Britain Reconsiders Whether Applicants Must Report Criminal Convictions

April 30, 2009

Britain's student admissions service is reconsidering requirements that students must report certain criminal convictions when applying to universities. The Guardian reported that the reconsideration follows its reports on an applicant to medical school who was confused about whether he had to report a burglary conviction from his youth. He was rejected from one university, but was admitted to another -- following a meeting with the country's higher education minister, who was sympathetic.

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