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Plagiarism and Accuracy of Application Materials Policy

Personal statements and any other accompanying documents that are submitted when an applicant applies to a Graduate Program at Boise State University must be uniquely their own. If any part of an application, including a personal statement, statement of purpose, writing sample, or other submitted writing, is plagiarized, or if an applicant intentionally misstates anything in their application, the application may be denied and/or admission to the Graduate College revoked. The penalty for any plagiarism found in an application is immediate rejection or dismissal from an academic program and from Boise State University, even if discovered after the applicant has been admitted and has matriculated at Boise State University. During application, if any discrepancies are found between the uploaded and official academic records or test scores, or if altered or forged records are submitted, Boise State University reserves the right to rescind any offer of admission. Applicants who submit fraudulent or plagiarized documents may be eligible to reapply after two years.