Well-Developed Essay

Recently, the State University of New York agreed not to ask about criminal convictions on their admission applications. An editorial in the NY Times agreed with the decision: “Colleges that ask about criminal convictions on their applications fright away untold numbers of students who could succeed academically and who present not risk to campus safety.” Do you think an applicant’s convictions or arrests should be a factor in college admissions? Take a stand and defend your position in a well-developed essay.

***You should write a 5 paragraph essay, which includes an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.