throwawayaandgoaway Posted July 19, 2020 Share Posted July 19, 2020 I'm currently a rising dual degree (B.A. History and B.S. in Political Science) senior at an R1 school, looking to apply to T5 Phd programs in polisci and UChicago's MA in IR next year. T5 - based on US news but also all the other schools at that level in other rankings. The summer after my freshman year, I committed an act of academic dishonesty in a summer class by using a public solution for an online quiz, and was caught. I was brought before a hearing panel, sentenced as guilty, and sanctioned with an F and transcript notation of failing due to dishonesty, one year of probationary status, and a required remediation course. I took the remediation course and got the probationary status and transcript notation lifted a month after the sanction. I also retook the course and got an A. I'm not going to give you excuses for my behavior, and I still feel ashamed of it to this very day. I also don't know the status of this in terms of documentation in university bureaucracy, but the worst case is that its open to anybody who comes calling. Stats: Degrees/Minors/Certs - B.A. History; B.S. Political Science, Minor in Economics, Graduate certificate in IR from MIA/MPA program at University. Cumulative - 3.83 Major - 3.94 (History) and 3.95 (Political Science) Blemishes - D in a language course freshman year, two classes P/F in freshman year (all Passes), The F. GRE - 164 Q/ 167 V CV: Pubs - co-authorship on 6 mid to high-impact journal publications, a bunch of sole author pubs in undergraduate/MA candidate journals, some analytical stuff in blogs and online publication, which was submitted to a high impact journal, and working on my political science degree thesis this upcoming semester. Research Exp: I've got two RAships, a couple TAships, and a multi-year research assistant ship at the grad MIA/MPP program at my university (where all of the coauthored high impact pubs come from), and an internship at the dept. state. Skills n stuff - Near native proficiency in Mandarin, native in Hindi, and Gujarati.Worked with R and Stata in multiple methods classes, used R to analyze data for a publication. Reccs - Come from well regarded profs in their field that have had me in two classes each and I am a research assistant to. My question: When applying, besides disclosing everything, what can I do to address this issue? Will my app be thrown in the garbage as soon as they see this? Especially at the higher echelon programs? Lydia Douglas 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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