Transfer out, screw up, transfer back. Graduate schools view of it. I am a Physics/Astronomy major. I attended Arizona State University as a freshman last year where I had a 3.18 GPA, transferred to the University of Arizona this year where I have 1.25 GPA. There are several reason why I have struggled this year (I had some personal and health issues) but the point of this post is to ask this: If I transfer back to ASU and do well, how will astronomy graduate school look at my transferring out, screwing up at UA, and then transferring back to ASU? Will they immediately red flag me? Will it hinder my chances of getting in? How does GPA factor in, compared to GRE scores and recommendations? Should I stay at UA or go back to ASU? Note, I have to send in both transcripts to grad schools, I can't just "erase" my UA grades. Thanks!