I would really appreciate some advice.
For starters I am 28 and want to go back to school to earn a Bachelor’s degree. I went to college after HS and basically screwed around for about 5 years and never graduated. During that time I spent one year each at two 4 year colleges and a total of 5 semesters at two different Virginia CCs. I wasted a lot of time and got some very bad grades. It’s not something I am proud of.
It’s been five years since I was last in school and now I want to start over again. What I want to do is get the AA from the local CC and then do guaranteed admission to one of the state’s 4 year colleges, hopefully UVa.
What I need to know is, is that unrealistic cosidering my bad record from years ago? My GPA back then was probably something like a 1.0 or 1.5.
The CC I want to attend now is a different one from the two I went to before. If I complete the AA there with good grades will that be enough to qualify for guaranteed admission or will they factor in my bad grades from years ago too?
I know that there is a process called “academic renewal” where grades from long ago can be discounted and you can start building your GPA from scratch. Is that still possible since I went to 4 different colleges?