To Reveal or Not Reveal?

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Madkow305
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To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby Madkow305 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:05 am

Hey guys,

So I had a minor in possession of alcohol charge that was handled by my university when I was in my freshman year of college back in 2009. I was never formally charged for it and I was processed through the school's conduct system. Apparently, my school destroys all records when you graduate and I graduated in May. Should I still report my charge or is there no need because the student files have been destroyed :?:

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cotiger
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby cotiger » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:14 am

Just reveal it. Adcoms don't really care. It's not worth the potential hassle if it wasn't as permanently deleted as you think it is.

daryldixon
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby daryldixon » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:17 am

Bro if you don't report it you will probably be fine for admissions but you will fail C&F.

They look into things like this. There is always another record.

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Nova
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:20 am

Disclose it.

Be concise. Don't make excuses.

I was cited for X. My punishment was X. I learned X from the experience.

Madkow305
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby Madkow305 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:49 am

Thanks for your advice guys,

I have no problem being honest but some schools require the actual documentation of the charge. If my documents were destroyed then how can I possibly get the documents to show the charges?

daryldixon
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby daryldixon » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:04 am

Madkow305 wrote:Thanks for your advice guys,

I have no problem being honest but some schools require the actual documentation of the charge. If my documents were destroyed then how can I possibly get the documents to show the charges?

Just explain that in the disclosure. This is simpler than you are making it.

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:00 am

alcohol in 2009? Disclosing even though their is no record? What a stand up gentlemen displaying immense integrity.

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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby dowu » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:19 am

Does the application ask for it? If so, disclose. If not, dont.

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Re: To Reveal or Not Reveal?

Postby midwest17 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:12 am

I like these questions ("should I tell the truth on the application, or lie?")

Do people really expect different answers?




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