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Hi all. So as I was filling out my CASPA application and stumbled upon the Academic Infraction section. At my first school I was put on disciplinary suspension for a year over an incident that was COMPLETELY blown out of proportion. I was in a physical altercation with another student at an off campus party - she initiated, I defended myself, she reported me. Not that I don't blame myself because I am still to blame but I feel that it's a huge red mark on my otherwise really good application (>1000 hours of HCE, honors, certifications, awards, etc.). I am obviously always going to admit to it on my applications because I feel that it is an integrity thing.... BUT will the committee totally overlook me just because of that incident? Or do I still have a chance???

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They won't completely overlook your entire application in most instances, depends on the school specifically. But for the most part, if you meet all the requirements and have a good application otherwise, they will still consider you. However, it still may be counted against you when comparing a similar application without an academic infarction. But if you get an interview, rock the interview, be confident! This one little thing won't ruin it for you. Goodluck!

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Hi! Thank you for your response! I kind of figured what you mentioned in your 3rd sentence about how it would be counted against me next to a very similar application. But otherwise you gave me a bit more confidence in my application process - now I feel like I can focus on my personal statement. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

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