Good question. Depends on the university, I suppose. What are you worried about?
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There is a very good chance. And a certainty that if asked about your history (such as a conviction resulting in probation) being honest is the best choice.
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If you are applying to a State School or for Federal Financial Aid, they will ask about drug convictions. What were you on probation for? Did you dismiss it pursuant to PC 1203.4 once your probation expired?
I don't think that the fact that you were on probation in the past should be an issue, but i would have to look at the application and the exact wording of the question.
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