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Persons with Prior Felonies

Beginning January 2018, SUNY changed its policy on the admission of persons with prior felony convictions.  The new policy, effective July 1, 2017, states that all applications for SUNY institutions for first time applicants will no longer include a question regarding criminal history.

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits Monroe Community College admission applications from inquiring into applicant's prior criminal history.  After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs.  The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions.  Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean or chairperson of their academic department.

With respect to the information listed above, students are also required to share arrests and convictions with the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office if they occur while enrolled.

To find out how to complete the survey indicating your felony status at the time you are registering for an experiential course, read Completing the Experiential Course Survey.

To find out how to complete the felony review process, read Obtaining an Unsuppressed Record Review.