<p>I received a 2-day in-school suspension for using swearing at a teacher. The application for the college that I want to go asks, "Are you currently, or have you ever been charged with, or subject to, disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion for scholastic or any other type of misconduct at any high school, college, or university." Should I report my ISS on the application? Will it hurt my chances of getting into college? Help... I don't know what to do.</p>
<p>Of course you don't have to, but if they find out you neglected to provide them with this information, your chances will diminish more than if you did put it; however, putting it would also hurt your chances significantly unless you do something amazing like find a cure for cancer.
Honestly, the best route to take would be to put it and get a counselor or that teacher to explain how amazing a student you are that had made a mistake.</p>
<p>I don't think the teacher will say that I am an amazing student but maybe the counselor will. I know that swearing at the teacher was stupid, impulsive thing to do but once I did it there was no taking it back. My grades (3.95 unweighted) and SAT score (1400) put me in the top half the middle 50% who apply to the school I want to go to (it's the University of Michigan) and I've taken mostly honors classes and 7 AP classes. I'm just so torn. If I report the ISS and don't get in I'll be crushed. I thought that maybe I wouldn't have to report it since it wasn't due to academic dishonesty.</p>
<p>Speak with your guidance counselor. Many schools do not officially record IN SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS. Ask your guidance counselor if there will be any mention of it on your transcript (I seriously doubt there will be). Ask your guidance counselor if she/he plans on mentioning anything about the incident on the guidance counselor recommendation. If the answer is no to both questions, there isn't any need to mention it on your application.</p>
<p>Be sure not to ask that particular teacher for a recommendation. :)</p>
<p>This is really great advice. Thank you so much. Hopefully my guidance counselor will give me good news.</p>