I have a criminal history followed by over a year of recovery. I have 1 detainment, 3 separate arrests that were all dismissed, a DUI that was expunged, and a an arrest that I am on probation for right now. Some applications only ask for convictions, some for any arrest or charges juvenile and/or adult, some all charges unless expunged. I was given the advice to send the exact same list of charges, arrests, and dispositions to all schools. I was told to say something like: I know the question may have not been specifically asked but I am noting in full disclosure and candor my whole past. I would then finish it off by saying something like I am happy to say I have been in recovery since November of 2007. I will include a supplemental statement explaining the circumstances in my life but take full responsibility for my actions. The question is: Do you agree that I should tell them more than they ask? Will they look at it as being honest or look down on it? I know this is a gray area but tell me your opinion.