Preparing for College

Next Step After Expulsion

Question: I am a high school junior and just got expelled from a private school. I would still like to be admitted to as good a college as possible. Which is the best next step for me--to try to get into another private high school or to get my GED, enroll in a community college and try to get straight A's?

Regardless of which route you take, college applications will ask if you were ever suspended or expelled in high school, and you will have to answer truthfully. The story behind your expulsion will probably figure more prominently in your admission outcomes than the path you take now.

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