How important is disciplinary history?

<p>I'm new to this and I've been wondering how disciplinary history (supension/expulsion) weighs into the admissions process. Mine's a suspension. Would this automatically knock my app down several notches or can I show what I've learned from it/how it's changed me? I'm looking at top colleges, maybe Princeton and Georgetown.</p>

<p>They want to know serious infractions. Criminal activity, prosecutions, expulsions. They need to protect their student body. If you're not a threat to commit stuff, don't sweat it.</p>