ASDFJKL; HELP!!! REDFLAG. Am I screwed or what?

<p>I'm attempting a transfer at a CC right now. In the midst of my first semester, and things are looking great.</p>

<p>But then, an issue came up.
I took community college classes back in the summer of '08 at a different community college when I was a sophomore in high school. I attended the two classes halfway, and then I stopped attending them without officially dropping them. Obviously, I was an idiot.</p>

<p>I just checked to see if I had a record for them, and I DO. 2 F's.</p>

Does this completely screw up my transfer GPA?
I need to report this on my transfer apps don't I. (sinking feeling)</p>

I'm trying to transfer to UCB or UCSD or maybe an east coast private.</p>

<p>I wouldn't necessarily report them, since they are from a different school. (The school you're going to won't get them unless you request they be sent, right? If they DO show up on your current CC's transcript, then obviously you do have to report them) </p>

<p>Even if you do end up having to report them, you can point out that they were when you were a sophomore and were in way over your head and did not realize that you needed to officially drop them.</p>

<p>With transfers to the large public U my daughters attend, they seem to be pretty forgiving about what happened in high school, in terms of GPA, etc. They rely much more heavily on what you've done in your CC (or other college) after high long as you've gotten good grades there, you should be ok.</p>

<p>YAY! Okay so since I was a high school student when taking those community college classes, even if I get caught not reporting the transcript from there, I might be able to explain my way out right? & honestly I had even forgotten about it.</p>

<p>I never had financial aid for those two classes, and I never reported taking them anywhere. So if I don't report it.... I should.. be fine... right? I hope.. I know that you should be honest on your apps, but I don't want to hurt my app with something that doesn't (okay I hate saying this but) have a high likelihood of getting caught or noticed.</p>

<p>um, astrophysics mom, no offense, but you should try to know what the hell you are talking about before potentially getting someone into troubles</p>

<p>you have to send ALL of your transcripts, and yes, that means from classes taken during highschool as well. the consequences of not doing so? find out more about the national clearinghouse, which colleges use to verify an applicant's academic history. not reporting all of your information= expect to get rejected/admission rescinded, etc...</p>

<p>and a school isn't going to take grades from highschool that seriously. you would be pretty bad to not report something that won't even have much weight in the admissions process. good luck with your poor moral fiber goals of 2012</p>

<p>Astrophysics mom you must be joking right?</p>

<p>To OP:</p>

<p>Don't be stupid. You MUST report all college courses you have ever taken. Even if they were taken during your HS career. I have plenty of friends who are applying to medical, dental and other professional schools. Some of them did the same thing you did, taking college courses at a local cc while in HS and not taking them seriously. Those grades will still be calculated into their final grades. If they find out that you are lying, you will be in deep trouble. You might get charged with academic dishonesty and that will be seen by EVERY college and professional schools you apply to.</p>

<p>If your grades at the moment are good, those 2 F's will have little effect on your admission chance.</p>

<p>Didn't you have to report these grades when you applied to your current community college? I don't see how it is possible to avoid them.</p>

<p>then I will report it.</p>

<p>But something I'm really concerned about is my transfer GPA. Transcripts-wise it'll show the dates of the courses so it'll be obvious that I took it in high school, but do I have to calculate those 'fails' into my transfer GPA?</p>

<p>@ bottlecap1990, I frankly don't remember myself applying them to my current community college. To an extent I forgot about taking those classes in high school, but anyways I don't remember reporting them to my current community college. Plus, there was nothing to apply since I didn't get any credit for them.</p>

<p>Something I do need to apply but still haven't are my AP credits from high school.</p>

<p>oh and by the way.</p>

<p>Gee thanks perfect36, I'll make sure that my 'poor moral fibers' continue to ask how I should best go about things on college confidential because I want to make such poor moral decisions.
(by the way, that was sarcastic in case you didn't notice. I actually found that last line of yours completely unnecessary -_-)</p>

<p>Agree w/perfect & bottlecap, you are required to submit all previous transcripts. Here is where colleges look for your past college attendance:</p>

<p>National</a> Student Clearinghouse: Degree verification & enrollment verification</p>

I know that you should be honest on your apps, but I don't want to hurt my app with something that doesn't (okay I hate saying this but) have a high likelihood of getting caught or noticed.


<p>If you don't want to be thought of an unethical, you should avoid posting this type of statement.</p>

<p>I was being honest about how I wanted to make myself look better in a problematic situation like how humans usually do. I think we all have that natural tendency to want to make ourselves look better than we actually are. & the reason why I got unnerved is because whatever unethical desires I expressed was in response to an answer that said that that "unethical" was okay.
But beyond that sorry for the unethical language. It's was my fault that I ended up getting scolded for my morals. I'll keep it strictly on interrogative terms. I was seriously just simply seeking advice and answers to my dilemna.
Somebody just suggested that I retake the classes I failed at my current community college and that that should salvage my GPA from the F's and replace them. That means those F's DO affect my transfer GPA, but would that work?</p>

<p>To be honest, don't worry about the 2 F's too much if you are doing well now. When you have 60+ credits with a good gpa (3.5+), they will almost look past that.</p>

<p>What school are you trying to transfer to?</p>

<p>Never mind I just realized you're trying for UCB or UCSD.
It might be tough to get into UCB but you have a decent chance for UCSD assuming your GPA is good.</p>

<p>What east coast school do you have in mind?</p>