Beyond the Box Resource Guide

Department of Education logoThe U.S. Department of Education published the Beyond the Box Resource Guide to help colleges and universities remove potential barriers to pursuing higher education faced by the estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records, including considering the chilling effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested. The guide also encourages alternatives to inquiring about criminal histories during college admissions and provides recommendations to support a holistic review of applicants.