The OSC does not track which students with criminal records enroll after being cleared for admission, nor which crimes those students committed.
For those undergoing the review process, OSC officials may speak to parties who have knowledge of the candidate's criminal history or behavior, including probation officers, wardens of detention facilities or others familiar with the candidate, the website states.
Student opinions on these hurdles and even these potential students' admission is mixed. If it's a petty crime, they should have the same [opportunities as everyone else], but if it's something serious like murder, they should have more processes to go through," said Joseph Lopez, a junior mechanical engineering major.
Other students, however, see higher education as an opportunity for previously delinquent students to improve their potential and their current situation, whatever that may be.
But imagine how hard applying to the university is when you have a criminal record to report.
Students with criminal records applying to the university are required to report their criminal or conduct history, according to the Office of Student Conduct website.If admitted, students usually are admitted with conditions." While each case is handled individually, students who have been expelled from other institutions are not granted admission to UCF, she said.Students with criminal pasts are admitted under disciplinary probation, excluding them from certain opportunities at UCF.Nonfiction — minimum 100 words, maximum 6,000 words; we accept memoir, personal essays, literary journalism, or lyric essays.Poetry — maximum of 3 poems; we accept poems in any form. You can submit during the Early Bird Submissions AND/OR during Open Submissions.For example, such students are not permitted to occupy a leadership position in any student organization or represent the university in any official capacity, according to the OSC website.Students under disciplinary probation may still attend classes, however.Non-clearance represents an "unfavorable" recommendation, after which the appropriate offices may uphold the recommendation and as such, a student is not admitted to the university.There is not an appeal process for lack of admission on the grounds of past misconduct.According to figures from the Office of Student Conduct, from January 2014 to May 2014, UCF received 791 applications that included any sort of crime for review.Such crimes included anything from academic misconduct to felonies and misdemeanors.