Student Conduct Violation (Theft) I have a 3.7GPA
So I'm ex-navy Corpsman. I was in my first semester at a 4 year university (I just transferred from community college) and barely 1 year out of the military. Money was pretty tight and I was hungry (I was taking 18 units per semester so long hours at school) so I took a sandwich from the student store without paying for it and got caught. I was handcuffed, written a ticket, ended up paying almost $500 for that sandwich, and had to write an essay about it for the school (essentially I came from a crappy background, been working since I was 13y/o, the sandwich was not affordable and taking it was like my payback to society for my injustices). It didn't end up on my criminal record even as a misdemeanor, but it is on my school record. I apply to med schools this June.
I have tried like CRAZY to make myself into something better than the person who would attempt to steal a sandwich. I've volunteered 4hrs a week with hospice patients for 1.5 years, I train high school students to be catalysts for change to their own schools in regards to the bullying problem, I'm a high school outreach officer for the premed club on campus (I go to various high schools educating underprivileged kids how to get into college and how they can reach their full potential), I've been involved in 2 research groups for almost 1.5 years (psychology-prejuduce, chemistry-nanoparticles), I was a big brother for 2 years until my lil bro's death in 2011, and I have a university GPA of 3.7. I haven't taken the MCAT yet, but with the amount of studying I do, I anticipate getting a decent score.
With all this on the platter I plan on sending out to med schools, how will that student conduct violation affect my application and how bad? Thanks
Last edited by Calistizo619; 02-28-2012 at 09:01 PM.