Academic dishonesty


#1

I was on probation for academic misconduct (cheating on exam). What a re my chances to get clearance (SF85 form is required). Please, give me your thoughts. My probation was in spring of 2014.


#2

If it is a one-time isolated incident and no other issues are present, as long as you are honest and forthright about it then it should not prevent you from being granted a clearance.


#3

Thank you, Marco. Yes, this is an isolated incident. Otherwise, I am "clean". Three things still worry me:

 

  1. This incident is recent (spring of 2014)

  2. I am more than 40 years old (maturity)

  3. I said I did not cheat, but did not appeal because I was so crushed by the whole thing

 

I am still very ashamed and will never place myself in a similar situation!

Do the above facts speak against me?


#4

Sounds to me like you have answered you own question. You have learned form this one time incident and will make sure it never happens again. Good to go!


#5

Thank you again. I was about to decline the VA offer because I believed I would never get clearance. Now, I am in process of filing out the SF85 form. Thanks for giving me strength and support