Seriously? Speeding tickets?

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leche
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Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby leche » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:17 pm

Am I reading this correctly? For the University of Wisconsin you have to fill in the "yes" bubble on the C&F questions and explain a speeding ticket? It was four years ago. Come on.

Edit: The real reason for my post aside from complaining: is saying "I got a speeding ticket and I paid the fine" sufficient explanation?

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby lovejopd » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:20 pm

It is what it is. There's nothing you can do! :roll:

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby NiccoloA » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:23 pm

leche wrote:Am I reading this correctly? For the University of Wisconsin you have to fill in the "yes" bubble on the C&F questions and explain a speeding ticket? It was four years ago. Come on.

Edit: The real reason for my post aside from complaining: is saying "I got a speeding ticket and I paid the fine" sufficient explanation?


Yup. I wonder if universities take into account that society has become a bit hyper-sensitive to violations, and what used to be no big deal is now grounds for essentially kicking kids in the balls.


Probably not.

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby theadvancededit » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:33 pm

leche wrote:The real reason for my post aside from complaining: is saying "I got a speeding ticket and I paid the fine" sufficient explanation?


Pretty much. Just describe roughly when and where this was, and that you shouldn't expect further violations in the future, or something to that effect.

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby ashley12 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:22 pm

leche wrote:Am I reading this correctly? For the University of Wisconsin you have to fill in the "yes" bubble on the C&F questions and explain a speeding ticket? It was four years ago. Come on.

Edit: The real reason for my post aside from complaining: is saying "I got a speeding ticket and I paid the fine" sufficient explanation?


No.

I directly asked an admissions officer at UW this question. She said I needed to get a copy of my driving record, include it in the C&F addendum, and include the date, points added to DL, and fine.

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby slacker » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:33 pm

How many people actually apply where their number of speeding tickets and minor violations is something the university even has a concern about?

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby NiccoloA » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:42 pm

slacker wrote:How many people actually apply where their number of speeding tickets and minor violations is something the university even has a concern about?


What number should that be? Triple digits? Double digits? 9? 8? 7?

I think it's a tad anal-retentive to require these as addenda. But I'm biased.

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Re: Seriously? Speeding tickets?

Postby 89vision » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:56 pm

I feel the same way. I have a citation, and a ticket from a speed camera (that isn't on my driving record). I have been calling the DMV and courts to track them down. It's silly.




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