disorderly conduct get me kicked out of school?
- 0Jul 16, '10 by kage_20I got a disorderly conduct a few years back when I was young and stupid. The school sent me a form to fill out about arrest and conviction records and if I was ever convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation. Do I circle yes or no??
Has anyone not gotten into school b/c of this before? I've already been accepted!
Input is very appreciated!
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- 1Jul 18, '10 by Class2011I'm sure programs have seen their share of criminal records and that many people are forgiven prior transgressions. It will depend on the circumstances and the explanation you provide. Be honest, straightforward and take responsibility for your misdeeds.
If it was long enough ago, a minor infraction, or occurred while you were a minor, you might be able to get the record sealed. You would have to research your state laws and petition the court.
But lying on any application is grounds for dismissal at any point. You don't want that hanging over your head throughout the program.
- 0Jul 18, '10 by medic7577Ummm...you circle yes.
They are going to do a pretty good background check on you anyway, so they will most likely find out. The point is, there is no reason to lie. You have already been accepted, why even entertain the thought of screwing that up. And, as another poster stated, they will see it as if you are willing to lie now, what else will you or have you already lied about????
I understand how you feel. I got a DUI many years ago and have had to put it on every app since (nursing school, anesthesia school, and job apps). Makes you feel like crap to have to do it, but you have to own up to your mistakes and be accountable.
You will be fine.
Circle yes and get on with it!