How can I transfer colleges with a fresh start?
May 31, 2010 1:40 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to get accepted at a community college or university without submitting prior college transcripts and still get financial aid?
posted by isopropyl to Education (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I attended a local university for 3 years with little success and no direction. I started strong but was hit hard with a very long drawn out diagnosis of cealiacs disease. My GPA plummeted to a 1.7 and now I can no longer afford tuition.
I was able to pay for school through scholarships, grants, and loans. In my state of GA we have the HOPE scholarship and grant. The deal is you must graduate high school with a 3.0 GPA and maintain that throughout college and your tuition is somewhat paid for. Along side that their is the federal PELL grant and Stafford student loan but you must have at least a 2.0 if I'm not mistaken to receive it.
I would like to transfer to my community college till I can get back on my feet again. I'm close to finishing my BS but that will have to wait.
BASICALLY... my GPA from high school is a 3.2. I graduated with a college prep diploma and made a 1120 on the older 1600 point scale SAT. Will Stafford loans, FASFA, or whoever the PELL people are find out and deny me financial aid if I only submit my high school transcript and apply as a new student?