I had a very rough upbringing and I have been lost for all my 20's. I just turned 30 a month ago and its really hitting me hard. I dont want to be a nobody all my life.
I've finally had enough and I have a fire lit under my ass to change my life, but before I can, I need some questions answered:
I want to go back to community college and transfer to a UC (berkeley or UCLA) to get an EE or CS degree. I know I am capable of it and I know I can do it, there is nothing stopping me, I am so hungry for it.
However, in my early 20's I was enrolled at 3 different community colleges at different times and flunked out each time. When the time comes that I want to transfer, will this screw me over? I have heard in the past that they will find out all schools you went to, is this true? These events happened about 10 years ago, do community colleges keep transcripts this long for inactive students? Could I simply just enroll into a community college that I have never attended?
I dont know what my best course of action is, if I did academic renewal on all 3 schools, would they not factor in all the GPAs?
I'm just having a hard time thinking lets say I go back to community college and get a 4.0 with 60 credits. But since I have my previous past grades with pretty much less than a 1.0, effectively making my GPA like a 1.5 or something. Is this how it works when I want to transfer? I understand there are personal statements and all that stuff but would this all be for nothing if I decide to go back to school?
Thank you for any help you can offer. Im in a dire situation.