In the United States academic honesty is prized highly and academic dishonesty is punished severely and can lead to dismissal from a program or the university.
Academic honesty and dishonesty can be viewed differently in different cultures just as certain behaviors or actions in public life may be illegal in one country and completely legal in another country.
As a student wishing to earn a degree from a U.S. institution you must observe and understand the policies governing academic honesty at your institution regardless of what your cultural background is.
Just remember, when you cheat in any way, you are not learning the material and skills you need to succeed in our profession. A better grade is worth nothing if you cannot do the work on your own!
Please look at this short tutorial to become aware of ISU’s understanding of academic honesty and dishonesty.