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Will 9th-Grade Detention Affect College Outcomes?

Question: I recently got a Saturday detention at my school from a teacher for laughing in class. I was wondering if this Saturday detention will affect my future college application. I have never gotten in any trouble in my life. This is the only time I got in a detention. I was wondering if college might not take me because they see this detention that I have. I am really worried and never intended to get in trouble.

 Thanks a lot

You don’t have to report detentions to colleges … only suspensions, expulsions and other more serious infractions. Your guidance counselor won’t report this either.

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