How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

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How has your criminal record impacted your cycle?

Major Impact
2
6%
Minor Impact
9
29%
No Impact At All
20
65%
 
Total votes: 31

honestabe84
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How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby honestabe84 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:36 pm

Also, please note what your charges were, when the charges occurred, and what your vote is.

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Gunners87
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby Gunners87 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:43 pm

I had 4 alcohol related citations during college (graduated 1 yr ago) and I don't think they have affected me all, tbh. One school asked for clarification on a matter, that's about it.

honestabe84
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby honestabe84 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:44 pm

Gunners87 wrote:I had 4 alcohol related citations during college (graduated 1 yr ago) and I don't think they have affected me all, tbh. One school asked for clarification on a matter, that's about it.


Were they all relatively minor (i.e. drinking in a dorm), or were any of them more serious (i.e. DUI)?

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Gunners87
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby Gunners87 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:46 pm

I have 2 public intoxications, 2 underages (what can i say, i party). I guess I would consider them minor.

lawschoolstudent85
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:47 pm

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PlugInBaby
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby PlugInBaby » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:34 pm

I think my misdemeanor assault and battery from seven years ago may have put me on the WL for a school that should be showering me with $$...but another similar school admitted me and showed me the $$.

honestabe84
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby honestabe84 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:13 pm

bump

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lt0826
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby lt0826 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:18 am

I can't answer because I have no idea why certain schools accepted or rejected me, but my guess would be no impact except maybe for at Minnesota.

Zara
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby Zara » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:24 am

i have a felony charge from when I was 16 and I got into Harvard. It doesn't hurt you as long as you are honest and upfront about it.

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burtonrideclub
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby burtonrideclub » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:34 am

One Public Intoxication, don't think it has affected me at all. Boys will be boys....

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Lonagan
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby Lonagan » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:21 am

My cycle thus far tends to indicate that schools who require disclosure of traffic violations do not hold them against you. My one speeding ticket may not be enough to go by though.

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pleasetryagain
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby pleasetryagain » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:45 am

Lonagan wrote:My cycle thus far tends to indicate that schools who require disclosure of traffic violations do not hold them against you. My one speeding ticket may not be enough to go by though.


lol.. hardly a criminal record but good for you anyway..

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ccs224
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Re: How has your criminal record affected your cycle? (POLL)

Postby ccs224 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:56 am

Arrested for parading without a permit or somesuch bull. No discernible effect.




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