I need advice

<p>Hi!</p>

<p>I had made a thread about this earlier. But I realized that I didnt explain myself properly. </p>

<p>Here's my issue:</p>

<p>I am an international student seeking aid. I have been waitlisted at every single college I applied to. Chances are, I wont get into a single :(
I will apply again in 2010. However, just to be safe, I will enroll at a college in my country as well. When I reapply to the usa, I want to join as a freshman, from scratch, anew. </p>

<p>So, given that I DO NOT wish the colleges in the USA add the credits I earn back here to my undergrad education, can I apply as a freshman or must I be an international transfer?</p>

<p>You should contact the schools you are interested directly and ask this question. Some schools may allow you to take a few classes and still be allow you to apply as a freshman. But it is my understanding that most will consider you a transfer student if you have attended a college prior to applying for admission.</p>

<p>thank you :)</p>

<p>*So, given that I DO NOT wish the colleges in the USA add the credits I earn back here to my undergrad education, can I apply as a freshman or must I be an international transfer? *</p>

<p>Just because you "wish" to not include the credits earned back home, you have to declare that you went to college there. You can't just ignore that fact. You will not be an incoming freshman.</p>

<p>This is no different than the student who goes to one college, does poorly, and then wants to apply again as a freshmen and ignore the previous year's credits/grades/etc.</p>

<p>However, some schools will consider you an incoming freshman if you take a summer course or if you take very few credits. You need to ask. My son's friend took 3 credits (one course) during a gap year and the school still considered him an incoming freshman.</p>

<p>I understand what you mean. When I said "wish" I meant that I did not have a problem with losing a year and starting over. Bad choice of word, I suppose. Of course I do not intend to hide facts! I was planning on sending in my college grades with my application. </p>

<p>Thanks you. I will ask.</p>

<p>Colleges have definitions of what constitutes at fr vs. a transfer applicant based on how many credits you have taken, not how many credits you want to transfer. If you complete a year of college in your country, you will be definitely be applying as a transfer student, if less, it depends on the definition of transfer used by the individual school.</p>