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at the risk of sounding ignorant, i wasn't aware speeding tickets were considered infractions. I just noticed today a few schools require a report on felonies, misdeamors, AND infractions.. is the best course of action to email schools and inform them? I understand speeding tickets are relatively trivial, but don't want to feel like I'm "withholding information". Any advice?
 

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at the risk of sounding ignorant, i wasn't aware speeding tickets were considered infractions. I just noticed today a few schools require a report on felonies, misdeamors, AND infractions.. is the best course of action to email schools and inform them? I understand speeding tickets are relatively trivial, but don't want to feel like I'm "withholding information". Any advice?
It was required for the school that accepted me at that time. I was specifically told to include it.
 

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Call the schools up that include infractions-- I called Touro Nevada when I saw that and they pretty much told me that they only cared about misdemeanors and felonies--not speeding tickets. Whereas when I called RVUCOM they told me to include everything with the exception of parking tickets. It's all relative. When in doubt email or call them up.
 
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Call the schools up that include infractions-- I called Touro Nevada when I saw that and they pretty much told me that they only cared about misdemeanors and felonies--not speeding tickets. Whereas when I called RVUCOM they told me to include everything with the exception of parking tickets. It's all relative. When in doubt email or call them up.
Didn't RVUCOM ask for criminal offenses? I'm under the impression speeding tickets are not criminal offenses.
 

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I emailed RVUCOM like a few weeks ago and they told me this "It will be best to disclose this information on your application. It looks better if you’re honest beforehand then if we find out this information later in a background check. But speeding tickets aren’t usually considered very serious."

Hope that helps!
Didn't RVUCOM ask for criminal offenses? I'm under the impression speeding tickets are not criminal offenses.
 

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The only school that I checked so far require you to input this is WVSOM, TUNCOM. The rest did not ask about this (unless speeding is a felony in your state). Most of the time I saw they ask are you convicted for a felony.

ATSU SOMA ask similar question but tell you to excluding traffic violation.
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WVSOM is the only school that I can think of that asked me this.
 

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What counts as infractions? I got a ticket once for tinted windows...now this thread has me second guessing what I have to disclose.
 

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What counts as infractions? I got a ticket once for tinted windows...now this thread has me second guessing what I have to disclose.
Infractions= violation of law. It could be any law. So yes that MAY fall into it but in all honesty it just depends how the verbiage is on the secondary. The best bet? Contact the school, tell them specifically what you were cited for, and make sure this is done through email and is in writing. But I have a VERY strong feeling that you are okay if a window tint citing is all you have, let alone minor speeding tickets.
 
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It depends on wording in the secondaries and your state. Some states even class parking fines as misdemeanor. Some schools specifically exclude traffic related infractions. If in doubt you can email, but most background checks do not flag motor vehicle related infractions.
 

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And while we are on the topic, it is good practice to run a criminal background check on yourself to see what comes up. Ive heard crazy stories. Its only a 40 bucks or so. My speeding tickets somehow showed up there, and one of them wasnt in my home state. Go figure!
 

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And while we are on the topic, it is good practice to run a criminal background check on yourself to see what comes up. Ive heard crazy stories. Its only a 40 bucks or so. My speeding tickets somehow showed up there, and one of them wasnt in my home state. Go figure!
I was actually just trying to do this but couldn't find any reliable websites. Can you let me know which site you used? Thanks