Hi jjc000, I was curious about how things turned out for you.... if you don't mind sharing, of course. Were you able to sit for the exam? If so, what process did you have to go through to be granted permission? I really sincerely hope things are working out for you...those two years of school are no joke, and to have the door slammed in my face at the end is my biggest fear. I'm already on the s***-list, to put it bluntly, after failing a clinical, and I am almost finished with my one year academic probation period. HOWEVER, I have a previously expunged felony from 8 years ago and a misdemeanor (that DOES show up during a background check) also from 8 years ago. PLUS, I managed to get myself arrested only a few months ago (two felonies and 3 or 4 possible misdemeanors). As I even read this back to myself, I ask, why do I even bother going back and preparing, only to humiliate myself once more... but I just feel that I have put so much time, stress, blood, and tears into this so far ( I have completed a full year and have one year left plus the summer clinical) and I would kick myself if I didn't even try. Perhaps it is a bit presumptuous of me to say, but I am not a bad person, if anything, I am extremely empathetic and take great pleasure in helping and motivating others. In large part due to the problems that got me arrested in the first place (if you catch my drift)... anyways, I am so lost and already having nightmares about returning and making a fool of myself, so I guess any thoughts or experience, feelings - past or present - are welcomed.
...and Mari, same question to you, if you don't mind... I hope PTI went well and school accepted you (I will assume Mercer is closest to you..) I am currently waiting to hear back from the courts whether or not I got accepted into the PTI program, and that will probably determine if I end up with a conviction or "just" a charge on my record.
Thank you both in advance!