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Academic Policies

The academic policies at Salzburg College closely follows the guidelines for US-American colleges and universities.


Attendance of courses and course-related excursions is mandatory. Only excused absences (illness, family emergency, etc.) are allowed. Traveling is not considered an excuse for missing any classes or any excursions offered by Salzburg College.

Course Related Field and Study Trips

Field trips and excursions constitute an important part of the academic experience at Salzburg College. Students are expected to attend these, take notes, and integrate them into their course work. For professional field trips appropriate dress is required.

Classroom Performance

During class no computers/laptops are permitted. All notes are to be taken manually. Deadlines for papers, reports, or any other assignments are indeed deadlines. Unless serious circumstances warrant some extension and such an extension is explicitly granted by the instructor, students' work is to be handed in on the due date. Failure to submit assignments punctually affects the student's grade detrimentally.

Grading Components and Scheme

Faculty decide the constituent parts making up the final grade of any course. In many cases faculty include active class participation as part of the grade. Class participation is much more than attendance: It usually includes demonstration of class preparation, active contribution to discussions, etc.

Grading scheme:

A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F 59% and below


No make-up tests or earlier tests will be given unless a student has informed the Salzburg College office beforehand and given a serious reason. Travel plans are not considered a serious reason.

Academic Honesty

Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of the educational goals of Salzburg College and its American partner institutions.

  • Cheating on a test will result in an F.
  • When writing papers, students are required to properly footnote the use of other persons' ideas.
  • Not acknowledging sources, whether from books, the internet or other sources, is plagiarism and will result in an F on the paper.
  • Submitting the work of another person as one's own will result in an F in the respective course.
  • Students may not turn in the same paper for two different courses.
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