Is an academic probation for not finding a research advisor in time considered "disciplinary sanctions by any university"? This is asked in a graduate school application.

Does "sanction" mean penalty?

Does "disciplinary" include the issue of finding a research advisor in time?


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    academia.stackexchange.com/questions/15067/… is very similar in that this person was not able to maintain the minimum GPA (similar to your not meeting the academic requirements). The short answer: No. Your situation does not constitute a disciplinary sanction. Voted to close, because of duplicates. – user10269 Jan 3 '14 at 2:56
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    Can you explain the meaning of disciplinary sanction? Thanks! – Newbie Jan 3 '14 at 3:14
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    A sanction is a penalty imposed for violating a rule. A disciplinary sanction usually implies the intentional breaking of a rule. (For instance, committing plagiarism or theft.) – aeismail Jan 3 '14 at 6:48

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