Expelled in High School

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  1. wpkim1992

    wpkim1992 New Member

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    Just wondering..

    Does anyone know former West Point cadets who were accepted even though they were expelled or suspended from their high school?
     
  2. SSG A

    SSG A New Member

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    Suspended yes. On multiple occasions even. As for expulsions I do not know.
     
  3. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    It will probably depend on the reason behind the punishment and not the punishment itself. You might also have to or should explain it in one of the remarks section of the application.

    I would call admissions for this one.
     
  4. mom3boys

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    Also I think it would depend on when this occured. Did you get into a fight in 9th grade and the system has policies about expulsion for this, or were you caught w/ drugs your senior year...big difference. You need to be honest with them no matter what.
     
  5. Momof2cadets

    Momof2cadets Founding Member

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    My oldest son was suspended from high school hs freshman year for a stupid prank. He also failed first semester calculus his junior year. His solution was to withdraw from his regular high school, enroll at the local alternative school, and double on up his course load to make up for it. With both these things on his record he received an LOA Oct of his senior year, all four nominations available to him, and appointment to USMA. He graduated in 2008 and is currently an infantry platoon leader. My point is that you don't have to be the impossibly perfect person to get accepted. Everyone he interviewed with at all levels of the process told him that he impressed them because he took personal responsiblilty for his mistakes and worked to overcome them. Momof3boys has the key -- make sure you fully disclose everything, and that you are prepared to tell what you learned from the experience.
     
  6. v1ctor1ous

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    I got a 3day suspension at school my sophomore year for playing songs with explicit lyrics at a track meet. My school policy is that if you stay clean for the rest of your high school career it gets cleared from your records. Would I have to tell admissions about my suspension? because my principal said he would write my recommendation in lieu of my counselor who is not willing to say I did not get suspended.
     
  7. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Strange policy you have there...its almost analogous to clearing a criminal of his records as long as he doesn't create more trouble at the prison he is staying in.

    I think you should mention it...Im not an admissions counselor, but I feel that WP doesn't really give a crap about school policies and is simply looking for a Y or N answer to their question. I mean, simply because your principal excuses a fault wouldn't mean you never did it, would it?
     
  8. v1ctor1ous

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    his idea is that kids make mistakes and should learn from them therefore they dont need something on their record if they did something stupid
    i definately learned from it and its just an inconviniece that i would rather not deal with during the admissions process
     
  9. America's Finest

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    If it asks if you've ever were suspended then it is pretty obvious what to do. Wether its on your record or not, you were suspended.

    Kudos to your counselor for his unwillingness to be dishonest.
     
  10. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    Wow thats a huge overreaction.
    I would mention it and im pretty sure admissions wouldn't have a problem with it.
     
  11. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    I kind of thought the same thing. Unless you were told three times to turn it off first and ignored them or something! :wink:
     

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