Admissions Torpedoed By Tardiness?

Question: Hi, I got a lunch detention for tardiness, and I was wondering, will it affect my chances of getting into college?

It won’t. At all. Not in the least.

You certainly don’t want to get a reputation as a scofflaw, but an occasional Tardy isn’t going to hurt you. (Yet it does seem odd to give a detention merely for being late. Does your school ALWAYS do that or is there more to the story?)

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