Is it possible to transfer to another school, and start again as a freshman?

<p>I'm wondering if this ever happens...</p>

<p>Might a college student apply to another University as a transfer, and then enter that new University as a freshman (or, say, as a sophomore even though he/she should be entering as a junior/senior)?</p>

<p>I'm just curious about how flexible the system is, in this regard. I'm mostly interested in the common practices of what we would call the "top ~25" schools.</p>

<p>I don't think you can delete classes from your transcript so no.</p>

<p>if < x amount of credits you need to be a sophomore doesn't transfer, you can be demoted to a freshman, so i've heard.</p>

<p>or if you have no credits transfer because somehow none of your classes are accepted, you can be a freshman again.</p>

<p>Thank you, that makes perfect sense.</p>

<p>you're welcome!
i've thought of this very same question.
i'd love to start as a freshman again at my transfer school</p>

<p>The thing you **can't **do is attempt to "hide" your previous college work by not submitting transcripts. All transcripts from all college work attempted must be submitted to your new university (even if you don't like the grades :) ). </p>

<p>Even if you aren't listed as a "Freshman," there is no reason you can't take freshman-level courses and stay at your new university a full four years - in fact it is usually an advantage to be listed as a sophomore or junior to get registration priority.</p>

<p>I know that when you do transfer from one school to another, your GPA resets. (At least, this is true for Cornell.) </p>

<p>Do you ask because you want to "do over" everything or because you just want to be in school for another 4 years? </p>

<p>When you transfer, you still have to fufill the minimum requirements for credits, which do transfer, meaning that you can't "get rid of credits" to become a Freshman again.</p>

<p>i ask because i don't want to go to my college this fall.
when i transfer, i want to be with the other freshman bc of orientation, freshman friendships, etc.</p>

<p>a lot of colleges, not all, clump transfers together, making it hard for them to branch out.
but of course, that is very subjective and myopic; it is up to the student and their social habits.</p>

<p>anyways, i know there are transfer orientations, but i don't know how welcoming they are for them as they were for freshman. an example of this is how financial aid for transfers is limited. or how transfers choose classes last in the summer. but of course, every school is different.</p>