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A conviction for DUI/DWI can have long-lasting effects on a person’s life, including the denial of an application for admission to a college, university, or other school. A DUI/DWI can also be the basis for probation, suspension, or expulsion from a college, university, or other school—and loss of scholarships—especially if it is the student’s second (or more) DUI/DWI conviction.

Consequences for a DUI/DWI conviction vary from school to school and may also depend on whether the conviction was for a misdemeanor or a more serious felony charge.

In Texas, a conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can indeed have significant repercussions on a person's educational opportunities. Educational institutions in Texas have the discretion to consider an applicant's criminal history, including DUI/DWI convictions, when making admission decisions. The impact of such a conviction on admission or continued enrollment can vary widely among colleges, universities, and other schools. For instance, a DUI/DWI could lead to the denial of admission, probation, suspension, or expulsion, depending on the institution's policies and the specifics of the offense, such as whether it was a misdemeanor or felony. Additionally, students may face the loss of scholarships or financial aid. Repeat offenses often result in more severe consequences. It's important for students to review the specific policies of the educational institutions they are attending or plan to attend to understand the potential impacts of a DUI/DWI conviction on their educational status.

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