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College Admissions Implications of Transfer Back to 9th-Grade Private School

My freshman year in high school I went to school at a very prestigious private school in my city. I had been at this school since 7th grade. My sophomore year I decided to attend a prestigious boarding school in MA and I am finishing up my junior year now. My grades at both schools are very similar. I am an honor roll student. For my senior year I'm thinking about returning to my old school to graduate with my freshman class. My question is how does this look to colleges and the application process?

It's okay to transfer back to your original school but it's also possible that admission committees will spot a red flag--at least a small one--and wonder why you left your boarding school at such a critical time in your academic career. You don't want them to suspect that you were in some sort of hot water there.

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