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Kicked out of Grad School

NewYork1982NewYork1982 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited June 2008 in Graduate School
I was kicked out of a tier 1 grad school (social science program) because my GPA barely fell below a 3.0 (due to working a full-time job while going to grad school full-time).

I want/need to re-apply straight way to another university (but for a part-time program), should I disclose to prospective universities that I attended a previous graduate program at another university or should I just not list it on my application. Would that be considering lying if I do not list it? I went to a tier 3 undergraduate school but I had a 3.8 GPA, amongst numerous honors, internships, etc. but my GRE was kind of low.

I currently work for the UN, which will most likely impress the admission committee, but I'm worried that when they see my 2.7 GPA from grad school # 1 they will reject me (I'm applying to other tier 1 schools).

The entrance essay is 500 words and I don't want to use that small amount of space to explain my situation, what should I do? Any thoughts? Should I just list my previous grad school experience or just stay mum?

Any thoughts will be sincerely appreciative!
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Replies to: Kicked out of Grad School

  • sydneyasydneya Posts: 71Registered User Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure you have to report any educational institution you were enrolled in. Not doing so is grounds for dismissal.
    Is there another section in your application that you can explain your situation? Some schools will have an "additional info" type section for you to do this. Otherwise, just have to briefly mention what happened, and then move on to focus on the important points you want to make. Acknowledge there was a problem before, but that it won't happen this time because __.
  • ADadADad Posts: 4,920Registered User Senior Member
    If they ask you for all previous schooling, then you must disclose all previous schooling.
  • british_studentbritish_student Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    If you apply to grad school within the same or similar field and don't declare your previous education there is a fair chance it might be noticed- academia is a small world
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