Will I be completely overlooked if I answer yes to academic dishonesty question on CASPA?
My senior year of undergrad I took an management online course. There was an ungraded assignment that I didn't think I had to complete. To my dismay, the professor stated in his syllabus that the failure to complete this specific module to the best of our ability would result in being reported as academic dishonesty. Needless to say, he reported over 100 students. I had zero intentions of cheating. It was an act of laziness-- if anything. The assignment itself was ungraded and didn't even go towards my grade to begin with. I was just given a written warning for "the failure to comply with instructions." I tried to appeal but the professor was trying to make a point to the class. I still received an A in the course. However, I understand that I must answer yes to the academic dishonesty question.
I am discouraged and worried that this mistake will cost me my future as a PA. I am not sure how to explain what happened in only 500 characters and have them believe that it really was just that and not me trying to put a positive twist on my actions. The rest of my application is fairly strong. It will be two years since this occurred when I apply. Should I be worried? Will PAs even consider me? Any advice would be appreciated.
I started a job as a CNA in a hospital shortly after submitting my CASPA application to schools. However, since it is a current position that I plan on staying in until I start a program, how do I maintain my CASPA application, specifically the "number of weeks" section required for the experience? I do not have an acceptance this cycle as of now, and I want to keep schools I haven't heard back from up to date. I don't know whether to put in 52 weeks in that section since I will be there for approximately one year from my start date even if I get into a program this cycle, or just keep updating it every week that goes by? Right now I have 52 weeks in that section with a disclaimer explaining my start date and plans to keep the position until I start a program in the "description/key responsibilities" section under it. Please share your own experiences, I can't be the only one in this dilemma! Thanks in advance 🙂
I was checking my verified application & I have “Punjabi” listed under “native language”.
On CASPA my response to “first language” was “Punjabi”.
To clarify, I am fluent in English. (I’ve been speaking English since I was 5!! I answered to "first language" quite literally.)
Will I run into any problem with PA programs? Would they assume otherwise?
--I was born in California and went to schools K-12 in Cali and then Uni of Cali, Santa Cruz for undergrad.
Has anyone else experienced this?
**The application is locked & I am unable to change it to English**