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09/07/2019

I failed college….but want to go back….will they accept me anywhere?

QUESTION
I failed college….but want to go back….will they accept me anywhere?
I went to uni for 2yrs….couldnt handle the adult life so I flunked miserably…..0.0 GPA that is. Its now 5yrs later and I am desperate to go back to college…I am actually quite smart I’ve had 4.0 GPAs when I choose to….even without attending the classes.

I dont know where to begin….I have 66 credits to my name. How do I get back? I am not interested in going back to the same Uni I was at…..as its in another state. Im in North Cali.

ANSWER
I am a returning student as well. I think that if you don’t plan on going back to the same university it will be easier for you to get accepted elsewhere.
The first thing I would do is find those local colleges/universities that you would want to attend and talk to an adviser and/or get an application. In your application essay you need to tell these admission people what you have done since you left years ago and why now will be different. Hopefully they will accept some of the 66 credits you earned at the new school and they will accept you with the understanding that you are motivated to succeed and if not then you’ll be on probation again. Best of luck…you can do it!