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The policies and procedures pertaining to Academic Integrity, Email, Course evaluations, Academic standing, Verification, Student records, Grade reviews, found in this section may apply to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please choose from the menu items at the left for suitable information.

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General McGill Policies

GPSO Regulations and Guidelines

There are several important sources for information regarding the policies and procedures governing graduate students and postdocs. Consult the GPSO website for its various policies.

McGill student email policy

The Faculty of Law will only respond to students’ McGill email address, firstname [dot] lastname [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.

If you do not regularly check your McGill email account, you are strongly urged to forward it to the provider you routinely use.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that time-critical e-mail is accessed, read and acted upon in a timely fashion.

See also McGill's Student Email Policy.

Academic integrity

McGill values academic integrity, which is fundamental to achieving our mission of the advancement of learning. McGill has created the Academic Integrity website as a resource for faculty and students. It is intended to promote academic integrity at McGill by providing information about the meaning of integrity, about how to foster it, and about the consequences of breaching it.

Cheating and plagiarism by any student hurts all students, because anything that undermines the evaluation process undermines the integrity of our degrees. Therefore, it is important for instructors and students to take measures to promote academic integrity and to deal appropriately with instances of academic dishonesty.

Penalties for breaching academic integrity can only be imposed by disciplinary officers, not by individual teachers. For any question regarding academic integrity, please contact the Associate Dean (Academic) or Associate Dean (Graduate Studies). See Meet the SAO for contact information.