The consequences of being held accountable at the campus are severe. First, it will affect your current semester and interfere with your immediate objectives. Second, it will fundamentally change how your future unfolds. We are frequently taken aback when our clients claim that they must study for a test in order to prepare for a hearing that might determine whether they will be expelled. Much more important than the test is the hearing. These circumstances might destroy your academic future. You can fall behind in class if you have a poor test score. You should be aware of that and take appropriate action. You must contact a lawyer if you are dismissed from medical school.
Suspension and expulsion are often the two penalties for sexual assault on college campuses.
Suspension raises three significant issues:
- How will the void in your educational background appear?
- What will it say on your transcript?
- Which academic records will be sent to whichever institution you choose to transfer to?
In each of these situations, we frequently consider the punishment in terms of how it may impact our client’s future. Naturally, that depends on the type of future you desire. A suspension can be a major problem if getting a Ph.D. or becoming an attorney is your life’s ambition. It will probably impact your future admission prospects to other institutions, and it will come up if you apply to join the bar to practice law. Similar to this, there could be additional inquiries regarding what transpired if you wish to work in a highly regulated business, require a security clearance, or both.
If you have been expelled, you still worry about what is on your transcript and the school’s academic records, just like someone who has been suspended does.
You must submit an application to a new university to obtain your undergraduate degree. Almost all schools will ask about your expulsion, and almost all schools you apply to will find out about it via a question on the Common Application, a notation on your record, or a FERPA release.
Frequently, the reason for your expulsion will need to be addressed in your transfer application. You can manage what knowledge the school has and regulate the narrative if the educational records provided are minimal—for example, information about the discovery but not the natural resources that went with it. In contrast, it will be considerably more difficult to manage the story if everything that is made public includes all of the highly emotive materials related to the case.