Good grades and test scores, bad discipline record

<p>I'm a girl and I got a 33 on the ACT, a 2060 on the SAT, a 207 on the PSAT, and I have yet to get back the SAT II scores. I also have a 3.9 something GPA. I want to go into engineering, and I'm applying to really good engineering schools, namely MIT, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Georgia Tech, etc. I also will be applying to safety schools like Miami U and Purdue, maybe Alabama, too.
Having said that, I want to know how badly my disciplinary probation will effect my chances. I'm on it for having too many detentions, but ALL of my detentions are either because of not wearing socks (which, yes, is against the rules), or being late to class. Also, I don't even know if I'm supposed to put it on my applications because it isn't on my permanent record, and the dean said it wouldn't go to schools, and it is really nothing but a title in my case.
I know that some of the schools I'm applying to are stretches anyway, but I would just like some input on what you think will happen, and if you think I should put it on the applications. Thanks!</p>

<p>Detensions do not generally go on transcripts or official report, and if your Dean said so, I would rely on that. You may want to confirm with your GC that he/she will give you a favorable recommendation. Lighten up, and take a positive attitude with them.</p>

<p>it could have an effect but i wouldn't worry about it too much...</p>

<p>If you are worried about how your counselor and teachers will rate your character on the forms & recs they will be given, it might be to your advantage to wear socks and make it to class on time next semester, thereby showing an improvement in attitude.</p>

<p>The college forms usually ask about suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, so assuming your bare ankles haven't garnered that sort of punishment, you'll be fine!</p>

<p>If your Dean says it won't go on your transcript, then don't put it on your application (lest you end up like that girl in "The Gatekeepers" who mentioned the brownie experience in her application).</p>

<p>Don't worry. Nobody in admissions is going to care that you didn't wear socks. But, the one thing to keep in mind is to make sure when you ask for recommendations, you ask the teachers who didn't care about socks, and make sure they are teachers who don't care that you were late. Some teachers will really get irked with that kind of stuff and some won't. Choose the teachers who think you are fantastic! good luck. You sound like you will be a great student, and you will love college where they really won't notice if you are wearing socks.;)</p>

<p>If you really think it matters that much, just make sure you get really good recs to cancel the whole thing out.</p>

<p>If it doesn't show up on your transcript you have nothing to worry about. as long as your rec writers don't mention it.i had tons of ASD for excessive tardies but that stuff doesn't show up on my transcript so it wasn't an issue.if it does though, your more selective schools won't look favorably on it.
and for the love of god don't mention it in any fashion unless it really does show up on your transcript and looks really bad. i still wouldn't though. there is really no excuse for that kind of stuff, unless you walked the 40 miles to school every day</p>

<p>Kid in my school had a 3.7 GPA and was on varsity basketball for 4 years. He got into UMiami this year. </p>

<p>......and he was also in prison for 4 months this year, on cocaine posession.</p>

<p>Thank you, everyone! Also, my dad keeps saying that I will get into engineering programs more easily because I'm a girl. Is there any truth in this?</p>

<p>yes. my friend got into northeasterns engineering program despite a C in ap physics and low b's her junior year in science. we're pretty sure she's in because she's a girl. best of luck though!</p>

<p>Eromano, UMiami is NOT Miami U.</p>

<p>does gender change increase your chances? (ill change back later)</p>