CITS Student Responsibilities and Policies

Students are held accountable for meeting all course requirements and for observing deadlines, examination times, and other policies and procedures as stated on the class syllabus. Students must initiate and monitor their UMD email account. Attendance is one of the most important factors for student success in UMD classes. Scholastic dishonesty is not tolerated (see UMD official policy).

UMD College in the Schools Student Handbook

UMD CITS Dates and Deadlines, 2023-2024

UMD CITS Students: MyU Account Initiation

Academic Integrity

Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, UMD CITS courses will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the University for repeat offenders. https://evcaa.d.umn.edu/student-academic-integrity

Student Conduct Code:

Alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code (no matter how minor or severe) are matters of concern to the University. Allegations of such individual or group misconduct may be reported from the University police, departments, individual students, faculty, staff, or campus guests. All allegations of Student Conduct Code violations are forwarded to the conduct code coordinator 4 to determine (1) if the alleged misconduct appears, as judged by available evidence, to violate the Student Conduct Code and (2) which item(s) in the Code may have been violated. Appropriate sanctions may be imposed to resolve each individual case. https://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/

Scholastic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishment of students. The Student Academic Integrity Policy enables UMD to have a consistent, clear-cut process in place for the reporting of offenses. Academic integrity reports are initially addressed within the college in which the complaint arose (CLA, SFA, CEHSP, etc...) with an option for appeal to the Office of Academic Affairs. The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution's role is to function as a central reporting office on campus which will identify repeat offenders. To that end, OSCCR tracks academic integrity cases.


School districts, schools, and teachers set their own attendance policy. Regular class attendance is expected.

Grading Criteria

In many cases, especially in language classes and in writing classes, the learning and practice that occurs during regular class meetings simply cannot be "made up." Consequently, attendance in class may contribute to determination of the course grade.

Grading Assessment

UMD uses A-F grading to establish the quality of performance achieved at different grade levels. CITS teachers define grade standards for their courses in conformity with the UMD department's policies. Using their best judgment and after consulting with the CITS faculty mentor, CITS teachers may choose to assign different grades for the high school course and for the UMD course. Only the UMD grade appears on the UMD transcript.


Regents policy, federal law, and state law regulate release of student information to third parties. University policy regulates sharing of information within the University. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the State of Minnesota Data Practices Act form the backdrop for the University's policies on access to student records.

The University shall maintain the privacy of student education records. Student education records shall be disclosed only to the student, to persons within the University with a legitimate educational interest, to persons authorized by the student to receive the student's education records, and to persons authorized to received education records without the student's consent. Student records and privacy access

CITS Academic Standing Policy

CITS Students who have a cumulative University of Minnesota grade point average (GPA) of 2.500 or higher are in good academic standing at UMD.

Academic Suspension

CITS Students with a cumulative University of Minnesota GPA less than 2.500 are placed on academic suspension from the CITS program. Suspended students will not be eligible to enroll for future terms. However, a student will be allowed to retake a course as a strategy to increase their University of Minnesota GPA.  Suspended students will have a hold placed on their records. Students who are academically suspended will be canceled from next term’s classes.  A student suspended after Fall Semester will be allowed to finish up any year-long CITS courses.

Appealing academic suspension

If an unusual circumstance has interfered with your ability to meet satisfactory academic progress, you can appeal the academic suspension. Appeals must be received by the first day of the following term. Appeals must be accompanied by official documentation that supports the unusual circumstances.  Students will submit an appeal letter and supporting documentation to Lisa Jarvela, CITS Program Coordinator, at [email protected]. Appeals received after the first day of the term will result in a denial. If your appeal is approved, you can continue in the CITS Program as long as you meet the following condition: Enroll in a maximum of 6 credits. Retaking a course will be encouraged, if the course is offered. The course(s) will need to be approved by the CITS Program. The opportunity to appeal academic suspension is only offered to students not meeting University requirements. If a student does not achieve the required high school GPA, the student will not be eligible to participate in the CITS program.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

CITS courses count towards a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. These standards ensure that a student is successfully completing their coursework to receive future financial aid. For more information, visit the UMD One Stop page for Satisfactory Academic Progress: https://onestop.d.umn.edu/finances/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress

Course Evaluation:

At the end of every term, the Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) is available to CITS students to provide input about their CITS instructor and the courses they teach. University Senate policy requires the evaluation of all courses taught by University Faculty. Student data privacy is protected, and student identities are never provided to the instructor. https://survey.umn.edu/srt/srt-process

UMD Academic Policy