I am applying to Med School this year, and know there is a question on the AMCAS about academic violation. During my first semester at college (High Ranking School), I made an bad error of judgment and have since been paying the price. I was going through an emotional crisis that semester, and missed a class where the prof announced an upcoming test. I didn't know about the exam and was sick the week of the exam and missed it. To make the story short, the excuse I recieved from my doctor had the wrong date for my illness, and I changed the letter to make the date match. I could have withdrawn from the class, but not knowing there was such a thing, I had a black mark along with an F put on my record. I felt I couldn't stay at this school anymore and transferred to my state school. Well, now I'll be a graduating senior at the state school (Bio major/chem minor), have managed to mantain a 4.0 offsetting the F along with loads of ECs that show me to be an ethical person, along with good LORs. (Taking the MCAT next week, wish me luck!) To get to my question, has anyone had any experience with this situation or know somebody who has in terms of how ADCOMS will view such a thing? P.S. It was and still is extremely discouraging realizing that this dumb event which I take responsibility for could result in myself not being accepted to Med School despite all the hard work I have done in the last 3 years to try offset my foolish decision as a freshman. Ugh, what can I do, this is life.