What is cheating?
Cheating is finding out the content of quizzes before taking the quiz. This is not allowed. DO NOT discuss quiz questions and answers with other students. DO NOT use a different CLI account to see quiz questions or answers in advance. That is cheating.

May family members or study groups learn together?
Yes, students may discuss videos and articles together, but you must not take quizzes together or share any information about quizzes with one another. Each student must earn his or her own grade on a quiz, not get quiz help from someone else.

How is cheating detected?
CLI computer servers track student activity. This information is analyzed for evidence of cheating. The Provost is then informed of any suspicious patterns.

What is the penalty for cheating on quizzes?
Cheaters will fail the class and will be expelled from Christian Leaders Institute. All certificates, awards, and diplomas will be revoked. Someone who cheats is not honest or trustworthy enough to be a leader in the church of Jesus Christ.

Can I appeal a decision to expel me?

If you believe the charges of cheating are not accurate, you may appeal to the Provost. After consideration of your case and any further information you provide, the Provost will make a final decision on whether you will remain a student at CLI or be expelled.


What is plagiarism?Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without identifying the source, leaving the impression that the words or ideas are your own.

What are some examples of plagiarism?

  1. Submitting a paper written by someone else but identifying yourself as the author.
  2. Copying and pasting material from the internet into your paper, presenting it as your own wording and not saying where the material came from.
  3. Copying sentences or paragraphs from a book or article without quotation marks and without giving credit to the author.
  4. Summarizing or paraphrasing blocks of material from a source but not crediting the source in your paper.

What’s wrong with plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a form of stealing and lying. It violates Christian moral standards, is contrary to accepted academic guidelines, and is illegal under government law.

How does the Christian Leaders Institute respond to plagiarism?

  1. Any assignment found to involve plagiarism will automatically receive a failing grade.
  2. If the student wishes to appeal the failed grade, the student may contact the provost. If the provost determines that the plagiarism is unintentional and on a small scale, the student may be allowed to redo the assignment for a grade.
  3. However, if the provost determines that the plagiarism is intentional and involves a substantial amount of material, the student will fail the course as well as the particular assignment that involved plagiarism. At the provost’s discretion, the student’s scholarship may be revoked.
  4. If a student commits a second offense of serious plagiarism, the usual penalty will be loss of all scholarships and removal from Christian Leaders Institute. In exceptional circumstances, the provost may lessen this penalty. However, plagiarism is such a serious breach of Christian conduct and academic integrity that those found guilty of it repeatedly are not mature, trustworthy Christians who qualify to be trained for leadership in God’s church.
  5. If a student completes a class or earns a diploma from Christian Leaders Institute but is later found to have committed plagiarism, course credit may be withdrawn and the diploma may be revoked.

CLI Policy for Retaking a Failed Class

CLI allows you to lapse yourself from taking a class by you letting your 180 days run out. After that time runs out you have to wait 6 months to take that class again. You may do that more than once.

If you actually finish and fail that course, the specific policy is the following:

  1. A student will be allowed to retake one failed class. After that, a retake will be permitted only as a rare exception and with special permission from the registrar and provost. Item 2 also applies.
  2. A student who fails any class must wait at least six months after the date enrollment in that course ends to re-enroll in the course he or she wishes to retake. The date you may re-enroll is shown along with your grades. You may re-enroll only once in the course you wish to re-take.
  3. Grading for a retaken class will be based on subtracting a full letter grade from the grade the student gets the second time. For example, A on the retake would result in B on the transcript. B- on the retake would result in C- on the transcript.
  4. A student will continue to have an F in the course until the failed class has been completed. The student must contact the registrar to have his or her grade updated.

To request an update to the grade in a retaken course, you must contact the registrar at the following email address.

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