I want to transfer schools but have no idea where I could get in due to my complicated academic history. To give you the Cliff Notes version, I graduated from high school in 2016, went off to college, and proceeded to flunk out after a year due to severe depression. I then moved back home and attended, then flunk out of community college. After that, I spent a couple of years smoking weed in my parent’s garage before finally putting my life together and attending the school I’m at now. I like my major (ME), but I don’t like my current school (Vaughn college, a tiny aviation-focused school in NYC).
current school: Vaughn College (New York)
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
Extracurriculars: none, working, school, and exercising not to go crazy are all the activities I have the bandwidth for.
Important note: As far as my current school knows, they are the first college I ever attended.
Colorado State University
Time: 1 year (2016 - 2017)
GPA: 1.65 out of 4.0
Community college (in California)
Time: 3 semesters (2017 to 2018)
GPA: 0.7 out of 4.0
High school: (California)
Time: Graduated 2016
GPA: 3.9 weighted
As you can see, my academic history is a complete mess, which leaves me wondering where I can possibly transfer. Could it be worth risking leaving off my past schooling and hoping that schools don’t catch it? My current school hasn’t ever noticed, but they are very disorganized. If I put everything on my applications, who might still take me with all this baggage? Em, I only looking at schools that have 90+ acceptance rates, or are over schools potentially open to me? I’m obviously not trying to go to an HYPSM, but I’m wondering if I could get into something like a state school that is in between admitting everyone and being super exclusive.
The only real thing I care about is the quality of the engineering department, but If I had the choice, I would like somewhere bigger rather than smaller and west over east.
Thanks for your advice.