dchoi

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it's not going to be good. did you already apply? honestly, any acceptance will probably be rescinded... especially because you never got the chance to put it down on your aadsas app. they usually want to see a few years after the mistake to make sure you learned from your mistake and matured.
 
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i dont apply for another two years, i am still finishing up my undergrad
 
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it's not going to be good. did you already apply? honestly, any acceptance will probably be rescinded... especially because you never got the chance to put it down on your aadsas app. they usually want to see a few years after the mistake to make sure you learned from your mistake and matured.

i dont apply for another 2 years, I do have the opportunity to do a diversion program that is a year long but it requires me to move back home from kentucky to pa missing school for a year.
 

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I just recently got charged with a misdemeanor possession of controlled substance. Does this change things or will my application be basically null??

anyhelp will be appreciated.
the problem with these type of charges isn't whether the school accepts you or not... its whether the state will allow you to get a license AFTER wasting 400k earning a DDS/DMD degree. this is the main reason schools don't accept people with a record, its because they can't (or its VERY difficult) to get licensed
 
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the problem with these type of charges isn't whether the school accepts you or not... its whether the state will allow you to get a license AFTER wasting 400k earning a DDS/DMD degree. this is the main reason schools don't accept people with a record, its because they can't (or its VERY difficult) to get licensed
so my best bet is to do the diversion program and move back home for a year?
 

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i mean, i'd say your chances for this immediate cycle are not good.

plus you can pretty much count out the military scholarships as well...for the time being at least.
 

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so my best bet is to do the diversion program and move back home for a year?
I don't know... you need to contact the right people and try ur best not to have anything on ur record.
 
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You definitely shouldn't be coming on SDN with the expectation for a pity party. I personally do not think you have the maturity to be a dentist now. I know many in admissions will be in agreement with me. If you are accepted and your application is not rescinded it will be a shame for all of those that applied with clean records and were put on the waitlist or rejected with similar scores. Maybe in a couple of years you can reapply after learning how to make better choices. What an idiot-man kids today...maybe I'm getting to old to understand the choices of the youth!
 

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first of all im not expecting a pity party just some honest help, second of all i havent applied im two years away from applying.
If I were you I would say, miss the year of school, go back home do your best to get it dismissed, apply in three years. The more time between the incident and applying, is more time to show the adcoms you have turned over a new leaf. In the mean time, sooner than later, do some research, find out if you will be able to be liscensed with such a charge, find out which schools have admitted kids in your situation in the past. No one here knows. Make some calls. Good luck.
 

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ill give you the only advice you need to hear

contact the schools you want to apply and ask their admission ppl
you wont get ish from here
 
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Definitely look into that. Keep in mind you might need an explanation on your app as to why you left school for a year. Honesty is the best policy!
 

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it would totally expunge it
Then you NEED to do the program!!

You don't ever want anything on your record and if you have the opportunity to get it erased, you need to do whatever it takes.

On top of the program, i would hire a good lawyer to make sure this gets taken care of properly.
 

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You definitely shouldn't be coming on SDN with the expectation for a pity party. I personally do not think you have the maturity to be a dentist now. I know many in admissions will be in agreement with me. If you are accepted and your application is not rescinded it will be a shame for all of those that applied with clean records and were put on the waitlist or rejected with similar scores. Maybe in a couple of years you can reapply after learning how to make better choices. What an idiot-man kids today...maybe I'm getting to old to understand the choices of the youth!
Holy wow didn't know we had Jesus Christ himself on these forums. Who made you the moral high ground around here, are you perfect?

The guy is asking for advice because he got himself in a ****ty situation, what pity party are you talking about? What do you know about what his/her situation is, whether right/wrong, is or isn't doing better. That's none of your damn business.

Damn some people need to hit the gym or find some other ways to blow off steam.
 

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speaking from personal experience... i have something on my record from 5 years ago. I have showed the dental schools that I have definitely matured after that experience. I've been accepted to 1 school and waitlisted at a few more. I actually did not expunge it from my record. I have heard stories of things coming up on the background checks even though they expunged it from their record. I personally would still list the problem on my aadsas app even if i got it expunged because like people before me have said, honesty is the best choice. I, personally, do not want to hide my mistake. I owned up to it and will never make a stupid mistake ever again. I showed the dental schools that I continually educate others so that they don't make the same mistake.

What has been done, has been done. I don't want you to lie if you don't change, but if you do change (i hope you do), then there is nothing to be afraid of.
 
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Can you just transfer to a school in KY without missing school time? Getting the charge expunged should be your top priority though.
 

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If your charge is expunged, it's as if never happened. When you apply, AADSAS will ask you have you ever been convicted not charged. The answer is no because the case was dismissed. A similar situation happened to a friend of mine and this is what his lawyer said. Of course every situation is different.
 

dentalWorks

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You definitely shouldn't be coming on SDN with the expectation for a pity party. I personally do not think you have the maturity to be a dentist now. I know many in admissions will be in agreement with me. If you are accepted and your application is not rescinded it will be a shame for all of those that applied with clean records and were put on the waitlist or rejected with similar scores. Maybe in a couple of years you can reapply after learning how to make better choices. What an idiot-man kids today...maybe I'm getting to old to understand the choices of the youth!
wtf is this?
this is outside of the main topic of this posting. People make mistakes (yes, some mistakes are very costly) but nonetheless, many people have straightened out their lives because of costly mistakes..