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- Upton Sinclair
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So I might be in a pickle. I submitted my apps last week, and checked the no column under the disciplinary questions sections on all my apps. However, after going through some of my old records, i realized that i had a discussion with a student conduct person during the fall of 2009 regarding an alcohol related issue. I was over 21 and in a room with alcohol, but the school was a dry campus. This was also not the school i normally attended, i was doing a semester program there through my regular university. So i guess my question is, can I send a letter to the universities to which I applied telling them of this oversight, and explaining what happened? I don't even know if it is on my record anywhere, but I know full disclosure is usually a good thing. Halp!
P.S.- 3.45GPA/158 LSAT, applied to American, Temple, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Northeastern, Hofstra, Baylor, UConn.
Send them the letter, they won't care. Also don't say "in a pickle".
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This shouldn't be a huge issue. It probably isn't even a disciplinary action as you describe it- you just had a discussion, it wasn't a school you attended, etc. I'd word my addendum as something like...
Dear Sir or Madam,
When I submitted my application on [date], I marked "No" on Item [number], which asked about prior disciplinary actions. In reviewing old records, I came across an incident from [year] that I had simply forgotten. [blah blah blah, concisely summarizing incident] I am not certain if this incident would necessitate an affirmative response given the language of the question and nature of the incident, but in the spirit of candor, I felt compelled to submit this addendum. I apologize for not having disclosed this with my original application.
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