Automatic Disqualifiers

  • A Class B conviction within the last 10 years.
  • A family violence conviction.
  • Conviction of any offense above a class B misdemeanor.
  • Currently on probation or under indictment for any criminal offense.
  • Discharge from the military under less than honorable conditions including:
    • Any other characterization of service indicating bad character.
    • Bad conduct.
    • Dishonorable.
    • Other than honorable condition.

Illegal Drug Use

  • Admission of illegal use of any kind within three years prior to the date of the entrance exam. 
  • Any illegal use of PCP or LSD regardless of time.
  • Any illegal use of a felony grade substance as defined in the Texas Penal Code or Health and Safety Code, within ten years prior to the date of the entrance exam; to include prescription medication not prescribed to the applicant. 
  • Extensive use of any illegal drug will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Factors considered are number of times, length of usage and lifestyle improvements.

Driving Record

  • A Driving record that indicates the following:
    • Driver's license is currently suspended or revoked on the date of the entrance exam or after.
    • Any serious violation such as reckless driving, endangering the lives of other, racing, failing to stop and render aid, or negligent vehicular manslaughter within the past three years.
    • Excessive standard moving violations such as speeding, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control signal, failure to signal, failure to keep right, following too close, etc. 

Possible Disqualifiers

  • Failure to substantially and properly complete the application form, including but not limited to: failure to fill in all blanks to an extent that suggest intentional omission or deception, failure to provide notary seals required or failure to attach requested documents unless prior arrangements have been made. 
  • History of failure to maintain financial responsibility shown through a credit report. 
  • Unstable job history; the applicant changes jobs frequently.