Academic Standards and Regulations

Learners and instructors are bound by the standards and regulations described here.

Academic Integrity Policy

Peloton Institute fosters a spirit of honesty and integrity. Learners at Peloton Institute are responsible for following accepted standards of academic integrity. Distance learning programs require a higher level of self-monitoring with regard to academic integrity. Learners found guilty of academic dishonesty or plagiarism will be liable for sanctions, which may include dismissal from the program.

Code of Conduct

Peloton learners agree to treat the opinions of others with respect. Derisive comments on the work or opinions of others will not be tolerated in online discussions or other interactive forums. Communications with learners or instructors containing threats and discriminatory statements regarding another student's race, nationality, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated. Work submitted for evaluation is assumed that of the student. Evidence of plagiarism, cheating, or the submission of false or misleading information, including information about the student's prior academic background, is grounds for dismissal.

Continuous Enrollment

In order to receive the Certificate of Advanced Study, Peloton Institute learners must complete all coursework within 12 months from the date of enrollment in their first course. 

Course Completion Policy

Each course must be completed in 16 days Failure to complete a course within the allotted time frame will result in a grade of "I" (Incomplete) being keyed on the scheduled last day of course. If an "I" is keyed the student will need to reenroll, including paying course tuition, and complete the course as appropriate.

Learners may request a one week extension, so long as the request form is submitted and approved at least the week before the scheduled end date of the course. If an extension is requested after the deadline it will not be approved and the student must submit all modules by the end of the scheduled last day of course or receive the Incomplete. Learners will be limited to one extension per course.

Withdrawal Policy 

If a student does not feel that he or she will be able to complete the required course work within the allotted time for any reason, the student may petition the Registrar to withdraw from the class. To do this a student must send an email, including the course number, to the Office of the Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting the withdrawal. The request must be made before the student's scheduled end date for that class. To view all scheduled end dates please visit the Academic Calendar. All withdrawals will show up on the student's transcript as a "W". Please note, when withdrawing from a course or program the student is subject to the applicable policies.

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