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Old 11-15-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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As others have said, yes you can start over, and many students do for a wide variety of reasons, including that they were foolish, immature, and/or not ready to be on their own the first time around.

A gpa of 2.6-2.7 is NOT low for a student returning to school after messing up the first time. Many students who want to "start over" have gpa < 2.0 and some < 1.5. My suggestion is to talk to admissions counselor(s) at the school(s) you are interested in. Bring along your last transcript (or get one) so they have an idea of what credits you could transfer in. You definitely want to transfer in as many credits as you can because that will save you $$$.

Generally, any course that is a 100 level or higher in which you got a C or higher should transfer in at least as an elective. Some selective schools may only accept Bs or better, and many programs will only accept As or Bs in your major for transfer credit.

Good luck ... and welcome back.
i am one course away from getting my associates in liberal arts, and then i planned to transfer. but it was just prep coursework for some liberal art major that wouldnt lead me anywhere.

what i want to do is build up my math skills and get into engineering.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I think theres a stipulation in Uni's that if they find out you didnt xfer all credits they can pull your degree after youve earned it. Its fraud.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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You can't start over at the same school as you have an academic record at that school that isn't going away. You can certainly start over at a new school, just go through the admissions process as a new student and don't list the other school. You'll need to meet the incoming freshmen admission requirements again but it can certainly be done.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I think theres a stipulation in Uni's that if they find out you didnt xfer all credits they can pull your degree after youve earned it. Its fraud.
This.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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You can't start over at the same school as you have an academic record at that school that isn't going away. You can certainly start over at a new school, just go through the admissions process as a new student and don't list the other school. You'll need to meet the incoming freshmen admission requirements again but it can certainly be done.
You can certainly start over at the same school.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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You can certainly start over at the same school.
That's all you're going to say? Please explain...

How does one go about getting rid of your previous GPA for classes you've taken at the same school if you want to "start over". I've never heard of such a thing.

Once you take classes at a school that remains on your academic record at that school forever. Sure he/she can start attending the same school again but they can't "start over" like they were never there before.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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That's all you're going to say? Please explain...

How does one go about getting rid of your previous GPA for classes you've taken at the same school if you want to "start over". I've never heard of such a thing.

Once you take classes at a school that remains on your academic record at that school forever. Sure he/she can start attending the same school again but they can't "start over" like they were never there before.

Correct, you can't start over with a clean slate at your prior school but you can go back to the same school. I misunderstood you and thought you were saying that your old school wouldn't take you back or give you another chance.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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Correct, you can't start over with a clean slate at your prior school but you can go back to the same school. I misunderstood you and thought you were saying that your old school wouldn't take you back or give you another chance.
Yeah, the OP asked how he could "start over" like he was a new freshman since he didn't like his performance and GPA from the first time he attended. You can't do that at the same school but you can at a different school.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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You're looking for something like Texas' Academic Fresh Start.
College For All Texans: Academic Fresh Start

You could start at a new school without mentioning your old school, but it would be dishonest. They could revoke your degree if they find out. I don't know if the records department ever communicates with financial aid, but you can't erase your financial aid history.

Other than something like Texas' Academic Fresh Start, the only way you can get rid of grades is by retaking those courses at the original college.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Every college application I have ever seen requires you to list prior academic enrollment, and generally require transcripts. Submitting false information/omitting information would most likely be considered fraudulent. Colleges do want to see your track record, but having done poorly previously does not necessarily mean you will not be admitted.
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