Your lucky you did not fail the course, many people who receive academic dishonesty, not only have it on the record, but also the GPA tanks because of the F. You were lucky and many people would wish to just have it on the record without the F. Many of those people still apply to graduate schools, so you still have a decent shot.Hi all,
Here is my situation. I graduated from college two years ago with a 3.7 GPA, and since then I work as a system analyst in an electronics company.
Back in my sophomore year I committed an act of academic dishonesty and it is in my permanent record.I do not want to justify it, for what I did is indeed wrong and stupid. I took full responsibility for my act, and I believe it is rightfully that the record will be following me in the rest of my life. Everyday since then I am remorseful for what I did in that assignment, and how unfair it was to my peers who actually did their work.I truly learned my lesson from the incident, and won’t let that happen again.
Right after the incident,I was advised to “find a new career path”, or at least take few years off before I apply. I have a clean record since then, and I have pretty good shadowing and volunteer experience.After working for two years, I realize I still wanted to be a dentist, but I am not sure if it is worth a try given my situation. As far as I know academic dishonesty is the one of the worst red flags in dental school application. I cannot blame those who have second guesses on a candidate with dishonest past, and I understand there’s no way I could prove it was only a "one time thing”.
Please feel free to be as candid as you wish. I would really appreciate any thoughts you have.
Medical student eh? Take me under your wing, because you have to teach me how time can be replaceable.the best advice i can think of is this is probably the wrong forum to seek a worthwhile definite answer. whether most of the people here vote go for it or forget it, its probably not going to be helpful as the majority of us are pre-dents anyway.
that being said, youve got nothing to lose (other than some money) to apply - and thats replaceable. i would