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Preparing for college after your conviction

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

After your release from prison in Virginia, you may wonder where to begin with rebuilding your life. Pursuing a college education is an excellent way to expand your knowledge, master critical skills and pave your path to success.

Despite what some may say, going to college with a felony on your record is both doable and encouraged. When you know how to prepare you may have higher chances of admission to a desirable educational institution.

Organize your life

Accomplishing a few objectives prior to applying for college may ease your effort to admission. Some tasks you consider completing ahead of time include the following:

  • Find stable housing
  • Assess transportation needs
  • Open a bank account
  • Find a job
  • Gather transcripts from former schooling experiences

Making a strategy for how you will accomplish your goals can help you achieve tasks in a timely and efficient manner. When you do everything intentionally you can avoid the disappointment of missing steps along the way.

Seek support

Going to college is a major accomplishment. You may experience significantly more satisfaction and success when you have people to help and support you along the way. According to U.S. News, check the resources in your local community. You may find programs that provide assistance to felons. Networking with these associations may put you in connection with valuable educational opportunities.

You may also consider working with a mentor to give you guidance and help you identify reasonable goals. Collaborating with an attorney can also benefit you so you can verify the accuracy of your criminal record. With your commitment to reaching your goals, you can confidently prepare college applications despite your background.