question regarding probation

<p>One of my close friend's brother will be a senior at big ten school studying electrical engineering and wants to apply for his masters. He was on disciplinary probation for a year during sophomore year for unauthorized collaboration in a computer programming class on a assignment in freshmen year. Will this affect him adversely? He said it was act of immaturity, and has managed to stay out of trouble since then. He has a good GPA and test scores. How will this affect him? Should he write about it and explain on his apps as many schools ask if you were suspended or were on disciplinary probation?</p>