Parent College Coach Tip #66: Student Behavior Can Impact College Admissions Decision

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Did you know that your student’s behavior can impact the college admission decision?

A study, released on Friday, conducted by the Center for Community Alternatives, found that roughly 3 out of 4 colleges and universities collect high school disciplinary information, and that 89 percent of those institutions use the information to make admission decisions. The study, titled “Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions,” found that half of all high schools disclose such information to colleges, even though they are not required to do so.

What are the implications for parents?

These findings make it even more critical for parents to begin creating students who respect authority and submit to the instruction and guidance of authority. In today’s world of helicopter parenting, it’s easy to step in and help students avoid the consequences of their actions. But that type of parenting only produces entitled children who rebel against teachers and school administration. Students should understand that the consequences of their bad behavior will quite possibly affect their college admissions decisions. And this can in turn, impact your student’s future.

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