Preparing for College

Multiple High School Switches and Admission

Question: I have been moving annually to a different high school in a different state since the end of my freshmen year. Given that my academic status has remained stable (though my extracurriculars have declined somewhat), how will my multiple relocations affect my admission decisions?

Typically when a student changes high schools frequently because of family relocation, admission officials give credit to those, like you, who have coped well with the stresses and struggles of repeated transfer. (This is also true if your moves have not been because your family moved with you but because you changed residences due to personal problems, a parent's divorce or death or illness, etc. In such cases, you should give admission officials as much information as you are comfortable revealing. They will respect your resiliency when they see how consistent your grades have been.)

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