It's a first for university systems in the United States. State University of New York schools will no longer request information about criminal history from potential students.

According to news reports for Metro Source:

SUNY schools are removing questions about prior felony convictions from their general college applications.

SUNY trustees voted to delete questions regarding a prospective student's criminal history.

New York has a goal statewide to improve the way those with a criminal past reform and re-enter in to society.

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