UC App - Disclosing All Attended Institutions

<p>I'm applying to UCLA this November for the Fall 2011 quarter. I know that UCLA (and all other UCs) want official transcripts from all high schools and secondary institutions attended.</p>

<p>The problem is this...after I graduated high school I went to a CCC in my hometown for two semesters. Back then I was extremely irresponsible with my academics and I ended up dropping both semesters (and in fact, the second semester I didn't even bother to drop the classes so I'm pretty sure I received all F's).</p>

<p>What's worse, the college claims I owe them some $2,000+ in past-due fees. There is absolutely NO WAY I can pay these fees from now and to the point when I transfer, and as such, the college is refusing to process any official transcripts (in fact, they are refusing to let me even see my grades or unofficial transcript personally!).</p>

<p>To be honest though, I don't even want a transcript from this particular CCC, and I really don't want any prospective school that I plan to transfer to knowing about it either. Although I would have no problem explaining the circumstances of my performance back then, the main problem is getting the school to release the transcript in the first place, which they won't until the fees (which I can't afford) are paid.</p>

<p>So I guess my question is this - do I have to disclose this information to UCLA on the UC application? I have no course history that is worth mentioning that I would want to have transfer anyway. My plan was to just simply state that I "took a year off." At my current CCC I have solid grades and a rigorous course history, and many things to speak of on my application essays (working full-time at an engineering firm, learning a second language to fluency, being around the world, family responsibility, first-generation student, tutoring, club leadership, etc. - all the trimmings UCs like to see I guess) and I really don't want this short period of embarrassment to jeopardize my chances of getting into UCLA (or having an acceptance rescinded).</p>

<p>Thanks ~</p>

<p>Taylor, you're in a really tricky situation.</p>

<p>You HAVE to disclose any post-secondary grades, whether you like them or not. Even if they don't find out at first and you get accepted, they will eventually and you will get in deep trouble. And won't probably ever get a chance to graduate. Which will then cause you troubles ever trying to go to another school.</p>

<p>So your only solution? Be upfront about it and write a GREAT essay. You have changed, show in this essay why.</p>

<p>But you will also have to resolve the fees with that school first. Simply put, if you didn't pay a community college, how can UCLA be sure you'll pay them when it's more money.</p>

<p>There's no easy way around this unless you want to cheat and get yourself completely screwed. If you have really changed, it's time to take responsibility for what you did in the past.</p>

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What's worse, the college claims I owe them some $2,000+ in past-due fees. There is absolutely NO WAY I can pay these fees from now and to the point when I transfer, and as such, the college is refusing to process any official transcripts (in fact, they are refusing to let me even see my grades or unofficial transcript personally!).

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<p>Well if you didn't pay, why should they do anything for you? </p>

<p>Send in all transcripts. And own up to your failed grades, you're just going have to accept things even if you don't like it.</p>

<p>failing to disclose any kind of classes that you may have taken at any school is deemed as academic dishonesty. read around there are posts from students who didnt send in transcript from schools they went to and just that clerical misunderstanding has caused them a ton of grief because they now have to appeal the cancellation of their admissions offer. </p>

<p>try to call ucla and talk to an admissions officer and see what they say. dont just talk to one person keep calling and talk to different people so you get a feel for what they have to say about it...</p>

<p>good luck!</p>

<p>How can you be sure that UCLA does not do a credit check on its applicants? If they do and find out you have an unpaid debt to a CC that you did not report on your application they will reject you for sure.</p>