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Online Programs Expectations of Students

CTY Online Programs courses are designed for self-motivated, computer-literate bright students who love academic challenges. Students are expected to work independently and consistently, communicate frequently with their instructors, and maintain satisfactory progress. Students are also required to have an email account and regular access to a computer and printer. Many courses have specific technical specifications to ensure computers can run course software. In addition, because CTY Online Programs students use the Internet frequently, they should ensure that their computers are properly protected for their safety and security. Before enrolling, check for information on cyber safety and system requirements.

CTY Online Programs courses are designed to challenge academically advanced students and are not remedial. Writing students, for example, must already be proficient in Standard Written English.

Student Code of Conduct

CTY expects the highest standards of behavior both in deportment and in dedication to academic pursuits. Students are expected to:

  • Adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity.
  • Strive to do the best work possible.
  • Respect individuals of different races, cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and national origins.
  • Be friendly, cooperative, and responsible to all people in the CTY community.
  • Observe all rules for student conduct.

Any student wishing to help or receive help from someone other than the instructor, or interested in collaborating with another student, must review the course syllabus and check with the CTY Online Programs instructor first to reach an understanding of what is considered acceptable collaboration for that particular course.

 Students may receive failing grades or be dismissed from the program, with no tuition refunds, for any of the following reasons:

  • Cheating, or other acts of academic dishonesty, including failing to follow quiz or exam rules for time limits, closed book, etc.
  • Plagiarizing, defined as the submission or presentation of work, in any form, that is not a student’s own, without acknowledgment of the sources.
  • Harassing or interfering with the work of others, whether via email or any other medium.
  • Not attending to their academic work in a satisfactory manner.