Frequently Asked Questions about the JMU Honor Code Test
The intent of the JMU Honor Code Test is to increase individual student awareness of the JMU Honor Code, the importance of upholding the tenants of the honor code and to understand the Honor Council process and procedures in the case of an Honor Code violation.
If you entered JMU in the Fall 2006 semester or thereafter, you are required to take the test. All incoming undergraduate (first-year and transfer) students and all incoming graduate students must meet this requirement.
Yes, this test is not associated with the general education curriculum as are some of the first-year test requirements. All incoming students must complete this requirement.
You may take the online test anytime from any computer on or off-campus.
The deadline for completion of the test is the end of your first semester at JMU.
An information hold will prohibit you from receiving any official documentation from JMU (transcripts, diplomas). If a hold is placed on your record because you did not meet the deadline, you will receive an email informing you of the hold placement. Each time you log into e-campus you see the hold listed under the Holds heading on the main e-campus page. Click on the link to read the message. The hold will be removed shortly after you complete the test requirement.
The test is in a multiple-choice format and includes 30-35 questions. The test does not have a time restriction.
To prepare for the test, do the following:
· Read the JMU Honor Code and the related information . You may access the Honor Code at http://www.jmu.edu/honor/code.html
· View the two-part tutorial. Part 1 of the tutorial runs approximately 5 minutes. The information covered includes the JMU Honor Code and its importance to you as a JMU student. Part 2 of the tutorial runs approximately 5 minutes and provides information about the JMU Honor Council process and procedures. You may access the tutorials at www.jmu.edu/honor/test.shtml.
· If you have any difficulty understanding the honor code material, you may contact the Honor Council.
Yes, The tutorial is integrated into the test and you may view the tutorial while taking the test. Remember, the purpose of this requirement is to educate you about the honor code as much as possible.
Yes. However, if you take the test again on the same day, only the first score will upload to the system. If you decide to retake the test another day, each attempt is uploaded to the student administration system and, therefore, all of your attempts will become part of your record.
Yes. You are still required to take the test. All students entering JMU under a new status (second degrees included) are required to complete the requirement.
This problem generally occurs when a student ID has not been entered properly when logging into the test. The best resolution is to retake the test ensuring you have correctly entered your student ID.