Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

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Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:48 pm

So I've figured out that Columbia requires a Dean's Letter if one has ever been on academic probation. I'm trying to contact my Dean's Office now to get these out of the way, but I'd prefer to ask them to send these in one batch.

Does anyone know if Yale, Harvard, NYU, or UChicago or other T14s will require these as well so that I can just ask my school to send it to them all now?

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:56 pm

acrossthelake wrote:So I've figured out that Columbia requires a Dean's Letter if one has ever been on academic probation. I'm trying to contact my Dean's Office now to get these out of the way, but I'd prefer to ask them to send these in one batch.

Does anyone know if Yale, Harvard, NYU, or UChicago or other T14s will require these as well so that I can just ask my school to send it to them all now?


You got on academic probation and still pulled a 3.7+ LSDAS GPA? :shock:. That's pretty impressive. I think Stanford requires one as a standard part of the application, and not just for people who were put on AP.

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:57 pm

I think you can get on probation for things other than a low GPA. If I'm wrong, well done OP.

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:58 pm

Knockglock wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:So I've figured out that Columbia requires a Dean's Letter if one has ever been on academic probation. I'm trying to contact my Dean's Office now to get these out of the way, but I'd prefer to ask them to send these in one batch.

Does anyone know if Yale, Harvard, NYU, or UChicago or other T14s will require these as well so that I can just ask my school to send it to them all now?


You got on academic probation and still pulled a 3.7+ LSDAS GPA? :shock:. That's pretty impressive.


Lol don't be impressed. Our withdrawals are non-punitive and non-passing grades don't show up on our transcript and therefore are not counted by LSDAS. You're actually better off failing or withdrawing than getting a C in our system(though I didn't do it intentionally, I was sick). I got on warning because I didn't complete the required number of credits one semester because I was sick so I withdrew.

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby Knock » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:01 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:So I've figured out that Columbia requires a Dean's Letter if one has ever been on academic probation. I'm trying to contact my Dean's Office now to get these out of the way, but I'd prefer to ask them to send these in one batch.

Does anyone know if Yale, Harvard, NYU, or UChicago or other T14s will require these as well so that I can just ask my school to send it to them all now?


You got on academic probation and still pulled a 3.7+ LSDAS GPA? :shock:. That's pretty impressive.


Lol don't be impressed. Our withdrawals are non-punitive and non-passing grades don't show up on our transcript and therefore are not counted by LSDAS. You're actually better off failing or withdrawing than getting a C in our system(though I didn't do it intentionally, I was sick). I got on warning because I didn't complete the required number of credits one semester because I was sick so I withdrew.


Wow that's a good deal for you :P.

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Knockglock wrote:
Wow that's a good deal for you :P.


Yes, I'm well aware that I benefit from some very generous academic policies. :D

EDIT: But really, does anyone know? I've figured it out for Columbia and NYU and Yale (and I'm guess the answer is no for Harvard), but I can't find it on UChicago's website and their phone lines don't seem to let you get through to a person...

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby drake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:35 pm

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:48 pm

The wording of all the questions I've been able to access (either old applications, pdfs, current apps, etc.) mention academic probation specifically, so you'll have to mark yes. *Some* require a dean's letter, but the full list I'm having troubles coming up with.

So far:

Yes: Columbia, NYU, Duke, Cornell
No: Yale
No mention on app: UChicago
Requires one anyway: Stanford

?????: Harvard

All of the ones I've accessed and the relevant areas of the websites have all instructed to write an addendum explaining what happened so that they don't have to speculate.

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Re: Academic Warning & Dean's Letters

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:35 pm

acrossthelake wrote:The wording of all the questions I've been able to access (either old applications, pdfs, current apps, etc.) mention academic probation specifically, so you'll have to mark yes. *Some* require a dean's letter, but the full list I'm having troubles coming up with.

So far:

Yes: Columbia, NYU, Duke, Cornell
No: Yale
No mention on app: UChicago
Requires one anyway: Stanford

?????: Harvard

All of the ones I've accessed and the relevant areas of the websites have all instructed to write an addendum explaining what happened so that they don't have to speculate.


Harvard's app says: If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, you must providde deatails on a seperate attachment or electronic attachment.

So no dean's letter for them

Edit - although I'd prob send it anyway if you are already getting a letter written..




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