I want to obtain a masters degree at a certain top university (in Canada).
However, I was kicked out of the department due to my bad performance. Repeated attempts at getting back in were unsuccessful.
I have since then fixed my lack of discipline, achieved top grades at a "lesser" university, graduated with a bachelor's degree, and have worked (in a relevant field) for 7 years.
I was wondering how, or if I should even consider applying to my original university.
The reason is purely for my self confidence and, I guess, my ego. I got into that top university with excellent grades, but I was not ready to become an independent adult; computer games dominated my life until my final semester when I finally couldn't hang on anymore.
Graduating with top grades at another university showed that I picked myself up, but I want to prove to my family, the university, and mostly to myself, that I have the abilities to achieve what I could not 7 years ago.
The university is the top university at the field I study, in Canada. US have a couple comparable or better ones, but I cannot afford to go to those...
I know I can apply to another university, but I really want to find a way back in to my old university, and only apply elsewhere if no other options are available...
Any advice is fully appreciated.
Update: Clarification - I am asking this because that university has my status listed as "may not continue in Faculty"