How to remove a school record?
January 5, 2010 11:54 AM Subscribe
Can I remove a college from my record which I attended for a semester and then failed out of? I didn't earn any transferable credits, and I don't want it to follow me through graduate school and beyond.
posted by anonymous to Education (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I went to a relatively terrible college right out of high school (99% acceptance rate, no advising, free-for-all), and I realised this a few months in and stopped putting in any effort. I think I must have a C average for the first semester, and then I stopped going without withdrawing properly and failed my second semester (of course I still have to PAY for that second semester, but that's another story). I have now since transferred to a local community college, and though I tried to transfer my previous credits over, only one class succeeded (3 cr.) and I ended up taking the CLEP test for the subject anyway (6 cr., or both semesters). I know I have to legally include that waste of my life when applying to 4-year schools, but I don't want this to carry over into my graduate school applications (I know how they like to see *everything*, and I'm planning on applying to top-tier schools; I just can't have this stain).
I really want to do something about this. Can I call the school and tell them something and have them erase me from their record somehow? Can I stop including that school without anyone noticing? Can I do anything?
I am in the US, and the graduate schools I want to apply to include Oxford, Cornell, Stanford, Brown, etc. This particular college experience had nothing to do with my current performance, and I want to forget it forever!