Suspended from High School question

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Learic
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Suspended from High School question

Postby Learic » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:07 pm

I grew up in a rough town and even worse neighborhood. Going to high school was a daily challenge of avoiding bullying, gang rivalries and racial tensions. Needless to say I got into a lot of fights growing up and often spent many days suspended from school. My question is, when Law school's ask for addendums on if you have been suspended, placed on probation, or dismissed from any institution of learning for any reason, are these limited to universities and colleges or are high schools taken into account as well?

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20160810
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Re: Suspended from High School question

Postby 20160810 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Pretty sure they mean college and could give a shit about your HS disciplinary record, but if in doubt, call to confirm.

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Re: Suspended from High School question

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:22 pm

I actually think at least a few specifically say only in college.

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Re: Suspended from High School question

Postby zoommonkey » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:33 pm

I'm a grade school dropout. I went through the application process this time last year and then elected not to matriculate. About half the applications that ask this question specify "college" or "post-secondary" school, the other half don't. I just wrote up a stock statement saying that I was expelled from the sixth grade and never went back. Of the 30 schools I applied to about 16 got that statement. So far as I can tell it had no impact on my application whatsoever. I got in where I should have based on my stats. If you prefer not to mention this on your application contact the admissions office as has been suggested and see if they care about your high school record. Again, from what I can tell, including this information had no impact on my application.

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Re: Suspended from High School question

Postby Gotti » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:54 pm

zoommonkey wrote:I'm a grade school dropout. I went through the application process this time last year and then elected not to matriculate. About half the applications that ask this question specify "college" or "post-secondary" school, the other half don't. I just wrote up a stock statement saying that I was expelled from the sixth grade and never went back. Of the 30 schools I applied to about 16 got that statement. So far as I can tell it had no impact on my application whatsoever. I got in where I should have based on my stats. If you prefer not to mention this on your application contact the admissions office as has been suggested and see if they care about your high school record. Again, from what I can tell, including this information had no impact on my application.



......what?

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Re: Suspended from High School question

Postby Learic » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:39 pm

Thanks for the advice all, I called the admissions office and they said I could submit an addendum, but it's not necessary for high school.




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