The Lantern recently published an article detailing the fact that admission applicants only undergo background checks if they have disclosed a felony on their application. Is this the best way to protect all of the current students? Many Universities screen all applicants. It can be free of charge to the university if you have the applicant pay for their own background checks as part of the application. True Hire has an option where the applicants can request a background check on themselves and the information is then reported to the school that they have applied to. See detail at the link below.