NYU Character and Fitness Question

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msgorm11
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NYU Character and Fitness Question

Postby msgorm11 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:38 pm

Hi all. Early in my academic career I was placed on academic probation due to a miserably failed semester.

In the NYU app C&F section, the question: "Have you ever been placed on academic probation or been required to withdraw from any school for academic reasons?"
is followed by...
"You are also required to ask the dean or administrative officer in charge of student records at the school at which the incident occurred to provide an explanation."

I'm not sure that I entirely understand what that means. Is student records supposed to submit a letter that simply says "x student was placed on academic probation because he failed his classes." ?

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Re: NYU Character and Fitness Question

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:41 pm

It means exactly what it says. Contact the dean/whoever-is-in-charge at your undergrad's student records, and explain the situation. They'll write up an explanation and send it in. They've probably done it before.

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Re: NYU Character and Fitness Question

Postby msgorm11 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:11 pm

Sure, but I'm not sure what "incident" would require an explantion--I failed classes, and was placed on probation. I'm trying to ensure that I'm not missing anything, because it seems odd that the school would require a written explanation from student records explaning that probation was instituted because of poor academic results.

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Re: NYU Character and Fitness Question

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:12 pm

msgorm11 wrote:Sure, but I'm not sure what "incident" would require an explantion--I failed classes, and was placed on probation. I'm trying to ensure that I'm not missing anything, because it seems odd that the school would require a written explanation from student records explaning that probation was instituted because of poor academic results.


Well, they do. Your probation in and of itself is the "incident," and they'd like to hear from the school. Makes sense, since if an applicant decides to hedge on the truth in their application, the school wastes a class slot on someone who's a potential liability when it comes to the bar's C&F process.




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