plagiarism in 9th garde?

<p>I got in trouble for plagiarism (i was an idiot) back in 9th grade and I think that colleges will be notified of it. Would something like this that happened 3 years ago hurt my chances at the ivy's and tier-1's? Thx a lot</p>

<p>I don't think that colleges would hold against you something you did in 9th grade. I do suggest, however, that as an addition to your application, you provide an explanation of what happened and what you learned through that mistake. It also would be important to have teacher and counselor recommendations that emphasize your integrity.</p>