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high school suspension and college
Posted by: what the f ()
Date: September 19, 2010 01:34PM

I recently got suspended from a fcps highschool for being intoxicated at a football game. I'm suspended for 5 days and its going on my school record. I'm also banned from school activities for 30 days. My question is does colleges ask if you have ever been suspended from school? If so will they not accept you just because of this? I have good grades and this is my only concern

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 19, 2010 01:42PM

The school year just started and you've already been suspended? Really?

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 19, 2010 01:51PM

It's generally accepted that kids do dumb things. You did a dumb thing.

Take it like a man, and don't do it again. If you keep the rest of your record clean, then you can honestly answer, "I made a dumb mistake when I was young, and learned a valuable lesson from it." If you make a habit out of getting busted for doing stupid shit, you can bet your ass it will be taken into consideration.

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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 19, 2010 02:35PM

Don't pull a Lindsay Lohan.

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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: September 19, 2010 02:49PM

Why would anybody feel the need to get drunk at a high school football game?

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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: hsparent ()
Date: September 19, 2010 02:59PM

All college applications ask the question "have you ever been suspended or expelled from a secondary school? If yes, explain". Tell the truth!! You are signing that you are telling the truth. If you lie and they find out, it's grounds for them rescinding acceptance. Most colleges, accept you even with one indiscretion.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: WestfieldDad ()
Date: September 19, 2010 03:08PM

what the f Wrote:
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> I recently got suspended from a fcps highschool
> for being intoxicated at a football game. I'm
> suspended for 5 days and its going on my school
> record. I'm also banned from school activities for
> 30 days. My question is does colleges ask if you
> have ever been suspended from school?

Yes. See the question from the widely used Common Application below.

> If so will they not accept you just because of this?

No, but you have some explaining to do. AKA "reflections"...

They ask the same questions of the schools, so don't leave it out. The only difference between your question and the schools is the school's explanation doesn't include "reflections..."

> I have
> good grades and this is my only concern


Disciplinary History
Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you have attended from 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from
the institution? Yes No
Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime? Yes No
[Note that you are not required to answer “yes†to this question, or provide an explanation, if the criminal adjudication or conviction has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept confidential.]
If you answered “yes†to either or both questions, please attach a separate sheet of paper that gives the approximate date of each incident, explains the circumstances, and reflects on what you learned from the experience.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: According to Mephisto ()
Date: September 19, 2010 03:10PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> Why would anybody feel the need to get drunk at a
> high school football game?




Kids do dumb things. Live and let live. Nothing wrong happened here.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Client Nine ()
Date: September 19, 2010 03:30PM

You can join the Army. While sitting in your fox hole in Afghanistan, you can reminisce about the night you screwed up you life.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Piggy ()
Date: September 19, 2010 03:42PM

Yeah,enlist and put some time and distance away from this incident. Seems to me enlisting in one of the serivces to get GI Bill benefits, killing a human being in combat that is from a culture that is vastly different from our own, with a 1000 plus year history will get you into college versus a simple DIP charge on your permenant school record.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: September 19, 2010 04:35PM

According to Mephisto Wrote:
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> Warhawk Wrote:
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> > Why would anybody feel the need to get drunk at
> > a high school football game?
>
>
> Kids do dumb things. Live and let live. Nothing
> wrong happened here.

This kid got drunk at a high school football game. You were apparently drunk every time they taught reading comprehension.

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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Bad Citizen ()
Date: September 19, 2010 05:00PM

I had the worst citizenship record in the school as I was an immigrant with some cultural problems.

I was one of the best students though.

They expelled me, but let me come back to take exams in my senior year.

University was happy to have me, thinking the school district was run by a bunch of martinets and fools. Correct on both counts!

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: ice ()
Date: September 19, 2010 05:20PM

yes we are very tolerant of American taliban. In fact in 2001 we allowed folks to stay here long enough to take flight lessons. No worries.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: September 20, 2010 05:41PM

I wouldn't disclose it.

If you don't get accepted to your top choices, stay at home, go to NVCC for a few semesters, and then transfer.

UVa takes such things very seriously.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: lolwhs ()
Date: September 20, 2010 07:21PM

Hahaha you're one of the dumbasses who tried to get into the westfield game.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: September 20, 2010 08:22PM

Client Nine Wrote:
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> You can join the Army. While sitting in your fox
> hole in Afghanistan, you can reminisce about the
> night you screwed up you life.


Yeah, when the mortar rounds start reigning down on your position one crisp Autumn evening, you can think: "Hey, it could be worse, I could've been attending a Westfield football game right now".

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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 20, 2010 08:28PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> Why would anybody feel the need to get drunk at a
> high school football game?


I don't understand this question.

Re: high school suspension and college
Date: September 20, 2010 09:14PM

Here's your answer...



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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Dane Bramage ()
Date: September 20, 2010 09:48PM

GMU Hokie Wrote:
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> UVa takes such things very seriously.

Sure, right after Hugely killed his GF.

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Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Salutatorian ()
Date: September 20, 2010 10:48PM

I was suspended from HS for pulling a prank on the Journalism class. I was suspended for two days, had an official letter of reprimand on my record, but was able to get into college without any problems. NOW, you've got a bigger problem than worrying about college - you're probably on the cusp of having an alcohol problem. I'd take care of that first.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: janie torres ()
Date: February 22, 2011 01:21AM

wow you guys are assholes. hes obviously looking for support and answers. not you all telling him that hes messed up his life. seems like you guys are the ones that need to reevaluate yous since your googling this stuff then putting down the kid. really?

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: lissa lion ()
Date: April 12, 2013 12:01AM

I'am s sophmore in a private school. Never been a trouble before and have good grades. This the first time in trouble and was suspended for 5 days. What does this mean on my college application and do I need to tell them?

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: lissa lion ()
Date: April 12, 2013 12:03AM

do I need to put down a college application I had a suspension for 5 days my Sophmore year a private high school

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: Young Curmudgeon ()
Date: April 12, 2013 12:10AM

lissa lion Wrote:
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> do I need to put down a college application I had
> a suspension for 5 days my Sophmore year a private
> high school


Yes. It shouldn't really affect you.

Re: high school suspension and college
Posted by: bonehead ()
Date: April 12, 2013 04:13AM

If you're a white male, it will haunt you the rest of your life.

If you are black, illegal, gay, etc..., it will just be viewed as white people trying to hold down the non-whites, faggots, hard working undocumented immigrants, etc...

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