Instructions for Completing VAIL
- Go to the VAIL site.
- Click "Students"
- Click "Online Tutorials"
- Click "Vail Tutor"
- Complete modules 1-4 as well as the quiz for each module.
Petitioning Removal of a Transcript Notation
According to the Code of Student Conduct "Students found responsible for an academic integrity violation will normally have a notation placed on the student's academic transcript."
A student may petition the Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to have the notation removed from the student's academic transcript if:
- The student's period of conduct probation has expired; and
- The student has successfully completed the University's "Academic Integrity Matters" seminar, or alternate educational activity approved by the Director, and any other outstanding sanctions; and
- The student has not been found to have engaged in other Academic Integrity violations during the student's tenure at the University.
The Director will normally notify the student of the decision whether to remove the notation within 15 business days of receiving the petition.
The notation will not be removed from the student's transcript when the violation involved substantial premeditation of deliberate conduct. A student may only petition to have one notation removed from the student's transcript. Any subsequent violations that result in a transcript notation will not be eligible for removal.
The Virtual Academic Integrity Lab (VAIL)
The Virtual Academic Integrity Lab (VAIL), created by the University of Maryland-College Park's University College, fulfills the educational activity necessary to petition the Director. Students wishing to have an Academic Dishonesty notation removed from their transcript, or students wishing to learn more about Academic Integrity, should complete the VAIL modules.
NOTE: When you have successfully completed the modules and quizzes, you will receive a certificate of completion by email. You must score at least 65% in order to a certificate to be sent to the email address you provide. When you receive a certificate by email, it will acknowledge your successful completion of the module, but it will not report the score you earned.
When you satisfactorily complete this module, please forward your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to document your completion of the VAIL modules.