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I got caught cheating....

Cara6190Cara6190 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited April 2011 in College Life
I got caught looking at someone else's paper during a nursing quiz, and now they're going to dismiss me from the nursing program. I have never done this before, it wasn't planned, it was stupid and immature and not worth it and there's no way in heck I'd ever do that again.

I have a lot of questions. First, is there any way I'll be dropped from more than just the nursing program, such as my Anatomy and Physiology class which I was originally taking as a pre-req for the nursing program? Second, how will this come up when I try to pursue another major? What chances are there that they'll let me stay in the dorm now that I will no longer be a full-time student?

I am also curious as to at what point in your life did you discover that cheating, especially in college, can have such major life consequences? Because I was surprised to learn that I was lucky I didn't get completely kicked out of school. (Maybe this is because I was home schooled. The issue just never occurred to me). At the time I figured the worst that could happen to me is that I would get a 0 on the quiz and a warning. Now I feel as stupid for thinking that as I do for cheating. And am I or am I not thinking too extremely when I think that I have little hope now of ever achieving a college major?
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Replies to: I got caught cheating....

  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    I just wanted to applaud your honesty, and I hope you get some helpful feedback.
  • Cara6190Cara6190 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thank you.

    I wanted to add that I was completely honest about it when the professors pulled me aside. The first thing I did was call my mom, then my RA to ask about the dorm situation. Basically, that situation can't really be focused on until the meeting on Monday when they'll officially dismiss me from the program. Or that's what I understood from the person in charge of academic integrity. I haven't gotten the chance to talk with the person in charge of residence life.
  • 24682468 Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    im sorry u got caught during ur first time. most ppl i know havent got caught yet...and they cheat on EvErything!!
  • samurkaisamurkai Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    just to respond to what you said in your first post, for me my high school teachers have been telling us since the beginning of freshman year about the many awful consequences of cheating, also because already if we cheat on anything at all (looking at other people's papers, copying HW, plagiarizing, etc) we get our grades dropped a couple letter grades and notes on the academic record, and they tell us regularly that if you cheat in college you'll get kicked out.
    But I go to a really intense competitive public high school, so cheating can be a big problem; I don't imagine it'd come up much in homeschooling
  • Cara6190Cara6190 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Samurkai, that's what I suspected. It really doesn't come up when you're home schooled.
  • randomgrandeurrandomgrandeur Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    Oh my...I hope things work out for you.
  • Russell7Russell7 - Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    A wise man once said "if you ain't cheating, you're not trying." Should've told your prof to know his role and clotheslined his jabroni ass.
  • nontraditionalnontraditional Registered User Posts: 519 Member
    Look at the student handbook to find out what's likely to happen. (The handbook is also where you go to find out what the consequences of various things are. That's why they provide it in the first place: so you will know what the rules are and what are the consequences of breaking them. You are almost certainly told at some point that you are required to read it and to comply with the policies in it.)

    If you're going to be losing full-time status, go talk to someone in housing -- you RA can tell you whom you should be talking to.

    Also look into how this will affect your financial aid. Both the cheating itself and the drop from full-time status can affect your aid. You should be talking to someone in the financial aid office ASAP if you are getting any aid.

    You will be able to get a degree. If you really want to go into nursing, do whatever you need to do at this school to get back in good standing and then look for another school to transfer to. But you may want to stay at this school -- start working on distribution requirements and see where you go from there.
  • Bubblie360Bubblie360 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    i hope things worked out for you, let us know. i understand your situation, its frightening and uncertain what may come but be strong. this is your life, dont let one mistake ruin you. make other plans, the plans u had in mind are not written in stone. take another route, good will come from it, no doubt. believe in urself.
  • DrewCollinsDrewCollins Registered User Posts: 635 Member
    Well that sucks...but it only takes once I guess. Best of luck to you in dealing with this.
  • Ivy2012Ivy2012 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Normally I wouldn't have been sympathetic about this, but because you've admitted it and also admitted that it was immature and not worth it, I applaud you for your honestly and dignity that wasn't lost! To be honest, even the best of us have cheated at least once in our lives. So I truly wish you the best of luck!

    p.s. I'm sorry that I didn't answer your questions! I don't exactly know how either...
  • Iron MaidenIron Maiden Registered User Posts: 1,982 Senior Member
    People, this thread is nearly 3 years old! The OP is long gone
  • DrewCollinsDrewCollins Registered User Posts: 635 Member
    Holy crap! This got bumped...I didn't even notice o.O
  • Ivy2012Ivy2012 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Oh wow, I actually didn't notice the date!! o_o
  • PRiNCESSMAHiNAPRiNCESSMAHiNA Registered User Posts: 2,120 Senior Member
    hahaha that's hilarious
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