Re: high school suspension and college
Date: September 19, 2010 03:08PM
what the f Wrote:
> 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
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 â€œyesâ€ 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 â€œyesâ€ 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.