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    Hello everyone!

    We’re fully aware that in the wake of the Florida school shootings, many colleges have made public statements to the effect that you will not be negatively impacted in your applications to those schools if you are disciplined for engaging in “peaceful and productive civil actions.”

    We try hard to remain apolitical and we certainly respect your rights to protest how you see fit. We just want to make sure those applicants following this Class of 2018 understand that proving your actions were peaceful and productive could be a bit of a challenge. Additionally, sympathetic recommendations may be hard to come by if your civil actions go against their employer’s philosophy. And, ultimately, all of this could negatively impact your admissions chances and leave you in a challenging predicament.

    In conclusion, we simply want to make sure you understand the ramifications of your decisions in advance.

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.


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    All excellent points. Thanks for sharing, David!

    Dany De La Cruz

    What if they are suspended for peacefully protesting something besides gun control? And what if it’s a cause more associated with conservatives?

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