GaspShock 504 Views
Joined: Jun 22, '06;
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I have bad grades from about 10 years ago. I spoke with MSU about it because I wanted to keep that information from them by not divulging all college transcripts. I called and was totally honest with the counselor at MSU and he said that you MUST supply ALL transcripts from previous colleges because if you don't it is considered misrepresentation. Apparently bad things can happen if they find out.
Advice to me was to take my pre-req's at a community college. You have to have a cumulative 3.0 between all previous colleges before being accepted into MSU. So I have to take as many classes as I can and get a 4.0 in each of them to bring my GPA up to 3.0 before applying to the BSN program at MSU. Once accepted at MSU your GPA is cleared and you start over again with a new GPA. Then, when I apply to MSU, I should first apply as a general ed student or something like that and take a semester of classes before applying to the program. Those classes will be the pre-req's that I can't take at the community college because they don't transfer. Ok, then I will apply to the BSN program. The reason for this is that people who are already students at MSU get higher consideration into the program than new students.
Also, at MSU they count ALL classes taken at previous colleges as long as they are 2.0 or higher. If you got anything less than a 2.0 in a class, that class is not counted in your GPA for consideration as a possible MSU acceptance. But if you take a class more than once at a previous college.... all occurences of that class will be considered into your GPA, unless it is less than a 2.0.
Sorry so long.... but I think you need to talk directly to the college you want to go to and be honest about your situation. It seems all colleges handle this stuff differently. I was also told that the review board for acceptance does consider situations where students didn't do well years ago, but are doing well now.
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