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Will 6th-Grade Detention Affect College Outcomes?

Question: In 6th grade I called the music teacher a b*tch. It was a HUGE mistake for me to say that and I felt bad but I wanted to make sure if the incident was going to affect me in college. I also got a one day lunch detention that day. Please and thank you.

Don't worry … your bad judgment in 6th grade will have no impact whatsoever on your college process. Applications do ask if you've ever been suspended or expelled BUT …

1. The question only covers grades 9 through 12, so 6th grade infractions don't count at all

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