Character & Fitness Question

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simplythebest
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Character & Fitness Question

Postby simplythebest » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:39 pm

In a certain school's application, my answers have been "no", but I know that for other schools my answers have had a "yes." The questions asked in this section vary from school to school. In this particular application, none of the questions addressed the issue of academic probation (except for academic dishonesty, which is not the case for me). Although my answers have been a "no" for this school, am I obligated to add an attachment for my academic probation?

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Re: Character & Fitness Question

Postby EvilClinton » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:41 pm

simplythebest wrote:In a certain school's application, my answers have been "no", but I know that for other schools my answers have had a "yes." The questions asked in this section vary from school to school. In this particular application, none of the questions addressed the issue of academic probation (except for academic dishonesty, which is not the case for me). Although my answers have been a "no" for this school, am I obligated to add an attachment for my academic probation?

What was your specific situation?

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Re: Character & Fitness Question

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simplythebest
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Re: Character & Fitness Question

Postby simplythebest » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:02 pm

Basically, I was on academic probation for one semester. None of the questions asked for this particular school were about academic probation. There was one question about whether or not I was charged with "academic dishonesty/misconduct such as cheating/plagiarizing" which isn't the same as being on academic probation for simply bad semester grades.


So from what I read, I do not think that any of my answers are wrong/misleading. Just wondering, because I found it strange that this school didn't ask about things like academic probation or worded it in any other terms.

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Re: Character & Fitness Question

Postby bp shinners » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:55 pm

simplythebest wrote:Basically, I was on academic probation for one semester. None of the questions asked for this particular school were about academic probation. There was one question about whether or not I was charged with "academic dishonesty/misconduct such as cheating/plagiarizing" which isn't the same as being on academic probation for simply bad semester grades.


So from what I read, I do not think that any of my answers are wrong/misleading. Just wondering, because I found it strange that this school didn't ask about things like academic probation or worded it in any other terms.


If they didn't ask for it, you don't need to explain it. However, if there's a good reason for you poor grades that semester, you might want to consider writing an explanatory essay.

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Re: Character & Fitness Question

Postby karich » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:40 pm

I would REALLY make sure that the school you're applying to doesn't say "probation" and "academic" in the same question at all because most schools that I have seen mention academic probation either directly or in a roundabout way. I would just disclose and not worry about it. They're going to know you were on probation and writing an explanation would give you an excuse to let them know more about you.




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