Albany, NY – The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) lauded a decision by the State University of New York (SUNY) system to no longer require student applicants to disclose prior felony convictions during the admissions process.
“This change will make an enormous difference. We believe many more New Yorkers will now seek the higher education so vital to their continued ability to succeed,” said Association President Andrew Kossover.
The SUNY Board of Trustees voted for the change on Wednesday.
NYSACDL thanks SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall for his work on the new policy, which is designed to insure New Yorkers broad access to quality public higher education.
The new policy is expected to begin with the 2018 admissions cycle.