A 28 year old friend wants to go back to school for an undergrad degree to become a social worker. She dropped out of school 10 years ago within the first year. She'd like to start fresh and not transfer any credits.
Does she have to transfer from her previous school in another state, or can she apply directly and simply leave out she previously attended another university? She does not want to transfer any credits.
She didn't do well 10 years ago, and is concerned and considering not going if she has to transfer her bad grades. The universities website does not say you have to transfer grades, just that you can, and doesn't say how GPA is calculated based on that.
Can she simply apply and leave out her old college, or will this torpedo her chances of being accepted? She's applying to a middle-of-the-road state school. If this is not possible/wise, how should she approach admissions given she doesn't want to transfer credits?
Edit - she will call admissions on Monday
She's going to call admissions Monday. My guess is the credits won't transfer due to age. I'd be surprised if the credits didn't transfer but the GPA does.
Admissions said she should apply and disclose she previously attended a university. They said they would have found out when she filled out FAFSA assuming she filled it out at the previous university.
The credits won't count because they are too old, but she'll probably have to provide an official transcript to show she doesn't owe money to the previous university.
Her GPA will be based only on credits earned at the current university. They said that was a pretty standard policy nationwide.