Palin Changed Colleges 6 Times
VP hopeful zig-zagged from Idaho to Hawaii to Alaska over 6 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 5, 2008 12:30 PM CDT
Following his acceptance speech last night, Republican presidential nominee John McCain talks with Piper Palin, daughter of vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin seems to have switched colleges at least six times in 6 years, including two stints at the University of Idaho before she graduated from there in 1987. Palin and three friends went to the University of Hawaii at Hilo after graduation from high school in 1982, but left after a few weeks. She then enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, but attended only as a freshman during fall 1982.

From Hawaii Pacific, Palin transferred to North Idaho College, and attended two semesters before transferring to Idaho, where she studied from 1984 to spring 1985, before transferring to Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska for fall 1985. She then returned to UI, from which she graduated in 1987. Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools could say why she transferred.