A University designation on transcript indicating a student was found in-violation of academic integrity while enrolled in a particular course.
If a student is found in-violation of academic integrity and the punitive sanction is either:
If a student is found in-violation of academic misconduct twice during their UCF academic career.
The Z designation will placed in front of the final grade received in the course where the academic misconduct took place.
A Z designation will be placed as a ZW if a student withdraws from the course prior to the conclusion of the conduct process and was subsequently found in-violation of academic misconduct.
No. The “Z” is a University designation. It is not associated with grade points or credit hours.
Grade forgiveness is only used to improve a letter grade associated with a course.
Even if a student uses grade forgiveness for a course associated with a Z designation and the grade improves, the Z designation will remain.
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.
Student Conduct and Academic Integrity will communicate with the Registrar’s Office to have the Z designation placed on a student’s transcript following the conclusion of the Conduct Review Process.
A student can attempt to have a Z designation removed permanently through participating in the CREED Program through Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.
A student must complete all requirements associated with the CREED Program and meet with the Creed Program Review Committee for consideration of removal of the Z designation.
Completion of the CREED Program requirements does not automatically guarantee removal of the Z designation.
More information on the CREED Program can be found at https://scai.sdes.ucf.edu/creed-program/
Fall 2015 with the publication of the 2015-2016 UCF Golden Rule.
Integrity is a tenet of the UCF Creed… “I practice and defend academic and personal honesty.”
A student who cheats in a class and achieves a final letter grade of a “B” is not the same as a student who does not cheat throughout the semester and earns a “B” letter grade.
Many other colleges and universities have adapted similar designations for students who are found in-violation of academic integrity.