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Do detentions appear on your permanent record?

Guys, I recently got detention for something minor and I'm a bit freaked out. Does detention go on my permanent record and, if so, will it affect my college admissions? Just need some clarity on this. Thanks!

7 months ago

No need to worry! Detentions typically do not appear on your permanent record. Your permanent record generally includes your academic achievements (e.g., courses, grades, and standardized test scores), as well as any official disciplinary actions, such as suspensions or expulsions. Detentions, by nature, are usually for minor issues and are not generally reported to colleges.

However, if your detention was related to academic dishonesty or a more serious issue, it may require a report during the application process, especially if there is a pattern of behavior or multiple incidents involved. In most cases, though, colleges are mainly interested in your academics, extracurricular activities, and character, demonstrated through your essays and recommendation letters.

Remember that everyone makes mistakes, and colleges understand that high school students are still growing and learning. Just make sure to learn from your experience and focus on putting forth your best effort academically and in your extracurricular pursuits. Good luck!

7 months ago

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