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Hey all,

Today I received an official reprimand. Why? Well, last week my girlfriend (of 3 years) came to my room unescorted. Keep in mind she has been doing this for the last 3 years. So my RA who who has it out for me wrote me up for this. She said that I should have informed her of the university policy that states that all non-residents must be accompanied by an escort.

So, what I must ask is....
Is this official reprimand an official reprimand?
Will this have any effects on my chances of getting accepted?
Has anyone with an institutional action been accepted?
 

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unless the institution you are applying to is like Loma Linda, then I dont think you have anything to worry about.

if you explain it, then i think the adcoms will see that it was just one of those ridiculous things.
 
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Dude, where do you go to school? That sucks!!

I guess I am spoiled though- all co-ed, no rules, no one cares, whoo-hoo!!!
 

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thats absurd. do you go to Liberty U in Lynchburg?

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D'oh! I doubt it'll cause any type of ruckus within your admissions process. Unless your "gf" was actually a stripper and then that would make for a fabulous story during the interview.
 

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D'oh! I doubt it'll cause any type of ruckus within your admissions process. Unless your "gf" was actually a stripper and then that would make for a fabulous story during the interview.

yup, and unless the "stripper" was actually a prostitute. in which case it might not be that fabulous of a story. :D
 

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Originally posted by fun8stuff
Hey all,

Today I received an official reprimand. Why? Well, last week my girlfriend (of 3 years) came to my room unescorted. Keep in mind she has been doing this for the last 3 years. So my RA who who has it out for me wrote me up for this. She said that I should have informed her of the university policy that states that all non-residents must be accompanied by an escort.

So, what I must ask is....
Is this official reprimand an official reprimand?
Will this have any effects on my chances of getting accepted?
Has anyone with an institutional action been accepted?
I am afraid you will not be accepted due to your reprimand. I wish you luck in finding a new career. :)
 

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Originally posted by Mr. Rosewater
yup, and unless the "stripper" was actually a prostitute. in which case it might not be that fabulous of a story. :D

LOL... yeah, that would be a great story....

It does suck. I just go to a small state school. No one has probably ever heard of it. My school is big for pharmacy and optometry. The rules are kind of new in a way. A couple months ago there were 2 rapes on campus so the security has been uped. Two guys walked right into a girls dorm room. If people just locked their doors everything would be fine. Bunch of bologna, if you ask me.

Thanks for the reassurement. With taking the MCAT and all, every little thing stresses me out this semester. I'm kinda on edge about everything. Yes, Slickness, I know I sound ridiculous.

I just hope there are no schools that screen applicants based on institutional action where a "yes" is an automatic rejection no matter the cause. Oh well... I should spend more time focusing on the MCAT than on this.

Thanks again.
 

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Be sure to include it on your application. If anything, it makes you more experienced and well-rounded, and is an interesting reason to invite someone for interview.
 

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Originally posted by carrigallen
Be sure to include it on your application. If anything, it makes you more experienced and well-rounded, and is an interesting reason to invite someone for interview.

Ha! I sure hope so! :)
 

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Originally posted by fun8stuff

Bunch of bologna, if you ask me.


Hey, i'm not trying to pick on you or anything...
but I'm curious - do most people spell the word "bologna" or "baloney" when using it in this context?

As for a response to the OP... yeah, that's pretty lame. I don't think it'll provide any problems. Go with what everyone else has been saying - it'll be something to laugh at during your interviews!
 
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Originally posted by SpiffyJWC
Hey, i'm not trying to pick on you or anything...
but I'm curious - do most people spell the word "bologna" or "baloney" when using it in this context?

As for a response to the OP... yeah, that's pretty lame. I don't think it'll provide any problems. Go with what everyone else has been saying - it'll be something to laugh at during your interviews!


I was always told that "baloney" was wrong and that "bologna" was right, but I just took a look at dictionary.com and it turns out that "baloney" is a word. I guess "baloney" is the proper spelling for when one is talking about nonsense.

Thanks again for the encouraging words. I hope it will be a laugh.
 

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I think the gravity of the situation depends on where you go to school. I've been an RA at a major state university and where I worked, this sort of stuff didn't leave housing.

Now, if you go to some small, religious school, this might be slightly more important.

IF this reprimand came from "the department of student housing" or something similar, just throw it in the trash, have a beer, get it on with your significant other and forget about the incident forever.

IF it came from the "Dean's office" or "Campus Judicial Board" I think you should still have a beer, get it on, and forget about it.

Seriously, I don't think you even need to disclose this. Why? Because it's ******ed to get in trouble for having your girlfriend over... even if it is against the "rules" in your dorm.

As for your RA... I suggest that you let the air out of his tires or something... what a jerk!

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Originally posted by Slickness
I am afraid you will not be accepted due to your reprimand. I wish you luck in finding a new career. :)

I agree 100%. This can be very damaging to your future. It is right up there with not getting enough gold stars in preschool.

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I agree 100%. This can be very damaging to your future. It is right up there with not getting enough gold stars in preschool.

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i used to steal other kiddies gold stars in preschool. bastards never knew. ha!
 

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I reported institutional action (alcohol violation) on my AMCAS. I was worried it might hurt my chances but I dont think it did. One interviewer kinda laughed at me for even reporting it cuz it wasnt a big deal. I wouldnt even bother to reportr your offence. It seems to trivial, almost like a parking ticket.
 

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I slept with my wife in her dorm for a year and never got caught.:cool: This is so common and you should not worry about this. I even doubt if this will count as an institutional action.
 

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When I was an RA, I didn't care if the residents on my hall had girls over late at night when they technically weren't supposed to. I didn't think it was fair to report them for doing something I myself did!

Who does your RA think he is? Sorry you don't have a cool one.
 

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D'oh! I doubt it'll cause any type of ruckus within your admissions process. Unless your "gf" was actually a stripper and then that would make for a fabulous story during the interview.

If I was your interviewer I would'nt let you in...




























Unless you sent me an 8x10 glossy:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 

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Originally posted by fun8stuff
She said that I should have informed her of the university policy that states that all non-residents must be accompanied by an escort.

So must all escorts (from escort services) be accompanied by non-residents then? ;)

Dont worry about it, its not a big deal at all. If it comes up, talk about how long you've been together, commitment, etc. It could turn into an advantage. :D
 

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This is absolutely ****ing ridiculous. Not only is this RA an anal-retentive prick...this one incident should really have NO bearing on your admissions chances. I wouldn't even report an incident like this...I always thought "institutional action" meant that you had to be dragged into the Dean's Office for cheating on an exam, plagarizing a paper, etc. I actually consider the aforementioned offenses pretty serious (cheating, plagarizing, etc) and stuff like that would probably raise a red flag with admissions committees.

However, stupid **** like this shouldn't even count as "institutional action"...you just got a write-up from an anal RA over practically NOTHING. This "write-up" will probably end up being filed with the Office of Housing and Dining at your school...I don't really see any "institutional action" being taken. Boy, I sure hope the Dean of your school doesn't threaten to expel you from his fine institution over bringing an unescorted girl into your dorm...:rolleyes:

Don't sweat it man. I seriously doubt this even counts as "institutional action" and I really do not think it even merits inclusion on your AMCAS.
 

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Talk to your premed advisor about this. If he/she thinks this is something you should include in your application, then do so. Otherwise, forget about it and you will have "official words" for not including this. Just make sure you have your sympathetic face when talking to you advisor like this: :rolleyes: .He/she will most likely say no.:D :D
 

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to THE op LISTEN you have nothing to worry about. Your RA might tell you he's written a report, but AS LONG as:

1) it's NOT on your official transcripts

2) a police report

you have NOTHING to worry about, I would NOT report it to AMCAS because you don't have to.

My advice to you is to talk to the residency director or the dean of your college about the report and the RA and tell them he has been harrasing you and acting inappropriately towards you.

BUT this is NOT something to loose sleep over TRUST ME and it should NOT affect your chances of getting into med school.

So relax buddy.........
 

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I agree with Ocean. This is not actually "institutional action," it's more like an action on the part of a specific department (ie, residence life). Action taken against a student that is termed institutional action usually involves academic probation, suspension, or expulsion.

BTW...my school also required guests to be escorted due to several rapes (and one still unsolved murder). It's really a pain in the rear when you have to go sign in EVERY single friend that comes up to your room.
 

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This is not Institutional Action unless the report leaves your housing department, winds up in judicial affairs, and you receive a punishment. Do not report this incident unless all of the above occurs.
 

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I went to a very conservative, very small private Catholic undergrad. During my freshman year, I got "written up" for a very serious drinking violation. However, having seen my transcript, I can attest that there is absolutely no mention of it, which leads me to believe that the only time you should be concerned about a violation is if you are applying to your own university's MS, as they would be privy to an internal file. However, if you're applying anywhere else, they are likely only to see your transcript, which would make note of an academic violation (e.g. cheating) but probably does not make mention of internal, college-related problems. I was placed on personal probation for a semester, and even this didn't appear on my transcript.
 

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You know the old story about finding out the length of the Emperor of China's nose by asking every subject in the country and averaging their responses?

:D

That's what we have going on here. Just contact your school administration and ask whether this constitutes an "institutional action". They will know. (Personally, I doubt it does, but I don't actually know any more than anyone else on this thread what your school's policies are.)

If it is, then you must report it; just don't make a big deal out of it because it isn't one. If it's not, then you can forget the whole thing.

I had to do the same thing because when I was an undergraduate drama major, my school had a "cuts" policy--they got rid of about 1/2 to 2/3 of every incoming class. This had NOTHING to do with academics, it was strictly based on what they thought of your acting. (Of course, they'd then give you a D in acting to back up their decision, but that was after the fact.) When it came time to fill out my AMCAS, I wondered if it was something I needed to report, so I called the dean and asked. Answer: "Advised to Withdraw" is not an institutional action. Only academic probation, suspension and expulsion are institutional actions."

Problem solved.

:cool:

And no one in any of my interviews even asked about the D's in acting.
 

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HawkeyeBFP said:
You know the old story about finding out the length of the Emperor of China's nose by asking every subject in the country and averaging their responses?

:D

That's what we have going on here. Just contact your school administration and ask whether this constitutes an "institutional action". They will know. (Personally, I doubt it does, but I don't actually know any more than anyone else on this thread what your school's policies are.)

If it is, then you must report it; just don't make a big deal out of it because it isn't one. If it's not, then you can forget the whole thing.

I had to do the same thing because when I was an undergraduate drama major, my school had a "cuts" policy--they got rid of about 1/2 to 2/3 of every incoming class. This had NOTHING to do with academics, it was strictly based on what they thought of your acting. (Of course, they'd then give you a D in acting to back up their decision, but that was after the fact.) When it came time to fill out my AMCAS, I wondered if it was something I needed to report, so I called the dean and asked. Answer: "Advised to Withdraw" is not an institutional action. Only academic probation, suspension and expulsion are institutional actions."

Problem solved.

:cool:

And no one in any of my interviews even asked about the D's in acting.


Hey, Thanks for everyone's answers! Haha.. I forgot about this thread. I will call up my school and ask if it counts as institutional action before I submit my app. I am really not worried even if I have to report it- it is very minor.

Does anyone know where on AMCAS they ask about this? I can't even find it now.

Just for an update....
I wrote a letter to the Dean of Housing and Dean of Student Affairs complaining of her behavior and saddly to say she will not be an RA next semester. :) I guess I was not the only one who wrote and complained. What eventually pushed me over the edge is that she said she would be glad if she could keep me out of medical school and we saw her bf walking around unescorted.
 

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I'm pretty sure this doesn't count as institutional action. :rolleyes:

I got kicked out of the Air Force Academy years ago for cheating. Yes, I was young and immature. THAT counts as institutional action.

I still got accepted to two schools and wait listed at two.
 

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Crake said:
However, having seen my transcript, I can attest that there is absolutely no mention of it, which leads me to believe that the only time you should be concerned about a violation is if you are applying to your own university's MS, as they would be privy to an internal file.


That is very true, a dean of students at UW told me they look into all the usually closed files
 
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