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- Dec 8, 2006
I don't recall having the dean of my school comment on my application? Is this something new? I simply had to submit all transcripts, does your academic transcript show anything about the incident?so i know in the end that cheating is cheating, but i was considered a "level 1" by the dean, the least severe...still get slapped with academic misconduct (though not on my transcript). I overly collaborated with a friend on our lab writeup and now will have to check "yes" on the "have you been involved in academic misconduct" on my app. The dean said that if I am clean until the day I apply, she will comment (on the dean's part of the app) that I am in good standing since the incident.
This really bums me out, and I really do not know how admissions will see this. I mean, I did not cheat on a test or anything, but i still shared work with a classmate. I will be applying next year, and I plan on briefly stating along the lines that I "overly collaborated on a lab writeup and crossed the line that would state that my lab was completely my own work". Would that be fine or should I say more?
I am already pretty involved in school (competitive club sport, leader of 2 big clubs, volunteer/shadowing), so I would like them to see that my dedicating time to these tough commitments show that I do not normally "cut corners". I am just afraid that "once a cheater, always a cheater" attitude I will be getting from admissions. Will my otherwise hard work be acknowledged?
Has anyone gone through this and received fine results? Or did it severely limit your choice of school you could get an interview from, etc?
-bummed college kid who will keep fighting til the end
Schools might require verification when you get accepted that you are who you are as advertised in your application. They may ask for a letter from the Dean/Registrar that nothing else went on with the acceptee beside the transgressions that were mentioned. I think this case is the least serious transgressions that I've seen on SDN. If the OP is genuine it will show because it probably will be one minor blemish in an otherwise spotless (I mean not disciplinary action taken beside this) application.I don't recall having the dean of my school comment on my application? Is this something new? I simply had to submit all transcripts, does your academic transcript show anything about the incident?
It has to be mentioned. Otherwise the OP will automatically get the boot.I wouldn't mention it on the application until specifically asked. You will also need to determine specifically what conduct the dean was worried about address that specific concern and what you have learned from the experience. There is no "dean's section" on AADSAS or any secondary I have ever seen.
People cheat in dental school too. Give the school some $$ and not only will nothing happen to you but the school will tell you who ratted you out.