Transferring to community college

<p>I'm transferring from a 4-year university to community college for my second semester of freshman year and planning to stay there two years before transferring to a cheaper 4-year university. If I'm getting very low (failing) grades my first semester and the community college doesn't accept the credits, would it be wrong to start completely fresh at community college? Then when I transferred to a 4-year university, I would send them a transcript from the university I'm currently at as well as my community college grades? Would the college be turned off from my grades from the university if my community college grades were a lot better?</p>

<p>I'm not exactly sure how the transfer process works, so it would be great if someone could help me out.</p>

<p>Some community colleges will allow you to enroll without presenting your transcript from your first university. However, once you become a degree candidate there, you definitely will need to give them the transcript. Save yourself a headache, and give it to them right away. Who knows. Maybe some of your credits will transfer after all. Normally, a course that you earn a C in will transfer. If you know now for certain that you are failing everything, is there any possibility of withdrawing so you have a full set of Ws instead of a full set of Fs?</p>

<p>Make an appointment with the transfer advisor at the community college as soon as you enroll so that you can get good advice about devising your plan of studies and so that you can start creating your transfer application list. Yes your semester of bad grades will be taken into consideration when you apply to transfer, but it won't count nearly as much as the three or four semesters of good grades at the community college.</p>

<p>Wait, so my community college might not even allow me to enroll if I get failing grades at my current university? I don't think my college would allow me to get a full set of W's instead of failing grades because they're pretty tough with their withdrawal policies, but I guess I could ask.</p>

<p>I'm going to PM you the details of my situation because I'm pretty sure that you're familiar with my community college, judging from your previous posts.</p>