Can I start over fresh at school?
August 9, 2005 12:06 PM Subscribe
Can a University find out what other schools you have attended?
posted by anonymous to education (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been out of school for a little while, working, and am now ready to return to college to get my degree. The university I attended right out of high school I did very poorly at. I was involved in way too many "extracurricular activities." Also I did not attend there very long. So I would just like to start fresh, and chalk up the money wasted on a life lesson learned.
The problem is: The admissions application to the school I wish to apply to says "Failure to provide transcripts for all previous college credit may result in denial of admission, ineligibility for graduation, the conferral of a degree, or dismissal from the university."
I would really rather not list my previous college credits. Is there anyway they new school could find out about my previous school if I don't tell them? Is there some sort of nation-wide university attendance clearinghouse?
The school I am applying to now is in different state than the first, and is private (the first school was public), if that matters.