A Question of Integrity

<p>Alright so I have applied to, and been accepted at, a school that does not honor score choice. In the rush of college admissions I knowingly didn't send my first SAT scores that were 200+ points lower than my other scores because I didn't think is was that large of an issue and didn't want one bad testing experience to decide if I got an acceptance.</p>

<p>Several months later (now) I feel bad about that decision and also worry if there are any potential repercussions and how serious of an issue this is. Once your in, are you in, even if you violated the policy? How many others do?</p>

<p>Thank you for any comments and advice, but please don't lecture me on honesty and the such. I know I should have sent all the scores so the moral lesson has been learned. I am usually a honest individual but was under stress and made a mistake.</p>

<p>Just keep your mouth shut.</p>

<p>If it is really bothering you, I would just recommend that you call the admissions office and tell them what exactly what you said here. I think that is the best, honest answer. They probably will not make you do anything, considering you are already in. They aren't going to decline your application because of a bad test score, just explain the scenario and you should be fine. :)
Good luck!</p>

<p>If you've learned morally, stay learned. Don't screw yourself over by saying anything.</p>

Yale’s policy relies on applicants’ integrity. Students applying to Yale will be on their own honor when submitting all their test scores, and there is no system to police students when submitting test scores, spokespeople for both the ACT and the College Board — which administers the SAT — said.</p>

<p>The admissions office was cognizant of this fact when forming its policy, Brenzel said in a phone interview Thursday evening, adding that students are expected to be truthful in all facets of their application.</p>

<p>“We trust students to be honest when they report their testing as we do with other parts of the application, and of course there may always be consequences of varying kinds if we later discover that the student has misrepresented anything on his or her application,” Brenzel said.


<p>Yale</a> Daily News - No choice on scores</p>

<p>Yeah I realize the chance of being caught is low, I guess it is more of a guilt thing.</p>

<p>Wow, are you serious? Maybe I'm a bad person, but if I was you, don't think I could give less of a *<strong><em>. Its not like some underprivileged, minority, handicap cancer-patient was denied and you were accepted because you didn't send a *</em></strong>ty SAT score, even then I don't think I'd care. Schools that have the "we don't accept score choice policy" can eat a #$#@. </p>

<p>Keep your mouth shut, you didn't get anyone rejected by sending a ****ty SAT score and nothing good can come from you confessing anything, the important part is that you realized what you did was wrong, and that you won't do it again.</p>

<p>Edit: JK, your going to hell bro.</p>

<p>^That was rude.</p>

<p>I like irishtravelers idea, does anyone have any input on what they think of that?</p>

<p>This proves that colleges dont know wheter you did or did not use score choice.</p>


<p>@ Grandisles
Its a really bad idea, they could end up rescinding your admission because you lied on your application, they probably won't do that, but don't take a chance.</p>

<p>Yeah I would think that would be a harsh punishment for coming forward. To be honest, when sending my scores I was aware of the school in questions policy but virtually all my other schools accepted score choice and my school transcript had already had the outlier scores taken off. When I went to send them I was told it was recommended for the school to send all of them but I just ignored the prompt and went ahead anyways. It was only several months later I realized that schools that do not honor score choice are quite serious about that position, and it wasn't as fluid as I had thought it was.</p>

<p>Many students probably do what you do, because colleges <em>can't</em> tell if score choice is used. Still, realize that your actions could have resulted in some other honest, bright student getting a rejection; in other words, you may have taken his or her spot.</p>

<p>You probably would have been accepted anyway...but I would suggest simply living your life at your college the best you can, thinking of that other student. Score choice isn't as big of a deal as certain other lies one can tell on their app, but it's dishonesty and colleges take that seriously. There's a low chance you'll get caught, and if I were you I probably wouldn't risk telling, but still.</p>

<p>Best of luck.</p>

<p>Yeah I may come forward, I'm not positive yet. It is something that has bothered me, as I probably would have gotten in anyways and I'm usually incredibly honest. I don't want to give an excuse but I was trying to get half a dozen apps done and just made a quick, bad decision. All the same my guidance counselor doubts the admissions people would care if they knew and it is virtually impossible for them to find out since even if, for some reason they found reason for suspicion the collegeboard can't release scores without student consent. This issue derives itself from my desire for a clear conscious, not a fear of being caught. </p>

<p>@everary, though whatyou said is true to a degree I don't think I should have to spend the next several years imagining a spot that most likely would have been mine anyways, going to someone else. There is no exact number they accept year after year, it varies slightly, and I know it was stupid, but I shouldn't have to feel the burden of a hypothetical classmate.</p>

<p>^ Just wondering what college was it?</p>

<p>^ I'm curious too. Is in the top 20?</p>

<p>Which school it is doesn't really matter and I don't really feel comfortable naming it, sorry. But it is in the top 20 if that helps you.</p>

<p>I think, though am not positive, that I may just call admissions, or more specifically my officer who I got to know pretty well during the whole process. I would just explain that I made a quick decision that I later regretted and that I felt bad and wanted full disclosure. My advice to others who are thinking of using score choice for schools that don't honor: just don't.</p>

<p>It's all fine and well to tell the truth, just don't feel angry when your college screws YOU over. All I'm sayin'.</p>

<p>It seems like it would be a rather intense decision on part of a college to completly revoke someone for this</p>