Every student who is accepted to a UWC is required to sign a universal UWC Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct sets out the collective expectations the UWCs have for its students, and all expectations exist to insure that we all live in safe, respectful and responsible UWC communities. Academic integrity is not only an expectation in the UWC Code of Conduct; it is also a requirement in the IB program. Academic dishonesty is not tolerated by any UWC, nor the IB, and that includes presenting someone else’s written work as your own.
This application is your application, and you are fully expected to complete it entirely on your own. Failure to do so will result in a denial of your application, ineligibility to apply to any UWC in the future and, if it is determined after you have been admitted to UWC that you had inappropriate assistance with your application, your offer will be rescinded, your space at UWC withdrawn. We don’t expect your responses to be written in perfect English, nor for your ideas to be polished. UWC will help you perfect your English and teach you to present polished ideas. We expect you to present yourself, and if you advance to the interview stage of the application process we are going to spend a day comparing what you submitted in your application with the person you are on interview day. Be yourself throughout the application process and you will have a much better chance of acceptance. You will also feel so much prouder when you are actually offered admission.