. A $5 charge will be assessed for each additional copy provided. Payment must accompany the transcript request. Mail request to:

Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi High School
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Please allow one week from the submission of the final course grade for transcripts to be processed.

NOTE: UMHS will provide transcripts upon request by a high school official if a student is seeking to enroll in or is currently enrolled in that school. In these cases, students and parents/legal guardians do not have to submit a written request.

Click here for a transcript request form [.pdf]