Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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Dealing with Disciplinary Action on Applications - Concept

Purvi Mody
Purvi Mody

College Admission Counselor

- 15 years of experience helping students get into top universities around the country including Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Stanford, and Brown
- UCLA, Stanford University
- Owner & managing direct

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Disciplinary action refers to something that was well documented such as suspension or an expulsion. This definitely needs to be explained on your college application, but make sure you are completely honest. If you lie, it’s very likely that you’ll get caught and it will hurt your credibility on the rest of your application. Talk to your counselor about the situation to see how you can explain what happened and what you’ve done since then to learn and grow from it. If this incident regards a particular teacher, but now your relationship with the teacher has improved, a letter of recommendation from that teacher can really help to put you in a better light. Also, make sure to take full responsibility for your actions. Trying to blame someone else for what happened will only demonstrate immaturity on your part. However you decide to go about explaining the situation, make sure that it doesn’t dominate the entire application. You simply what to explain yourself so college admissions officers have a full understanding of what happened. The rest of your application should focus on your strengths as a student and why you deserve to attend that particular college.

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