English Language Support: Classroom Expectations

Attend Class

Attendance is required for most classes and may even impact your grade for the course.



Be Timely

  • Arrive to class on time and stay for the entire class.
  • If you need to leave or miss a class, notify the professors in advance.



Participation in Class

  • Expected & Encouraged
  • Ask questions
  • Assert your opinion




  • Sit near the front of the class. This will help with comprehension.
  • Introduce yourself to Professor after the first class.
  • Tell them you are an international student.
  • Mention any concerns you may have.



Attend Office Hours

  • Weekly time set by the professor to work one-on-one with students.
  • Use this time to ask more in-depth questions or for further clarification of topics.




  • Using the ideas and words of another without citing the sources.
  • You cannot claim you did not know that you were plagiarizing.
  • Failing grade for the assignment or a failing grade for the entire semester may be given.
  • 2nd will result in suspension from the university.
  • 3rd will result in dismissal from the university.



Work Independently

  • Do not copy the work of someone else.
  • Cheating is a serious offense & not seen as “helping” another student.
  • If you are unsure of what kind of “group work” is allowed, ask your professor.