I have run into a dilemma--here is a quick description:
I'm a 0L and have been accepted to a T25 and awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship. I was looking through my old application files today for an unrelated reason, and noticed that on the application for my school I failed to disclose an incident that occurred my sophomore year of college. One of the questions in the disclosure section of the application asked whether I had ever been reprimanded or subject to any disciplinary action by any college or university, and if so, it instructed me to write a brief description (pretty standard stuff). I have indeed been the subject of disciplinary action--in the fall of my sophomore year (fall '05), I was written up by my RA for having an open bottle of wine in my room, and I had to pay a $100 fine and take an online alcohol.edu course. I don't think that this is a big deal at all, and I disclosed this incident on literally every application I sent out except for the one to the school which I plan on attending--I don't know why this is the case, other than it was one of the very first apps I filled out and I just genuinely forgot or didn't read the question carefully enough.
I just realized my mistake this morning, and I don't know how to proceed. My UG institution destroyed my personal file upon my graduation, but they keep an electronic record of disclinary stuff indefinitely. I'm afraid that disclosing this information might cause a huge hassle for the admissions and financial aid people--i.e. they might have to go and revise my app and scholarship or something, all for a very tiny and seemingly inconsequential incident. At the same time, I was clearly instructed to disclose ANY discpline I'd recieved as an UG, and I failed to do so. What would you do?
*I realize that I made this exact same post on the students/graduates side of the board. I'm not trying to be a d-bag or anything--I'd just like as much input as possible, and it's pretty dead over there right now.