Policies and Procedures

For Students, Parents, and Guardians
  • 2018 Summer School students are welcomed to Sciences Po (photo: Leila Hassona)2018 Summer School students are welcomed to Sciences Po (photo: Leila Hassona)

Covid-19 Information: Due to the global Covid-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to cancel the first session of the Pre-College Programme and to organise the second session online.

The following page reviews some of the most important rules and regulations that apply during the Pre-College Programme. 

The following regulations applies for the online 2020 Pre-College Programme:

Programme Regulations and Academic Integrity


Courses in the Pre-College Programme are academically rigorous and require significant involvement on the part of participants. Class attendance is mandatory for all students, unless they are excused for medical reasons. At the end of the programme, students will validate their studies with two final exams, including a group oral presentation and a short structured essay. Transcripts will be sent after the end of the programme.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to students who:

  • Fully respect the code of conduct and academic integrity,
  • Attend and fully participate in all classes,
  • Take the final exams,
  • Complete the programme and professor evaluation survey at the end of the session.

Sciences Po does not award academic credit for the completion of the Pre-College Programme.

Code of Conduct

Sciences Po’s academic rules and regulations are specified in the code of conduct, which students and their legal guardians must sign at the moment of registration. This document is intended to ensure the security and well-being of all students and the integrity of the university. 

Any failure to abide by these rules will be considered a breach of academic integrity and will prevent a student from obtaining a certificate of completion. A serious breach of the code of conduct may result in expulsion from the programme. The determination as to whether a student has violated the code of conduct is made by program staff, instructors, and administrators. Students who are expelled from the programme will not receive a certificate of completion. In the event of an explusion, tuition and other programme fees are strictly non-refundable.


In a case of suspected plagiarism, the professor must inform the Office of Studies and Academic Affairs and transmit the elements suspected of plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as when a student submits work that does not allow the reader to clearly distinguish his or her own thoughts from those of another author. This may include a copied phrase (of at least 5 words), a translation, or rephrasing that is improperly cited.

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