Among its responsibilities, the Office of Student Conduct supports the Office of Admissions (Undergraduate and Graduate), the Student Success Office, the Office of Extended Studies, and the Education Abroad Office in their review of applicants that have a disciplinary history.
Applicants to the University or any of its programs must indicate the following on their application:
- Whether disciplinary action has been taken against them at another institution (college or high school)
- Whether they have been dishonorably discharged from a branch of the military
The University has a responsibility to balance the rights of individuals with the rights, health, and safety of the University community at large. We review the responses to these questions to evaluate potential risks to the University community as well as to connect potential students to campus resources that may be helpful during their time at UMD, should they be admitted. We hope to support individuals' continued growth and development while they are integrating into our community.
When an applicant, who meets all other admissions requirements, answers "yes" to any of those questions, the applicant’s file will be reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct in a process called a Conduct Clearance. This process helps determine the applicant’s eligibility to enroll at the University and to connect potential students with campus resources to support their success. The Conduct Clearance Process will ONLY be initiated for individuals who meet all other admissions requirements.
The application may vary from program to program, so it is required that you truthfully and accurately answer the questions on the application and the clearance form you are submitting. Failure to do so may result in The Office of Student Conduct not recommending an applicant for clearance or the revocation of admission to the University. Any supporting documents you provide to the office must also be authentic and may be uploaded directly in the form below.
The office will then review the information submitted and make a recommendation to the requesting office on whether to clear the applicant for further review. The Office of Student Conduct does NOT make admissions decisions. Clearance forms received less than two weeks prior to the semester in which the applicant is seeking to enroll may not be reviewed within the deadline for admission. Please plan accordingly.
Feel free to contact the Office of Student Conduct with any questions about this process.