Currently on PTI, can I still go to PTA school?

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Mari in Trenton, New Jersey

49 months ago

Hey folks. I am currently on the PTI (pre-trial intervention) program lasting about 6 months. The arrest will be pulled up looking into my record but no convictions (phew!). I was wondering, will this affect my entry into school or even omit me from going? Thanks.

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xnmmi in Lancaster, California

49 months ago

The school only wants your money - they don't care about your background. I was enrolled at a 4 year fully accredited university earlier this year and I had 3, count 'em 3 guys on probation in the class. 2 of them had to have their grades for the court every 6 weeks and all 3 had to have their attendance sent in on a bi weekly basis. They will not be working in the field (Solar Energy) for any of the big names in the industry and 1 of the guys had his DL permanently revoked - no driving ever for him - but he was in school and has the student loans to prove it...

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Mari in Trenton, New Jersey

49 months ago

Thanks!!

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Jon in Garvin, Oklahoma

49 months ago

Mari in Trenton, New Jersey said: Hey folks. I am currently on the PTI (pre-trial intervention) program lasting about 6 months. The arrest will be pulled up looking into my record but no convictions (phew!). I was wondering, will this affect my entry into school or even omit me from going? Thanks.

I wouldn't hid the pending trial from the school. It may keep you out of the program this go around, but if the program is worth their salt, you'll never get in if you're not honest. If you're convicted, depending on the charge, it will likely keep you from being granted application to sit for the test in your state.

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Mari in Trenton, New Jersey

46 months ago

No convictions, it is a disorderly persons conduct that will be expunged.

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jjc000 in Bronx, New York

25 months ago

I just graduated from pta school. I have 2 convictions. But I may not be able to sit for the state exam.

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jjc000 in Bronx, New York

25 months ago

You will be fine

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ndnj in Red Bank, New Jersey

5 months ago

Hi jjc000, I was curious about how things turned out for you.... if you don't mind sharing, of course. Were you able to sit for the exam? If so, what process did you have to go through to be granted permission? I really sincerely hope things are working out for you...those two years of school are no joke, and to have the door slammed in my face at the end is my biggest fear. I'm already on the s***-list, to put it bluntly, after failing a clinical, and I am almost finished with my one year academic probation period. HOWEVER, I have a previously expunged felony from 8 years ago and a misdemeanor (that DOES show up during a background check) also from 8 years ago. PLUS, I managed to get myself arrested only a few months ago (two felonies and 3 or 4 possible misdemeanors). As I even read this back to myself, I ask, why do I even bother going back and preparing, only to humiliate myself once more... but I just feel that I have put so much time, stress, blood, and tears into this so far ( I have completed a full year and have one year left plus the summer clinical) and I would kick myself if I didn't even try. Perhaps it is a bit presumptuous of me to say, but I am not a bad person, if anything, I am extremely empathetic and take great pleasure in helping and motivating others. In large part due to the problems that got me arrested in the first place (if you catch my drift)... anyways, I am so lost and already having nightmares about returning and making a fool of myself, so I guess any thoughts or experience, feelings - past or present - are welcomed.

...and Mari, same question to you, if you don't mind... I hope PTI went well and school accepted you (I will assume Mercer is closest to you..) I am currently waiting to hear back from the courts whether or not I got accepted into the PTI program, and that will probably determine if I end up with a conviction or "just" a charge on my record.

Thank you both in advance!

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