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Disciplinary grade!- background check [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 05:39
Hi,

In my mba applications i've come across the question about any disciplinary action taken against me.
Specifically the question is this :

"Have you ever been subject to verbal or written disciplinary action (e.g., informal or formal reprimand, suspension, dismissal, etc.)
for scholastic or other reasons in any of the colleges, universities, graduate or professional schools you have attended?"

When I was in undergrad ( I graduated in 2007), I was caught reaching my hostel after regular hours, for which I was suspended from entering the hostel for one semester and due to which my disciplinary grade was reduced to a B+ on my marksheet.
Is this something that should be mentioned? Should I be showing this on my application?

I'm really not sure.
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Re: Disciplinary grade!- background check [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2013, 14:21
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Hmm, this is a really strange situation. The reason I say that is because clearly your school took their discipline very seriously. Too seriously, if you ask me but that's neither here nor there.

From an ethics standpoint, yes, you should mention it. Especially if your transcript includes a grade that ties to your disciplinary record (which is, again, a little ridiculous).

BUT - honestly, it won't really matter at all. You stayed out too late one night and, in return, the university threw the book at you. With force, it seems. I don't think there is an adcom out there that is going to look at that seriously. Mostly because it's silly.

That question is really there to determine if you were ever caught cheating or suspended for another significant issue. If you didn't have a grade tied to this infraction, I would advise you to not include it. What Housing chooses to do to you isn't generally tied to your Academic record nor does it have anything to do with its integrity. However, because it dropped your grade to a B+ you should mention it.

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