Is a student required to disclose a suspension when applying to other colleges or universities?

 

Whether a student is required to disclose the suspension when applying to other colleges or universities depends on the question that's specifically asked. Most schools will ask about a student's prior disciplinary history at their former school. Some schools do not. The question could be more open ended, have you ever been investigated regarding a disciplinary issue, whether it involves a Title IX sexual misconduct, academic misconduct or an academic integrity or general disciplinary issue? Other schools are more specific. Other schools may ask, have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary issue? If a student is not forthright, and we're able to get into that school that they're trying to say, transfer to or apply to, in the case of say, graduate schools as a school where to find out at a later time, they could either ask the student to leave, or even if the student had it graduated at a later time, it could revoke a degree. So it is serious, and it needs to be properly handled. Suspensions are serious. They can impact both the present and the future. An experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process and can help rectify potential complications coming from a suspension.

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