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If your child has changed schools alot for any reason (college related)

like if from kindergarten to 12th grade you moved, military, job changes, family stuff, whatever reasoning..... is this something that could negatively effect a kid being accepted into college?

Like if they had 2 students with nearly identical SAT scores, great essays, etc etc etc but "Joe" attended only 1 elementary school 1 middle school and 1 high school but "Jim" has a thick file of school records from many districts, many states, etc etc ..... will they think "Jim" is flakey or unstable and choose "Joe" instead?

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Asked by hibbingmom at 6:25 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in

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  • Nope, because it isn't any fault of the child that their parents are military, move a lot, etc.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 6:34 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I wouldn't think so, but I really don't know. We were told that what the colleges base a lot of their decision on is consistency in the grades a child received. If he/she had a rocky start they want to see steady improvement all through high school. And if he/she was an A, B student they didn't want to see grades go down by much in any year.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:37 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I changed schools quite a bit and it didn't effect me getting into college.

    Answer by CometGirl at 8:26 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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