College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

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College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby lambert8 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:06 pm

I got cited my freshman year for underage drinking in a dorm but nothing has happened since. How frequent is it for schools to ask if you've ever gotten into any trouble in college. If it is pretty frequent, would an incident that small have any negative effect in acceptance?

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby bankruptedcasino » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:18 pm

Every law school asks for it and every character and fitness application to the Bar asks for it.

Rest assured, underage drinking in a dorm will not keep you from attending law school or from sitting for the Bar. The purpose of the question is to find the people who were disciplined/suspended/expelled from their undergraduate schools for plaigairism, cheating, or other acts of moral turpitude that would raise red flags with the Bar.

Disclose the cite. You won't have any issues.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:26 pm

bankruptedcasino wrote:Every law school asks for it and every character and fitness application to the Bar asks for it.

Rest assured, underage drinking in a dorm will not keep you from attending law school or from sitting for the Bar. The purpose of the question is to find the people who were disciplined/suspended/expelled from their undergraduate schools for plaigairism, cheating, or other acts of moral turpitude that would raise red flags with the Bar.

Disclose the cite. You won't have any issues.


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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby 2014 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:45 pm

I had a similar offense, cited it, and had no issue.

Some schools require you to submit a dean's certification upon applying if you check yes to this and others require it after you submit a deposit if you check yes, but in either case its nothing more than a small inconvenience.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby TLSwag » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:53 pm

2014 wrote:I had a similar offense, cited it, and had no issue.

Some schools require you to submit a dean's certification upon applying if you check yes to this and others require it after you submit a deposit if you check yes, but in either case its nothing more than a small inconvenience.


ya this. i had this too

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby 1776 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:05 pm

lambert8 wrote:I got cited my freshman year for underage drinking in a dorm but nothing has happened since. How frequent is it for schools to ask if you've ever gotten into any trouble in college. If it is pretty frequent, would an incident that small have any negative effect in acceptance?


It won't be a big deal. They will ask, but a lot of people have small infractions like you have. Don't worry about it, just don't lie about it.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby lambert8 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:42 pm

Guys, thanks for the help, it certainly relieved some stress. Just curious...what did you put down in your accompanying letter. Did you just say what happened, or did you get into some detail about how it may have helped you learn something, turned it into a positive, etc? Thanks.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:44 pm

lambert8 wrote:Guys, thanks for the help, it certainly relieved some stress. Just curious...what did you put down in your accompanying letter. Did you just say what happened, or did you get into some detail about how it may have helped you learn something, turned it into a positive, etc? Thanks.

just say what happened. if there was some kind of penance, like community service or alcohol abuse class or whatever, say that you completed that.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby TLSwag » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:48 pm

lambert8 wrote:Guys, thanks for the help, it certainly relieved some stress. Just curious...what did you put down in your accompanying letter. Did you just say what happened, or did you get into some detail about how it may have helped you learn something, turned it into a positive, etc? Thanks.


essentially, yes. but keep it really brief. its not like an essay or anything. just simply explain you suffered a lapse of judgment and have moved on

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby lambert8 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:10 pm

Let me know how this sounds....


The first week of my freshman year at X University in 2008 I had a lapse in judgment and was cited for underage drinking in a dormitory. I was ordered to pay a $50 fine and participate in an Educational Sanction detailing the negative effects of alcohol. I matured through this experience and learned a valuable lesson in responsibility. I have not been cited for any violations since that lone incident.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby Systematic1 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:12 pm

lambert8 wrote:Let me know how this sounds....


The first week of my freshman year at X University in 2008 I had a lapse in judgment and was cited for underage drinking in a dormitory. I was ordered to pay a $50 fine and participate in an Educational Sanction detailing the negative effects of alcohol. I matured through this experience and learned a valuable lesson in responsibility. I have not been cited for any violations since that lone incident.I'm a raging alcoholic.

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Re: College Disciplinary History....How many schools ask for it?

Postby Nova » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:30 am

lambert8 wrote:Let me know how this sounds....


The first week of my freshman year at X University in 2008 I had a lapse in judgment and was cited for underage drinking in a dormitory. I was ordered to pay a $50 fine and participate in an Educational Sanction detailing the negative effects of alcohol. I matured through this experience and learned a valuable lesson in responsibility. I have not been cited for any violations since that lone incident.


Sounds fine




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