disclosing past academic performance?

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by pioneer research, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. pioneer research

    pioneer research Junior Member
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    Aug 28, 2001
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    Ok, here is my story. I attended graduate school in 1995. Because of some personal problems, I failed 3 classes my second semester and was dismissed. I now am applying to SGU and Ross but am at a crossroads about whether or not to disclose my past performance in grad school. My undergrad GPA is 3.2 with average MCATs (25). I have wanted to be a doctor since undergrad but the grad school grades put a big hold on that. Any advice?
  2. leorl

    Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
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    I believe you must disclose all past records. I don't know what procedure they use or if they check, but omitting that is akin to falsifying records. If they ask about it in interview or personal essay, just explain the situation and put a positive light on it...saying how you overcame those problems and how they have shaped your personal development, and they should be understanding.

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