Regarding Suspension/Disciplinary action

I was suspended for one day in tenth grade, BUT I think there may be some sort of catch to it because the guy who i was suspended with told me his mom talked to someone and that guy said it wasn’t entirely official/mandatory to report.
How does this affect my chances into schools like Brown, NYU, U Chicago, Northwestern?
Anyone got any advice for me on how to check on the officiality of these things? I got to a LAUSD public school and my college counselor is worse than useless.

<p>What were you suspended for? It might make a much bigger difference if you were suspended for bringing a weapon on campus or selling dope than if it was for shooting spitwads in class.</p>

<p>You should be able to find out whether the suspension will appear on your school report, and if it will, you--and your admissions counselor, if at all possible--need to address the circumstances on your application. As Coureur poins out, a minor infraction probably won't be much of a problem, but it could be a red flag if they see a suspension on your record that isn't explained.</p>

<p>There is a topic on the front page of this forum about disciplinary actions/suspensions. There is a question on most applications about whether you have ever been suspended or asked to withdraw from a school. The writer says it is best to be totally honest. However, I agree that if the infraction is minor that it can be easily explained.</p>

<p>I know a person who was expelled from school and he put that in his application essay and got into Brown.</p>