craw1794 Posted July 18, 2017 Share Posted July 18, 2017 Hi everyone! This is my first post on a forum so I really hope I'm posting in the correct place/not repeating a question! So here it goes... Sophomore year I got in trouble with the University for academic misconduct. The misconduct was over a homework assignment in a class that I had already completed. My friend had a few questions about formatting since it was an online class, so I sent one of my old homework's as an example. Long story short she accidentally turned in my assignment (with my name on it and everything) instead of the one she said she completed on her own. I know it wasn't an exam or anything but the whole situation looked really bad and I understand that cheating is cheating. The sanction doesn't show up on my transcript and everything else shows that I'm in "Good Academic Standing" since I completed a course required by the University and have kept a clean record since the incident, but I know that the case isn't completely expunged from my record... so if any PA programs were to contact the school asking for my records they would be able to see the report. I have not only learned my lesson, but I have also learned the true meaning of integrity and I'm truly embarrassed by my actions. This incidence is something that has caused me so much anxiety that I even postponed applying last cycle because I wasn't sure how to handle it on the CASPA app. I firmly believe that honesty is the best policy, so of course I would check the "yes" on CASPA where it asks about academic issues, but I was wondering if that would kind of automatically knock me out from getting interviews with programs? I'm just terrified that I no longer have a chance. I've also been going back and forth with how I should approach the application... should I ask the head of academic affairs if they would be willing to write one of my letters of recommendation to support my case or would that just call more attention to the issue? I also know CASPA provides a small box to explain anything but I'm not sure if I should try to fit everything there or just check "yes" and hope I get an interview and that I can explain myself there in person? This is something that keeps me up at night... so any advice would be great! Especially from anyone who has been on the admission side. Thank you for your help and good luck to everyone applying! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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