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Academic Integrity

Prior to the start of the Fall semester, all incoming first-year undergraduate students are expected to complete Learning About Academic Integrity at MIT, an online module developed by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Learning About Academic Integrity at MIT is designed to provide a foundational understanding of the Institute’s academic integrity policy and to educate incoming students on MIT’s expectations for academic work.

When do I complete this program?

  • Students are expected to complete the module anytime between July 8 – July 29, 2024.

Why am I being asked to complete this program?

  • Academic integrity is at the core of MIT’s mission and is aligned with MIT’s Values: Excellence and Curiosity, Openness and Respect, and Belonging and Community.
  • We want to ensure that incoming students are aware of MIT’s expectations related to academic integrity and where to find more information on these expectations.
  • We want to ensure that incoming students know the most common potential policy violations that other students have engaged in and how to avoid violating policy while at the Institute.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

  • The module consists of six lessons that will take students a total time of approximately 30 minutes to complete. This module ends with a brief quiz. You must earn a grade of 80% or higher to pass the module.

What is the expectation for the successful completion of the program?

  • You must earn a grade of 80% or higher to pass the module. 

What information will be gathered?

Students will complete a brief quiz to assess their learning at the end of the module. Administrators will have access to student test scores, but will not have access to individual responses.

What if I have other questions about the program?

  • Contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at with questions about the Learning About Academic Integrity at MIT module.
  • For additional questions about the modules in general, please contact Michael Santoro at

What are the technical requirements needed to complete the program? Is there technical support?

To complete the program, you will need Internet access. If you do not have ready access to a computer, use a computer at a local library, copy center, or community center.If you experience any technical issues with the course including logging in or Duo authentication, contact the MIT Service Desk (

What do I do if I need disability accommodations for this online course?

If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to complete this online course in its current format, please contact Disability and Access Services, at 617-253-1674 or

How do I access this program?

This module is hosted through the MIT Learning Center in Atlas.

In order to access the MIT Learning Center, you will need to log in to MIT Touchstone using either your MIT Certificate or your Kerberos. You will also need to have your MIT Duo Security two-factor authentication set up.

You can access the links to all of the required modules through the ‘My Training Needs‘ page in the Learning Center. Click on the course name and within the course description page, click the ‘Begin Course’ button located at the bottom.

If at any point during the program, you are asked to create a username or provide an email address, please use your MIT e-mail address.