Notice to Applicants and Students with Misdemeanor and Felony Convictions

Employment in most health care positions requires a background check. The University does not believe that students should make a substantial investment of time and money if the ability to secure employment in the field of study is unlikely. For this reason WCU does not accept admissions applications from prospective students with felony convictions or on active probation for a misdemeanor conviction. Students in the programs with clinical requirements with misdemeanor convictions may not be able to be placed for their clinical course work or become licensed. Prospective students are required to disclose information relating to any felony or misdemeanor conviction to their admissions representative.