Hey all CCers
I am submitting this inquiry on behalf of a friend who is applying to USC. According to him, there is a field on the 2nd part of the application that asks if the applicant has had any infractions other than traffic violations. Unfortunately, my friend was charged with ‘illegal possession of marijuana’ (which actually belonged to one of the passengers of his vehicle) after a routine traffic stop. Should this really be considered an infraction seeing as it stemmed from a traffic violation and he is not guilty of arson or the likes? If he were to not comment or not put the possession down as an infraction, does he run the risk of rejection because he “lied” on his application? Does anyone believe USC actually does a background check on applicants or know if they even have the authority to? I personally wasn’t there at the time the violation occurred and I think it sucks he took one for the team and that it would affect his chances at a college.
Thank you for any input. =)