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Oh crap! Do colleges look at high school attendance records?

Blackroses216Blackroses216 Posts: 1,326Registered User Senior Member
edited February 2009 in College Life
So.. I am often tardy, and I do miss school. But i have a great transcript..

Do colleges look at attendance records??
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Replies to: Oh crap! Do colleges look at high school attendance records?

  • mcvcm92mcvcm92 Posts: 1,192Registered User Member
    I don't know, but it's a great question. You sound like one of my good friends. NEVER in school on a Monday... or a Friday. But, is very smart and gets great grades.
  • hellojanhellojan Posts: 1,619Registered User Senior Member
    You're counselor may mention it in a secondary school report. Also, when it comes time for your teachers to write recommendations they may mention it also.

    "XXX seems like he/she could accomplish a lot if they just showed up regularly."

    It doesn't sound like a stellar endorsement.
  • GiggitusMaximusGiggitusMaximus Posts: 1,633- Member
    It shows the number of absences on my transcript
  • apumicapumic Posts: 1,529Registered User Senior Member
    While your transcript may list tardies and absences (which would obviously hurt you), I would expect that the poor letters of rec will be the most damning way your attendance record will hurt you.
  • PathetiquePathetique Posts: 679Registered User Member
    My guess is that it would depend on your transcript, because unlike GiggitusMaximus my absences were not shown on my transcript (and I was freaking out all four years, because freshman year I missed over 40 days, then a bit less sophomore year, and so on).

    It may to be included like how hellojan said too. In general though, no, I don't think most colleges make it a priority to know how many days of school you missed/been late to.
  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Posts: 6,160Registered User Senior Member
    Colleges do not care about your HS attendance.
  • randomgrandeurrandomgrandeur Posts: 671Registered User Member
    No. I missed 1/2 of my entire senior year and I still got in.
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