I am required to register as a sex offender. How this will affect going back to school?

If you are required to register as a sex offender, you should still be able to attend the school or program of your choice, but will face some extra requirements,.In addition to fulfilling your section 290 registration requirements, you must also register with the campus police department at your school within five days of enrolling in classes.[2715] If there is no police department at your school, you must register with the police department for the city in which the school is located, or if there is no city police department, the county sheriff.[2716] Depending on your underlying conviction, you may need to comply with sex-offender residency restrictions, which could prevent you from living on or near campus (learn more about residency restrictions in the PAROLE & PROBATION CHAPTER on PG 169). Similarly, your conditions of parole, probation or supervision may affect your ability to attend classes. If this is the case, ask your attorney or parole or probation officer for help adding an exception for attending classes. Until an exception is made, you should comply with your conditions first.

Learn more about requirements for people required to register for sex offenses under California Penal Code section 290 (both if you are on parole or are not on parole) in the PAROLE & PROBATION CHAPTER on PG. 163.

  1. 2715

    Cal. Penal Code § 290.01(a)

  2. 2716

    Cal. Penal Code § 290.01(b)