Has anyone intentionally omitted a transcript - and admitted it soon after?

<p>First let me just say "yes" I did this "yes" I would get away with it, but I still feel like **** over it, so "yes" I'm going to report myself this Tuesday.</p>

<p>Long story short: I had an off semester. I withdrew but the CC still counted an F for one of the classes (I had to get a full time job, money was a big issue) I fought the college over it, petitioned and faxed - because why the hell would I drop three not four? Anyway, an F is an F.</p>

<p>On the horrible advice of my current VA rep, I simply did not send that transcript.</p>

<p>Now I feel like crap over it and I will be reporting this to admissions myself this week, for my conscience, so it doesn't come back to bite my on the next legs of my educational journey (nursing school + grad school later)</p>

<p>I hope I will not get booted. It is a very small (but very good) college, however they're hurting for admissions. Even with the F in question (which I've already retaken, we're talking Eng102 here) my GPA is 3.5 and I still have another two years to hike it up. Every other grade is phenomenal.</p>

<p>This school is also huge on the honor code and turning yourself in for violations of such.</p>

<p>I'm just looking for anyone who's ever been in a similar situation and did the right thing after the fact.</p>

<p>You are doing the right thing, so whatever happens you will be able to feel good about the results. If you lose your admission, it won't be because of the grade. It will be because you didn't send the transcript. So, don't kick yourself for too long. Sit down and make a new list of places to apply and be sure to send all of your transcripts the next time.</p>

<p>But please do go back and slap that VA rep upside the head for giving you such inaccurate and unethical advice. He/she could be causing trouble for a lot of college applicants!</p>

<p>Wishing you all the best.</p>

<p>I would have submitted the transcript initially. I'm in a similar situation, and I sure wish I could forget some old grades.</p>

<p>That said—and I hate to be coldly logical—at this point I probably wouldn't report it. I think it would be better for you to play dumb. Your argument would be that you submitted a withdrawal for all courses, didn't know there was an F there, and didn't know you had to submit transcripts where no units were awarded. That's if they find out at all, which they might not.</p>

<p>Again, it would have been <em>much much</em> better to report this up front. But by reporting it now, they're likely to think you deliberately omitted those details from your application—which, I think, is worse than being dumb.</p>

<p>Now, how the school responds could go either way. If you report it, they could boot you for not submitting it up front. By reporting it, you guarantee they'll find out. If you don't report it and they find it, the idiot defense might be better than the "I just didn't report it, now I feel guilty" defense. And, if you don't report it, there's a chance they'll never find out. However, there is also a chance that if you don't report it and they do find out, they'll be harder on you than if you had reported it.</p>

<p>You're in quite a pickle. The trouble is, you don't know how they'll respond if you report it, and you don't know if they'd find it on their own. If you do report it, try to come up with a better narrative than "I feel guilty." Your guilt should be one component of a larger explanation.</p>

<p>Yea, nick, this is what I've been struggling with for the last couple of days. I honestly hadn't even considered that school in forever. I tried to get the grade switched over a year ago. </p>

<p>The school I was just admitted to would actually never find out without me telling them. The next school I plan to apply to probably would though because at that point I'd need financial aid and I'm not sure how closely they communicate - probably pretty close.</p>

<p>I'm going to tell them while still attempting to claim ignorance. Sort of a "yea i stumbled on this and i think you need to know about it" angle.</p>

I'm going to tell them while still attempting to claim ignorance. Sort of a "yea i stumbled on this and i think you need to know about it" angle.


<p>Maybe should give that some thought. I would imagine it would be forwarded to someone who handles these things frequently.. maybe an admissions person.. maybe an honor code committee or whatever. Anyway whoever it is is not going to be hearing it for the first time and will probably see right through it. If you get caught trying to clear yourself with a lie I would imagine the consequences would be severe. </p>

<p>Personally I'd just tell them what happened.. sounds a lot better.</p>

<p>i would shut my mouth about this but you already told the intrawebz so you screwed</p>

i would shut my mouth about this but you already told the intrawebz so you screwed


<p>Yea, because I've divulged all kinds of personal information that will make me easy to track down....</p>

<p>Nope. I sure didn't.</p>

<p>This website isn't run by my college.</p>

<p>K. I went ahead and called the transfer adviser who is also an Associate Dean. I told her what happened, and she said it's no big deal, send her the official, and I'm still in the college. </p>

<p>So, there you have it. The truth prevailed.</p>

<p>Congratulations! I'm glad it worked out well for you. All too often, doing the right thing makes things worse for someone on a personal level. I'm glad that didn't happen here.</p>

<p>Thanks. I feel about a million times better. She assured me they're really more interested in progression (isn't that what they all say!?) and just give her the official for record completeness.</p>

<p>She even said "let me hear you breathe, it's ok, sleep tonight, do not fret about this at all anymore!"</p>

<p>So, she took my concern over it seriously enough.</p>

<p>Wow. You are amazing! Best of luck.</p>

<p>Thanks for doing the right thing - it made my day to think that there are people out there like you.</p>

<p>^^^^^ Ditto!</p>

<p>Wishing you all the best at your new college this fall!</p>