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First offense and Grad School

LeslieRayLeslieRay Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Please give me some feedback here people.

I am about to enter graduate school and the only thing that is against me within applying (since my gpa is above what they need, a professor and employer wrote a solid recommendation letter, and my personal essay was on point), was a petty theft first offense charge last year that will be cleared off my record coming spring. I am TERRIFIED that this is the one stupid mistake that is going to get me shooed away from the graduate program of my dreams and I need to know that maybe I will be okay. It wasn't drugs, or alcohol, or anything INSANE, but it was definitely something stupid that destroyed me as a person. Thoughts?

Replies to: First offense and Grad School

  • boneh3adboneh3ad Registered User Posts: 7,094 Senior Member
    Can schools even see that you had such an offense? I'm pretty sure I don't see that when I review applications.
  • cosmicfishcosmicfish Registered User Posts: 4,203 Senior Member
    Unless you are applying to a program that requires a background check (for example, working with children), they should not see the charge or likely care about it if they do.
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