Can a college or a university reject you if you have criminal record?

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes, most colleges do run background checks on prospective students, it doesn't mean they will reject you. It might look as if the majority of colleges run background checks, but they may not be doing a deep dive unless there is probable cause. Many colleges use the Common Application, which has a self-disclosure question asking about an applicant's criminal past. This might be the only "background check" a college does, as only 20% of colleges say they conduct more formal background screenings.

  • 6 months ago

    Anymore, they only reject you if you are a white male.

  • 6 months ago

    A private university can. As for a state school, it depends on what state and what sort of record

  • cool
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    yes but this will only a problem for the most prestigious universities.

    the rest are desperate for students willing to take on the debt

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  • juliet
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    They aren’t required to, but they simply have the right to

  • 6 months ago

    Absolutely they can. If you have a criminal record, consider community college as you are more likely to be accepted there despite your past.

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes. You need to look at their application. If they ask about a criminal record on the application, you'll know that it's something they will consider. If they don't ask the question, it's not one of the factors for admission.

    I knew of one young guy this applied to. His parents helped him look for a school that did not ask. He was admitted there without any problem, went to his classes, and graduated with a bachelor's degree.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes in the UK.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes

  • 6 months ago

    Yes, especially if you have felonies.

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