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Criminal Background Check

Directions for Student Criminal Background Check

  • Go to Pre-Check and click on "Apply Here."
  • Once you enter the application, please complete the following steps:

  • Fill in your contact information. The application is based on your e-mail address so if you need to apply again for another background check, you will need to use a different e-mail address.
  • Pay the $44 fee via PayPal to or by credit card. Make sure you write down your transaction number.
    • If you are using someone else’s PayPal account or credit card, please add a note to your payment or e-mail Amanda with your name and the name you paid under.
  • Click “yes” if you paid and then Submit Now. Your background check will not be started until payment is received!
  • Read through the Student Qualify Information section and provide your Transaction Number from your payment. Click Submit Now.
  • Read through the release and then click Next Section.
  • Provide your Identity Information.
    • You do not need to provide a driver’s license number or issue state.
    • If you do not have a middle initial, fill the space with a period.
    • If you do not have a Social Security Number, fill in 000-00-0000.
  • Click Next Section
  • Complete the Current Residence Section
  • Click Next Section
  • Complete the Previous Address Section.
    • If you do not have a prior address, you can leave this section blank.
  • Click Next Section
  • Complete ALL of the Criminal Record Information.
  • Click Next Section
  • Electronically sign the Student Release for Background Investigation
  • Click Submit Now
  • Complete the Non-United States Residency form.
    • Please note: It is not assumed that you are, and have been, a resident of the U.S. for at least 6 months. All applicants are required to complete this form before your background check can be accepted.
  • You will receive an e-mail when your background check has been accepted. If there is a problem, The Pre-Check Company will contact you. Your background check will be processed within 3 business days. Please do not contact The Pre-Check Company for the status of your background check. The completed background check will be sent directly to the school, you will not receive notification when it is completed.
    • Please note: International students and students with criminal activity will take longer to process. Please allow enough time for these to be completed before your deadline date. Additional fees may apply and will be requested once your application and initial payment of $44 is received.
  • If you have any questions, please e-mail Amanda
  • Please do NOT call The Pre-Check Company.