Reliable Background Screening’s student background checks are specifically designed to meet screening requirements for academic and clinical teaching environments. More and more, educational institutions are recognizing the benefit of having a background check conducted on prospective students wishing to attend their programs. Reliable’s student screening service mitigates risk for educational institutions while helping them protect their other students, faculty, staff, and reputation.

Offering background checks for students can help make them more marketable for internship and externship opportunities.

At Reliable Background Screening, our student background check services include a comprehensive background review, allowing you to investigate an individual’s past, criminal record, and behavior online before making an admissions decision.

Reliable Background Screening makes vetting student applicants simple and efficient. Our user-friendly system allows students to register and obtain their required screening components online, from wherever they may be. Reliable’s secure online portal makes it convenient to receive up-to-date background checks and relevant information.


Reliable Background Screening is the trusted source for all your student and educational background screening needs, with customized searches, unparalleled quality control and live-agent verified reports. With our electronic background screening process, student applicants submit their own background order information and electronically sign disclosure forms, freeing educational institutions from additional administrative tasks.


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  • Unmatched Quality Control review of FCRA-compliant background screening reports will help ensure that any input errors do not result in invalid results
  • Partner with the major credit bureaus, with Canadian Credit Reports also available
  • Capabilities to research records from every county courthouse throughout the nation
  • Exclusive access to national and state data, including comprehensive motor vehicle records, eviction records, and criminal records for all 50 states
  • International criminal checks are also available
  • Personalized screening, with Customer Service Agents available weekdays
  • Secure online services tailored to your specific requirements available 24/7
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Colleges are increasingly performing criminal background checks on student applicants, as part of their student approval and acceptance process. This has also become a critical part of any scholarship granting process, whether it be a sports scholarship, music scholarship, academic scholarship, or simply a “needs-based” financial scholarship.
Although colleges often have specific requirements, based upon the student candidates, and the programs for which they are being considered, crimes involving harm or violence to an individual or property are generally the criminal records that require particular review. It is also important to ensure that no student applicant is an “SDN,” on OFAC, or on any “watch-list,” such as FBI Most Wanted, INTERPOL, FBI Most Wanted Terrorist, National Sex Offender Registry, to name just a few of the myriad “watch-lists” that should also be included in any student background check.
Certain criminal records should always disqualify anyone from becoming a student. Specifically, if someone is an SDN, doing any business with that person, including allowing them to be a student, could subject the college or the appropriate college employee(s) to millions of dollars in civil and criminal penalties, and a conviction can result in the additional penalty of ten years of federal prison time, per occurrence. Other crimes can generally be handled by the college’s admission policy, based upon their risk mitigation tolerance and needs. However, not checking for SDN’s is truly not an option.