Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

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xxkaleidoscopic
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Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby xxkaleidoscopic » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 pm

Okay, so I'm getting ready to apply to schools in the next cycle, and there's something that's really been bugging me, in terms of what my chances are for being accepted into schools.

Back when I was a first year, I was written up for possession of marijuana and alcohol (underage). Because I cooperated, and was a first-time offender, I wasn't punished very severely (not sure if that matters).

I plan on adding an addendum discussing a history of chronic pain, as well as a history of emotional abuse at home (which I won't really go into too much here), so I don't know how much that's taken into consideration, if at all.

I guess I'm wondering what the odds are of something like this preventing me from getting into a school. Or, if I'm the 'borderline' of being accepted to a certain school, what are the odds that this would knock me out?

Thoughts?

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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:33 pm

xxkaleidoscopic wrote:Okay, so I'm getting ready to apply to schools in the next cycle, and there's something that's really been bugging me, in terms of what my chances are for being accepted into schools.

Back when I was a first year, I was written up for possession of marijuana and alcohol (underage). Because I cooperated, and was a first-time offender, I wasn't punished very severely (not sure if that matters).

I plan on adding an addendum discussing a history of chronic pain, as well as a history of emotional abuse at home (which I won't really go into too much here), so I don't know how much that's taken into consideration, if at all.

I guess I'm wondering what the odds are of something like this preventing me from getting into a school. Or, if I'm the 'borderline' of being accepted to a certain school, what are the odds that this would knock me out?

Thoughts?

bro, don't talk about emotional abuse causing you to drink and smoke weed.
This isn't a big deal at all.
What does "written up" even mean
If you mean you got a ticket then I would just write what happened and that you were a dumbfuck and it won't happen again.

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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby bp shinners » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:01 am

Yea, don't overcomplicate this. Schools won't care about minor possession charges. It happens. Just tell them it won't happen again.

Did you do any 'treatment' program through your school as part of your punishment? If so, mention that.

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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby denvieboco » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:24 am

I wouldn't stress about this. The important thing is that you take ownership of your mistake--- don't try to place the blame elsewhere.

If you got in trouble with your university you will have to have someone from the judicial office write a letter detailing the incident. I would recommend reaching out to the person who handled your case and ask them to mail letters to the schools your applying to. Otherwise the admissions office will ask you for it later and this will delay the process.

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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby JoeMo » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:29 am

The chronic pain and emotional distress would sound like a cop-out if I were reading the file. I would just chalk it up to immaturity and own the fact that it happened and that you learned from it.

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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby ehall20 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:04 pm

I'm gonna hop on the bandwagon with everyone else and say it's not a big deal and to just take responsibility for it. If I were reading an addendum of someone blaming their smoking a little weed on emotional abuse, I would immediately perceive that person as a kid making excuses.

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Mr. Pancakes
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Re: Question Regarding Disciplinary Action

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:33 pm

write the charge and disposition.
write how you were dumb and learned from it.

This shouldn't be more than a very short paragraph.

Nothing more nothing less.




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