Immediately after high school I enrolled in school and took about 5 classes over the course of three semesters before dropping out. Now at age 23 I want to go back and make a serious effort at getting a degree. However the majority of the grades I recieved in those classes wouldnt reflect positively on me as a transfer student if I apply to a college now. Is it possible (or preferable) to just apply as a brand new incoming freshman at my school(s) of choice? I would lose the credits I already have but its only a few and sacrifice im willing to make.
One concern that I do have is that several of the schools I am considering require documents such as teacher and counselor recomendations. Im not sure that any of the teachers or counselors I had when in high school are still there or if they would remember me even if they are. What can I do about this?
Let me add that in High School I maintained around a 3.2 GPA all four years and had numerous AP courses. My high school transcript would look much better on paper than any college transcript I can produce.