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A friend in need of help

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Hello, my friend attended a school in canada where he received a bad gpa ( 1.7 ) and was required to withdraw. He now resides in America, and has asked me if he wanted to apply to school in america, would he have to show his old gpa or could he use his high school marks?
I think I gave him bad advice, I told him to use his old high school marks as they would have no way of finding out he attended school in canada.
 

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Pengwuino
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He has to show his old GPA. If they found out he lied, he'll be in huge trouble. I suspect he'll immediately be kicked out.
 
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Best thing to do is to attend a community college with open admission policy (most of them are). If he's serious about school this time, then his new (and presumably much higher) GPA will be given higher consideration. But yeah, lying about your credentials is a major no-no.
 
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Thank you for the input regarding this matter, I shall let him know
 
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When he fills out the application form, does it have a field asking whether he had been enrolled in another undergraduate program? If yes, he would probably have to provide that information.
 
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The application asks whether he is applying as a new freshman or a transfer student. He just wants a clean slate AND is willing to do anything (even fabricate information)..
 
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turbo
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The application asks whether he is applying as a new freshman or a transfer student. He just wants a clean slate AND is willing to do anything (even fabricate information)..
That is a REALLY bad idea!! The CC suggestion is a very good one, and if he'll work hard, he can show that he has turned around scholastically, and apply to another college. Lots of students screw up in Freshman year due to lack of maturity, laziness, etc. Admission at the next college will be more forgiving if he attends CC and gets really good grades.
 
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