edev17 Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 I am currently applying to PA school this cycle through CASPA and the part of the application that mentions "have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor" is really starting to frighten me. I have already E-submitted my application and checked the box for NO. I received a MIC (minor in consumption) four years ago and received a jay walking ticket about a year ago. With the MIC I completed deferred disposition and from my understanding the case was "dismissed." With the jaywalking ticket I payed my fine and did probation, which also means this ticket was dismissed. So I guess what I am worried about is the question being asked on the CASPA application. As far as being convicted, I have talked to people in the courthouse in which I handled my tickets and they have told me that I was NOT convicted, which is why I chose NO to that specific question on CASPA. If the question had asked if I had ever been CHARGED with a misdemeanor then I would have chosen YES, as some of the supplemental applications did ask in which I did say YES and explained. I guess I just don't want to look like I am lying during a background check and then have any potential acceptance offers rescinded. I also am eligible to expunge both of the tickets but I am sure it will cost me an arm and a leg so I don't want to spend the money if it is not necessary. Hopefully someone has some advice on this situation and thank you in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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