Agreeing with other posts so far ..... the past is in the past (the farther back, the better,obviously), and fully disclose every transgression, both to school, and to the BON when it's test time - my state is way more tolerant of full disclosure than it is if you "neglect" to mention a prior arrest. I had a few prior arrests, along the lines of yours, and I just made sure I contacted the court systems that processed the cases, got all the info needed to prove that I indeed "paid my debt to society," and that they were stupid, immature decisions that I wouldn't dream of making now that I'm married with children (in every case, that "debt" was merely $$$, never looking at jail time), and I had no problem getting into school or getting authorization to test from BON. The biggest thorn in my side was a speeding ticket from several years ago (the least of my offenses, in my eyes
.... but, apparently, because I was traveling - according to the officer - 93 in a 65 zone, it was considered reckless driving, so I had to contact the out-of-state court and get the info sent to me to fwd to the BON) .... I considered it a minor ticketable offense, didn't immediately supply info to the BON, and they made me retrieve said info .... luckily, it was straightened out before my scheduled test date came, so it worked out just fine. I guess I'm lucky in that the worst of my counter-cultural activities occurred before computerized records (the '70's), and that record was expunged anyway, so all is well. wish you great success.....the past is the past - live for the future !!!