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I'm a returning student and I have a question that no one seems to know the answer to. I started CC about 6 years ago, but since I was working 50h weeks and I had to leave the country(due to a family emergency) in the middle of my last semester there, I dropped out so my GPA ended up being 0.955. Last year i started another CC and have a 4.0, I'm in the honors program and I'm managing to fit 4 semesters into 3 so I can transfer next fall. I'm trying to fill out the UC app and I was also looking at a scholarship app and everywhere it says that they want me to list all CCs attended and average my GPA. Is there a way to get around that since I really don't want and can't use any of the classes from my first CC because I failed most of them. If I average my GPSs I can't even apply for the scholarship because the pulldown menu doesn't allow you to put anything below a 3.5 GPA.
I'm the poster child for overcoming impossible circumstances and everyone says that they are looking for people like me and that they want to help yet it seems that every singe mistake I've made in the past eventually comes back to haunt me and these standardized apps don't allow for anything out of the ordinary. I've asked many teachers and counselors and none of them knows what I should do... ever..
Does anyone know how I can make sure that first CC doesn't completely ruin my transfer chances or do you know who can help me with these things? Every time I ask a counselor a complicated question like that they look at me like I'm the first person in the history of humankind who is attempting to do something like that.