I am hoping to be admitted to a hospital-based diploma program within the next year. Here is my difficulty: I had great grades in high school (graduated in 2003) and started at a private liberal arts college the fall after graduation. I did pretty well until my junior year (2005-2006) when a series of personal and family issues led to not one, but two semesters of failed classes. Really bad. I know.
Since I left my old school, I have spent the year working, saving my pennies, and sorting out my personal issues. I know that I want to return to school and I believe I can succeed as a nurse. But I'm worried that my terrible transcript is going to hurt my chances of acceptance at the nursing schools
I am interested in. I am wondering if it is a viable option to not submit my college transcripts at all in my application. I'd rather not have the failed grades as part of my application if I can avoid it.
If I only submit my HS transcript, would that be considered "falsification" by the schools I'm applying to? Does anyone have advice for me, on what they'd do in my situation? I want so badly to start fresh and put these failures behind me. And I want to start nursing school
as soon as I can.
Thanks for any feedback you can offer.
May 3, '07
Quote from Tweety
I flunked out of the college I went to fresh out of high school. Years later I started completely over at another school and made straight A's. When applying to nursing school I only submitted transcripts from the school I started over that had the A's.
I didn't feel this dishonest or falsification since I started from scratch at the new school. I might be wrong about that, but that's how I did it.
Tweety, I totally agree with you. TOTALLY agree.
I think it's terrible that students get penalized forever for a "bad start" at school. The problem is that the system is set up, that even if you return to the school where you flunked out...they NEVER remove the grades from your transcript, even if they disregard your old grades for re-admission purposes...so even if they admitted you to a nursing program, respiratory therapy, whatever..and let's say, down the road you want to attend graduate school somewhere else...you STILL have those old grades on your transcript and they will most-likely re-calculate your GPA where you are applying to grad school.
My husband did the same thing you did, and has no regrets about it. He got a full scholarship to a college when he got out of high school, and was asked not to come back b/c of his grades his second semester....at home he was extremely sheltered and didn't really know what to do with his new freedom.
He moved to another state for a job, then decided to go back, and started all over with English 101, History 101, etc. He graduated with a 3.8 GPA and went on to get his MBA.
It's a shame that our educational system isn't more forgiving. Heck, even a convicted felon gets pardons.
Last edit by justme1972 on May 3, '07
: Reason: grammar