Suppressing grades?

<p>If someone has taken a class or a couple of classes at the local CC or college during high school and the grades weren't up to par or desireable, can they just be ignored and a transcript from those colleges or CC's not sent to the universities that are being applied to for transfer?</p>

<p>I've been wondering this too...</p>

<p>Most colleges stipulate that all transcripts, regardless of whether or not you want to apply the credit at their institution, should be sent by all applicants. It's best to do so in the event that the institution you wish to enter finds out you withheld information from them.</p>

<p>how would they find out? just wondering...but its not like there's a universal file out there on applying students for the world to see. unless i'm TOTALLY wrong on this...</p>

<p>I have a friend who transferred to Cornell this year and they "magically" discovered a transcript he didn't send them from NYU several years prior. His admission wasn't rescinded or anything, but it's still odd that it was part of his file. </p>

<p>More than likely they won't find out, but in the event that they do, it's better to be safe than sorry. </p>

<p>Why bother lying anyway? What kind of a person would undermine his own integrity?</p>

<p>I agree entirely with up40love. If you truly want to get into the schools you're applying for, don't risk it. It isn't worth it and it isn't respectable. I adressed this in a previous thread started by abpexcel, and my statement stands here. </p>

<p>You cannot just "ignore" past grades and pretend that they didn't happen. Instead, submit them and use them as an example of how you've improved your grades, study skills, etc. Address this in your personal statement. It is more likely than not that your GPA will even out and the benefit of being truthful will outweigh the risk of lying (or in this case, omitting).</p>