SDN Chief Administrator
10+ Year Member
- Sep 30, 2008
- Reaction score
If the prof isn't the person who gave you the IA then I don't think this notation would move the needle.Hi SDN Admin,
I received an IA for an academic dishonesty violation during the second semester of my sophomore year. I worked two jobs at the time and very regretfully wrote equations on my hand before an ochem lab practical. Extremely stupid, I know. Immediately after the incident, I quit both jobs and dedicated myself to my studies, something I should have done from the get-go. I understand my actions represented a lapse in moral judgment and integrity, which puts me at an even greater disadvantage for the app cycle. I have done my best to demonstrate that I am not the person I was two years ago and that I have grown a lot since the IA. My GPA up to then was around a 2.8 and since, I have maintained a 3.9+ each semester. I am also the director of nonprofit education at a test prep agency, where I have hundreds of hours tutoring disadvantaged students for college entrance exams. As we begin the app cycle, I wanted to know if there was any advice you might have in addressing the IA. I will be checking the box on the app and be 100% forthright and honest. Would it be worth it to mention the incident to one of my letter writers who knows me very well and could add a statement like "X has grown a lot since his IA in 2019..." They are not the ochem professor who I received the IA from, but they can definitely attest to the growth of my character. I appreciate any and all advice, thank you.
Whether or not this is an app killer depends on the overall strength of your app otherwise.