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Drrrrrr. Celty

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No, it was a warning. The school did not take any action to limit your ability to enroll in classes or force you to take a semester off.

Likewise IA's that pertain to grades are not considered the same as violations of the school's ethical and civil code. I.e getting police involved, cheating, plagiarism, etc.
 

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So is this not something I should include on AACOMAS or would it be worth contacting them to find out? I only ask because they state on the instructions that any Warning would be considered an IA and the fact that it is right there on my transcript I didn't see much of a choice
 

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I mean, you can be safe and include it there. People review your application quite throughly, they can understand the difference between you cheating and you having a very bad semester especially if you explain it.

But I'm honestly under the assumption it's not an IA because no action was taken by the school.
 

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It falls on a grey zone. I would say that normally just a warning is something that doesn't go on transcript, but your situation includes something that's on transcript. It would be safer to report. Some schools are insane like Johns Hopkins: http://web.jhu.edu/prepro/Forms/Institutional.Action.pdf they pretty much expect you to say yes even to things that the university was never aware of, which is obviously just their way to say that if anything comes up you will be reprimanded.

What was your alleged IA? If not a big deal, play it safe and include it.
 

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There was no action it's just the warning on my transcript for the poor GPA that semester. I included it on my AACOMAS and explained it the best I could. Thank you for all the support, I guess it's just a technicality at this point so I will have to include it.

Was it considered a probationary period?
 

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There was no action it's just the warning on my transcript for the poor GPA that semester. I included it on my AACOMAS and explained it the best I could. Thank you for all the support, I guess it's just a technicality at this point so I will have to include it.
If it's a GPA warning, nobody is going to drop you just for that.
 

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Was it considered a probationary period?
Essentially yes, if your GPA did not improve the following semester there would be a hearing in which they decide what to do with you. I pulled honors the next semester and from then on so it was never an issue after the original warning however.
 

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Essentially yes, if your GPA did not improve the following semester there would be a hearing in which they decide what to do with you. I pulled honors the next semester and from then on so it was never an issue after the original warning however.

Include it and explain what they did. If you pulled yourself up then they won't hold it against you.
 

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OP has to put it in his/her application as a academic warning since it appears on the transcript...
 
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