Policies and Guidelines

Academic Integrity

A fundamental principle for any education institution, academic integrity is highly valued and seriously regarded at The University of Texas at Austin. More specifically, you are expected to maintain absolute integrity and a high standard of individual honor in scholastic work undertaken at the University.  Plagiarism and other forms of scholastic dishonesty are serious academic violations that will not be tolerated.

The penalties for scholastic dishonesty include the possibility of failure in the course. Scholastic dishonesty in examinations will result in a grade of F on the examination and an F in the course.

For more information on the broad scope of scholastic dishonesty, including consequences of dishonesty and suggestions on how to avoid engaging in this misconduct, please see the Student Judicial Services website.

Student Discipline

When you enroll in a course through University Extension, you join a community committed to academic integrity, freedom of expression for all community members and mature and responsible behavior. Questions regarding policies related to student conduct, including disciplinary regulations, should be referred to the University Extension office. University Extension administers student discipline according to established procedures, taking into account the due process rights of individuals involved.

Personal Information and FERPA

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our Web servers. However, because The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution, some information collected from the UT Austin website, including the summary server log information, emails sent to the website and information collected from Web-based forms, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act. This means that while we do not actively share information, in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web servers.

The University of Texas at Austin also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission. Visit The University of Texas at Austin Registrar’s website for more information about FERPA.

Data Usage and Privacy

We comply with the Web Privacy Policy of The University of Texas at Austin and adhere to all guidelines regarding the collection, storage, and use of Personal Information. To view the University's Web Privacy Policy, please visit the university’s policy website.

We utilize software databases for communication with prospective and current students. If you would like to opt out of receiving automated marketing emails, please visit http://info.extendedcampus.utexas.edu/UnsubscribePage.html.

Statement on Health Insurance Eligibility 

Students taking courses only through University Extension do not meet eligibility requirements for The University of Texas System Health Insurance Plan.