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22 days ago
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Will an expulsion ruin me?
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I was once expelled from one of my old elementary school years ago. During this time, I was pretty young and was in foster care. I don't actually remember anything about this time and the expulsion itself, all I know is why I was expelled. (I apparently hit a teacher) I am quite scared that this is going to ruin any chance of me getting into a good college. (My dream college is Harvard) Will this expulsion ruin me?

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@_KC_22 days ago [edited]

DO NOT worry, no one cares about what you did in elementary and middle, make sure to do good in HS!

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22 days ago

Admissions officers focus on what you have done in 9th to 12th grade. Rarely are middle school achievements or disciplinary events even considered, let alone anything from elementary school. You have nothing to worry about. Good luck with the admissions process!

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22 days ago

@JhnJy I am not sure what @kat.in.the_shat intentions were, but I would disregard that post.

I agree with @ellie_simmons; colleges really should only be looking at the 9-12th grade history. Focus on making your application stand out. I don't think that expulsion will even make it on the application- they are not interested in what elementary schools you attended.

Don't worry about! That's history they will never see. You can do this! Just focus on doing your very best

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