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Cheating Accusations Resulting From Using Old Course Materials

Last updated on May 6, 2024

You are in college; there are pressures, and you want to do the best you can. You are taking a course and talking to friends; maybe they had the professor last semester or you do online searches and find the professor’s old course materials. You then use these materials to study.

Then, test day comes, and you notice the test is identical or almost exactly the same as what you studied. You end up getting a very high score, much higher than the class average. The professor then calls you in for a meeting and accuses you of cheating.

Is using a professor’s past course materials to study considered cheating?

Maybe. It depends on your university. Does the university have a policy that using past materials is against the rules? Did the professor say anything in class or put anything in their syllabus that says this is not appropriate? There are many defenses to a cheating accusation, and they depend on the facts of your case.

Contact Mr. Asselta If You Face Cheating Accusations

Contact Asselta Law P.A. today. Richard Asselta is an award-winning defense attorney who represents students nationwide. He is experienced in helping students who are facing accusations of cheating in college. Call 855-338-5299 or email him to schedule a free consultation.