institutional action

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    Institutional Action- poor GPA due to family issues- How much is TMI?

    I need to know if the following has too much information for my app to explain my poor GPA for one semester. I want to emphasize that this was beyond the typical family issues and really is not something that (I hope) happens again. Please let me know if I should reword anything, leave...
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    Waitlist Inquiry

    Hey everyone! So I'm currently sitting on 6 MD waitlists and 1 DO acceptance. I have an institutional action on my application for plagiarism/misattribution from two years ago which I thoroughly discussed on my app and it was only brought up in two of my interviews. I was just wondering whether...
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    Institutional Action (or lack thereof) and Disciplinary Record

    An ex-girlfriend accused of stalking her months after we had broken up during my sophomore year in college. This was due to someone leaving her anonymous notes and flowers. I later found out that she only reported me to our university because she apparently couldn't figure out who else it could...
  4. annabanana96

    Institutional Action - Do I report this?

    Hey guys, So I'm filling out the primary right now and stumbled upon this beautiful question: Were you ever the recipient of any institutional action by any college or medical school for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violation, even though such action may not have interrupted...
  5. lucyrose42

    Really stressed about Institutional Action - Any advice appreciated

    Hi everyone, I am incredibly worried about an incident I was involved with my sophomore year. I was found in possession of marijuana (NOT smoking - I was in a friend's dorm room where the campus police found marijuana after an RA caught a look when the door was open.) I was issued a warning...
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    Marijuana Institutional Action and Low GPA

    Hello, My friend has an interesting case here. I’m just gonna give you the straight up facts (good,bad, ugly) he would like to share...and we’d like some input from this site on how best to get to medical school. GPA: 2.6 MCAT: Let’s assume he gets 510 to put a number. Race: Hispanic...
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    Institutional Action Question

    Hey everyone just had a quick question. So I was given a year-long "disciplinary probation" that would be placed on my unofficial transcript that would be removed afterwards and had to write a 1000 word essay about academic integrity for an alleged plagiarism case. It was for the first draft of...
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    Silicon Valley Software Engineer to Medical School

    Hello, I am currently employed as a software engineer at a SV Tech company. I am considering switching in to medicine. I graduated from a UC 6 months ago with a double major in bioengineering and electrical engineering, my final GPA was 3.46. I had an emotional setback towards the end of my...
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    Institutional Action Question

    Hey guys, I attend a small Christian school that requires you to attend chapel every so often. When I was a freshman I pledged a fraternity and was asked by a senior to attend a chapel for him. You must swipe your student ID to get credit for the chapel you attend so I attempted to swipe this...
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    Institutional Action

    Hi all!! So I’m having a small problem at my university. Its not official that I have been sanctioned but its likely that I will be, with at least a warning. The institutional action is that in my dorm room we had a toaster and something ubstructing a fire alarm. The toaster was in fact mine...
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    Institutional Action as a reapplicant

    I failed to report institutional action on my first AMCAS application. The instances were in my freshman and sophomore years of college and did not result in probation of any sort. The first, I was involved with a "dorm party" and written up. The second, I received a Minor in Possession of...
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    Institutional action ?

    hello I am about to get found guilty by title ix of breaking a no contact order and probably stalking an ex girlfriend. I went a year without messaging her but she was telling all of my peers and my bosses BS so I sent her an email saying mean things. Nothing threatening. I am probably...
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    Institutional Action Question

    Hello all! I am looking to get advice from more senior posters/adcom members about an IA.
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    Complicated Situation(s)

    So I am finishing my applications for MD/DO. My senior year in undergrad I was accused of theft and stalking through the school's complaint system. I was barred from campus during the process but was still able to complete coursework Question #1: does this count as institutional action and/or...
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    Institutional action for alleged plagiarism. Should I report it on my med school apps??

    Hey y'all. I'm applying to MD and DO schools this coming cycle. I'm conflicted as to whether to mention my "institutional action" on the applications. My sophomore year of college I got in trouble for alleged plagiarism of a lab report. Supposedly I didn't cite the primary literature article I...
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    Is this institutional action?

    Hello, I would like to know if a particular incident that occurred previously is institutional action or not? If it is a plan on reporting it to AMCAS, but I am unsure because it is a somewhat weird situation. I attend a football school and live in a house off campus. For one football weekend...
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    Looking for advice on what implications does the following IA have

    SDN, I'm a freshman student and I recently received what I would consider an IA for a parking violation (received an in-house citation for parking in an administrative/staff space at around 8:00pm for approximately 15 minutes, can explain if necessary). Parking violations are, by university...
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    When do IA's come up during the admissions process?

    When would admissions officers review an applicant's IA's? between secondary and II? After the interview? What is the protocol usually like when they do begin reviewing? @Goro @LizzyM
  21. CUatthefinishline

    Institutional Action Letter

    [Shortened] My questions: Do I obtain this letter myself & upload it to the secondary (as one school has implied)? Do I have the school submit the letter to AMCAS, then forward it to each school? (& will this letter count towards my letter limit at the school?) Who actually has to write this...
  22. legalizeranch123

    Forgot to disclose institutional action on AMCAS

    I forgot to state that I had student conduct violations on my primary AMCAS application because I'm an idiot and thought "institutional actions" meant only probation/suspension/etc. Now I'm drafting a letter detailing this and sending it to each school I've applied to. Does this severely hurt my...
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    Institutional Action Question

    Hi, I have a question that I couldn't find an answer to. Background: my sophomore year, some friends and I went onto the roof of a friend's dorm. The "roof" was a balcony in the past, but now was accessible through windows. The ledge surrounding it was probably 3 feet high. So it was no more...
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    IA Official Documentation?

    I just read on Temple's website that they require an official document detailing IA's sent to them from your school if you've had an institutional action. This is the first I've heard of this. Is this the case for most schools? Does anybody have a list of the schools that require it? Thanks
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    Multiple Institutional Actions Question...freaking out

    I have 3 IA's on my record and I'm freaking out. I'm currently 25 and hoping to apply this cycle. My junior year (2013) of college I received an alcohol violation. I was drinking in a friends room getting ready for a sorority formal. She had requested that I didn't disposed of the (beer)...
  26. led_smith

    Chances as Re-Applicant

    So for the 2017 cycle, I was interviewed at 2 schools (Wake Forest, and SUNY Upstate) and rejected everywhere except a WL at Wake Forest - still no reply. Basically, I talked to an adcom at SUNY Upstate who told me that I was rejected largely due to the fact that I neglected to disclose a...
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    Need Input on how to Address some IAs

    So, I have a decently solid application but there is one big problem. I have 3 IAs. Things get interesting at #3. 1) for alcohol and fire safety in the dorms. That one is pretty annoying because the fire safety part was that my roommate had a hotplate that he refused to stop using. The alcohol...
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    Really Long(IA), 3.6sgpa, 3.53cgpa, MCAT 504-->506-->509 School list and WAMC

    Hello y'all, After reading so many WAMC, definitely nervous to be posting, but I wanted some opinions on WAMC, as well as, a possible school list. Going to be a pretty long post, but its comprehensive of my app. The story is below with the IA. Double Major: Biology & Psychology sGPA: 3.59...
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    AMCAS - Institutional Action (IA) Question

    Hello all, I am in the midst of preparing my application and came by the IA question and need some input if an incident I had with an old roommate qualifies as something I would need to report (please read before formulating your conclusions): Briefly, I had a very negative experience with my...
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    Need Advice on Institutional Action

    Hi everyone, Thanks for the input. This is really stupid but not sure what to do. My senior year I lived alone in on-campus housing and had a little fish tank in my room (literally an old tide-pods container with one little fish). It was found during a random room check, my fish was...
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    Institutional Action Question - Admonition

    So I was given an admonition for a class by a professor. For the AMCAS, would I have to report it as an Insitutional Action even though no one from the administration of the University acted? Here is exactly how my University phrases an Admonition: An admonition might be appropriate when the...
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    Institutional Action

    Hey I'm new to SDN but need some help on a recent issue. So I'm a freshman at the moment and about a month ago I received an Institutional Action. It was an extremely small, stupid mistake. For my stats class, we are technically allowed to work together on homework assignments, so two of my...
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    Bad Institutional Action

    So my freshman year I did some stupid things. I had an alcohol violation, as well as a theft violation from one of the dining halls on campus. Not making excuses, but a parent was going through bankruptcy and borrowed money from me. I didn't have enough myself and I was going hungry. Stupid...
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    Scared re-applicant- question about Institutional Action

    Hi all! I applied this past year, and so far have been unsuccessful. I believe I will have to reapply. However, in my 2016 application, I, unfortunately and stupidly, reported an IA that I now know is not on my record, and I don't think it actually counts as an institutional action. I really...
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    Institutional Action w/ Extenuating Circumstances

    GPA: 3.8 I recently received an IA for cheating on an exam and there is a possibility that I will be hit with an academic probation (IA) or a written warning (does not go anywhere). My grades and service and leadership have been stellar until the beginning of this semester, when I faced a...
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    MD What are my chances with Academic Intergrity and 515 (130/127/130/128), 3.85 cPGA, 3.88 sGPA

    During the fall 2015 of my junior year I wrote a paper for my honors college class (Oxford) explaining my undergraduate research and my plans to publish a thesis over it. The honors college requires every student to publish a thesis before they graduate, and Oxford is a class to help students...