I'm working to prepare my master's degree admission.

So the admission team provided me with a declaration form and the first question is this:

Academic Disciplinary Action

Have you ever been placed on academic or non-academic suspension or dismissal from any educational institution?

I've got dismissed from the first college I've been to for absence problem and nothing else.

Does the absence goes under either academic or non-academic term ?

So should I choose Yes or No ?

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It asks if you've ever been dismissed from an educational institution, and you have. You should answer "yes". Dismissal due to absence would presumably count as "non-academic" dismissal, as you were not dismissed due to cheating or plagiarism, for example. If there is no place to explain it on the form, you could consider adding a line to your CV or personal statement to explain your reason for dismissal.

  • Thank you so much for the full answer.
    – R1S8K
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:23
  • OK, I have another point to ask about related to the same declaration form. Should I ask here ?
    – R1S8K
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 10:27
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    @R1S8K Separate questions should be posted separately. Thanks!
    – Bryan Krause
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 11:12
  • OK, thanks for the answer.
    – R1S8K
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 12:18
  • To me, "academic dismissal" would mainly refer to being dismissed for low grades, or otherwise not meeting academic standards. Being absent would fall into that category, I would say. Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 19:29

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