What does a suspension entail?

 

If a student at a college or university is found responsible for our conduct charge, whatever the charge may entail, whether it's a Title IX sexual misconduct, academic misconduct, a general disciplinary issue, if a suspension is imposed, it is a serious matter. A suspension as the name implies would require separation from the school. Suspension would be noted on a student's disciplinary record, and disciplinary records are often requested say by graduate schools, potential internships, employment. So all those future scenarios can be impacted.

A suspension, although it may not be reflected on a student's academic transcript, there would be a gap which may need to be explained with those similar future opportunities in mind. A suspension can vary in length. An absolute minimum, it's generally one semester. In most instances, even if a finding takes place at the end of the semester, the school would impose the sanction say at that time. Sometimes they would allow it to start for the next semester. Suspensions can vary. They can be one year, they can be two years, three years, sometimes even longer. Some re-admittance to school is automatic. At other times, a student actually has to reapply and be considered for readmission. An experienced attorney can help through the process and can help potentially avoid a suspension.

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