Question on Character and Fitness questions

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sethnoorzad

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Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby sethnoorzad » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:42 pm

I got two F's and was put on academic probation, had to write a letter to the Dean to go back next term. Does this count as disciplinary action? Some apps have separate questions asking about academic sanctions, to which I respond yes. Just wondering... Thanks.

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:42 pm

I don't think academic probation counts as a disciplinary probation, because it's not related to your violating any school codes.

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby AJordan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Academic probation is on some bar applications fwiw. If you don't disclose it on your law school app it really shouldn't be from a judgment call.

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby floatie » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:51 pm

I've noticed a lot of apps specifically include academic probation in C&F. Rule of thumb is to always disclose/say yes if there's any doubt and write an addendum. Academic probation (if you subsequently fixed the issue and did better) isn't going to hold you back.

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby arroznueve » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:25 pm

Disclose it. Including more than necessary in your responses is good practice for your first-year exams!

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby sethnoorzad » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:30 pm

Yes I agree. I have a GPA addendum that I'm submitting to all schools. Just wondering how to answer the questions properly. Appreciate the help.

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Re: Question on Character and Fitness questions

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:00 pm

Just to clarify, I was not advocating not disclosing. I was just agreeing with the OP that this didn't seem to be the right section for the disclosure. A separate addendum would be more than sufficient.



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