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Will a college take someone who has failed out of another?

Topic: Admissions | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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It really depends on the college. Most private school probably wont take on someone with a history of failing classes. Some State schools have a very forgiving admissions office. Your best bet would be to start over at a smaller community college to help rebuild your GPA (Grade Point Average). You could even take a semester and work for a little to get a grip on life and get an idea of what you want to do. Don't be afraid to call around to different schools and remember to never give up. Good Luck!!

Answered by: Paulie J313 G. | almost 4 years ago
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This really depends on the circumstances. If you fail out of school, figure out why you did poorly before applying to other universities. It may be a good idea to take classes at a community college for a few years before applying to a four-year university. If you want general advice, call the admissions office at a university near you and ask them for guidance. Even if you're not interested in applying to their school, they may be able to give you some suggestions for your specific situation.

Answered by: Megan K. | over 2 years ago
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Many colleges have a Special Admissions coordinator; they work with potential students whose record or situation might give them trouble. These members of the Admissions staff want to help you get a second chance. They will work with you to explore what happened at the first college, and set up a program to avoid those problems at the second college. Some smaller colleges have special study skills or other courses to help second-chance students get off to a stronger start. Others have a special academic adviser or other program for special students. Some use conditional admission, requiring a particular GPA in the first semester or the first year to continue at the college. The Special Admissions counselor can explain the programs to you. Because college is expensive and often leaves people with debts, make sure you are motivated and ready before entering a second time: you don't want to end up with two sets of loans to pay off without a degree. Students are most successful if they have high desire and motivation when they come to college for the second time.

Answered by: Prof. Mullen B. | over 3 years ago
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Depends on the type of college you are looking to apply to. If you are looking to go to a private college, they may ask for your transcripts which will show all of your grades from your previous and they may fail you due to your low grades. If you are looking for a way to get back into college, I would recommend going into a community college and then work harder to raise your GPA, then a couple of semsters you can apply to the private college with a higher GPA.

Answered by: All Incorp O. | almost 4 years ago
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It's very hard to say either way because it all depends on the college. Each institution has its own requirements in determining if a college will accept or reject a failed student. I can't imagine that 100% of the colleges and universities would decline a failed student. But I would expect the admission department to question what caused a student to flunk out of College "A" and what they will do at College "B" to make sure it doesn't recur. Someone is bound to give a failed student a second chance. I would recommend visiting the college you are interested in applying to and discussing the situation.

Answered by: Headley77 O. | over 3 years ago
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It depends on a few things. If you have attended a community college, and brought up your GPA, they will of course use that GPA to decide whether or not to admit you. It also depends on your interview. They will usually want to interview you if you have failed out of another institution. You will need to show them that you have changed, and that you are geared towards success. It is a case by case basis, and as long as you do your best, hopefully they will admit you!

Answered by: Crystalis Awesome K. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes, you can be accepted into another college after flunking out of another. However, you should be aware that it is likely that there will be serious restrictions placed on your federal financial aid (if you use it) as well as the number and types of classes that you can register for at the new school. Be sure that you are ready to undertake the responsibility and time commitments of college this time around.

Answered by: Collegechick B. | almost 4 years ago
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Absolutely a college will take someone who has failed out of another school. You just need to prove to them you won't fail out of this school. Tell them exactly what you did wrong and how you will correct the action.

Answered by: Zolty F. | almost 4 years ago
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This can be hit-or-miss depending on major, but a student who has failed out of one school can almost always find somewhere else to be accepted. Although nobody WANTS to fail, it is much more common than you might think. Schools are aware of this, and realize that some people just need a second chance. Be aware that there may be some sort of academic probation that the student must adhere to, and there may be extra hoops to jump through (mandatory tutoring, writing help, etc.). If I had failed one school and reapplied at another, I would probably be taking all the help they had to offer!

Answered by: Apalmer822 B. | almost 4 years ago
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If you've failed out of a college, you may still have the opportunity to start at another. However, some colleges may want to know what occurred that made you fail the first time, and how you plan on addressing the problem to avoid it again. Many people will try a non-degree program to help re-build their grade point average, and some people find community colleges a good place to do this. You might need to work more closely with an admissions department the second time around before you're accepted, and you may have to do some preliminary work to prove you're ready for college.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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A college acceptance of anyone in any situation completely depends on the college you that is being applied to. At the junior college level it is alost a guarantee they will still accept you. A major university probably will not accept you. Your best bet would be to shoot for a mid-range college or below. If you insist on trying to get accepted to a major university, then you can complete two years at a junior college and reapply with a better overall GPA.

Answered by: Thegreatesthumphrey J. | almost 4 years ago
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It is possible. It depends on what college you failed out of and what the other college is your trying to get into. If you failed out of prestigious college and are trying to get into a state school they will probably except you. Also, if you failed out of a state school and trying to get into a community college they will probably except you.

Answered by: Hirise5190 G. | almost 4 years ago
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This depends on what you mean by "failed out" and on the college. Many state and community colleges have a forgiveness policy where students may complete a sufficient amount of work to show they have improved and are capable of continuing studies. If you have already exhausted this policy at another college, other colleges will be less likely to grant you admission. The amount of times a student may be readmitted depends on the college, but usually a student can gain readmission once or twice for extreme circumstances. The best course of action would be to contact the college directly and inquire about their policy.

Answered by: Ra Ncor202 C. | over 3 years ago
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It really depends on the college. Some colleges are much more forgiving than others of past mistakes. Your local state university, for example, is much more likely to take someone who has failed out of another college than an Ivy League university is likely to take that same person. Also, a college will be very interested in knowing why someone failed out of another. If the reason was health problems, then a college is much more likely to take the person, than if the reason for failing out was something like plagiarism and cheating.

Answered by: Mem4dr A. | almost 4 years ago
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If you failed at university, you may be able to apply to community college if you can explain what you are doing to avoid repeating the failure. Have you sobered up? Have you gotten serious about your studies? Give specific reasons why it won't happen at their school. You could easily be accepted at a trade school.

Answered by: Tbw R. | almost 4 years ago
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This is pretty likely. Usually if someone fails out of college, they go to community college and transfer. You'll have to explain to the colleges you apply to transfer into why failed out of college.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes and no. It depends on the college. Often a path you can take is to "redeem" yourself at a community college before you go applying to other colleges. This way you can show improvement and a seriousness about your education to the new school.

Answered by: Ralloh X. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes definitely, they will because, passing and failing is common with education. The management of college will take special care of student who had failed, to that mistake wouldn't be happen again.So parents no need to worry about it.

Answered by: Domjj P. | almost 4 years ago
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I think the important issue to look at here is whether the person in questions shows a sign of improvement to guarantee a place in a college or university. I think most institutions will make a case-by-case decision based on the various policies.

Answered by: Isaac K. | over 2 years ago
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Yes. Always apply to any college you want, because your essay usually counts more than your grades. Also, speak to an admissions counselor before you apply to the new college in order to see what may be best and if your past college wiill affect you. If you are applying to a high rankning/elite college, you may have trouble.

Answered by: Mayell U. | almost 4 years ago
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Colleges may take someone who has failed out at another if the second college is easier to get into.

Answered by: Advizor T. | almost 4 years ago
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The short answer is: probably not, at least not right away. If you've failed out of college, the first thing you're going to want to assess is why. If there's an issue with aptitude or maturity, going to another college probably isn't going to help. If there's a temporary stressor that's causing you problems, you might want to put some temporal distance between you and that stressor before trying again. You're paying for this, after all.

Answered by: Null Terminator N. | almost 4 years ago
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There are colleges that will accept a student who has performed poorly at another school, but these colleges may not have the reputation that will help you in your career path. The best thing you can do is attend a junior college and get your GPA to an acceptable level, then try transferring your credits to the college you prefer. Another option is to talk with the Dean as well, since some colleges will let a student stay on for a probationary period, if the will and desire is there.

Answered by: Jenny P P. | almost 4 years ago
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Not likely. If you were to flunk out of a college, you wouldn't be able to get into a more prestigious college. If you're failing a CC try another CC or stay at the same one until you bring your grades up, then try transferring to a college of your choice. Also, keep in mind that if you are receiving financial aid, you'll lose that as well. I hope i helped answer your question.

Answered by: Coolio49 R. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes, a college can accept you if you have failed out another. Usually if you fail out of a college, you'll go to a community college. A community college accepts everybody so study there and transfer into a 4 year university.

Answered by: Choco Mint Y. | almost 4 years ago
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That is dependant on the college. In some cases they may give you a second chance, but usually you will have to opt for maybe a year at a community college raise your grade point average and then tranfer to a regular university. It about learning from your mistakes and using that knowledge to better yourself.

Answered by: Jon H. | almost 4 years ago
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It depends. If there were extenuating circumstances (such as illness or a family emergency), then perhaps. Also, if the student has shown that he or she learned from the experience and has matured/progressed in the meantime (via a job or other pursuits), he or she has a better chance. The new college will ask about, and the failing grades will be clearly visible on the student's transcripts from the old college, so honesty is always the best policy.

Answered by: Kissaguard S. | almost 4 years ago
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This is pretty likely. Usually if someone fails out of college, they go to community college and transfer. You'll have to explain to the colleges you apply to transfer into why failed out of college.

Answered by: Ginger Tea K. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes and no. It depends on the college. Often a path you can take is to "redeem" yourself at a community college before you go applying to other colleges. This way you can show improvement and a seriousness about your education to the new school.

Answered by: Ralloh X. | almost 4 years ago
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Depending on the school, there are quite a few colleges that will do this. The larger, more reputable colleges, however, will not. Typically, a student who has failed out must take courses at a community college and then transfer out of that college.

Answered by: Daisy C. | almost 4 years ago
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If you've failed out of a college, you may still have the opportunity to start at another. However, some colleges may want to know what occurred that made you fail the first time, and how you plan on addressing the problem to avoid it again. Many people will try a non-degree program to help re-build their grade point average, and some people find community colleges a good place to do this. You might need to work more closely with an admissions department the second time around before you're accepted, and you may have to do some preliminary work to prove you're ready for college.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | almost 4 years ago
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If you failed at university, you may be able to apply to community college if you can explain what you are doing to avoid repeating the failure. Have you sobered up? Have you gotten serious about your studies? Give specific reasons why it won't happen at their school. You could easily be accepted at a trade school.

Answered by: Tbw R. | almost 4 years ago
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Yes, surely it will.There is no specific college for the merit candidates and weak students but there may be classified into different sections in the collage itself and there is a need for the collage correspondence to take a special care towards the failed candidates.

Answered by: Goujdas Z. | almost 4 years ago
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Well that definitely depends on a number of factors - how long ago, where there's any special circumstances that contributed? What has transpired since then that has you convinced it will not happen again. Certainly there are colleges that will accept yo, but you will have some explaining to do. Be earnest and truthful In your explanation and good luck!

Answered by: Brian C. | over 2 years ago
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I think it all depends on your GPA - sometimes they won't accept you if your GPA is too low. If you failed, then it is possible that it will be too low.....

Answered by: Tyson K. | over 2 years ago
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It depends on your GPA. Some people attend a community college for a short time to get their GPA up and then re-enroll in a better college.

Answered by: Kashy C. | almost 4 years ago
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Depending on the school, there are quite a few colleges that will do this. The larger, more reputable colleges, however, will not. Typically, a student who has failed out must take courses at a community college and then transfer out of that college.

Answered by: Daisy C. | almost 4 years ago
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A college acceptance of anyone in any situation completely depends on the college you that is being applied to. At the junior college level it is alost a guarantee they will still accept you. A major university probably will not accept you. Your best bet would be to shoot for a mid-range college or below. If you insist on trying to get accepted to a major university, then you can complete two years at a junior college and reapply with a better overall GPA.

Answered by: Thegreatesthumphrey J. | almost 4 years ago
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Failing at another school can affect how another school deals with you. If you are on academic probation another school might want you to go to a community college first before they accept you. They might also require you to take some online classes prior to acceptance. Getting into a college is almost entirely about the grades.

Answered by: Turker Y. | almost 4 years ago
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It really depends on the college, but yes, there are some that will accept students with a poor GPA who failed classes at their previous school. The majority of these schools are local community colleges or smaller state universities with entrance qualifications that are less strict than larger public and private universities. The good thing is, you will spend less money at these colleges retaking courses you failed. Keep in mind that not all of your credits will transfer from one school to another, so make sure you stay in constant communication with your advisers to determine which classes can and should be retaken. I would also suggest implementing a new study program at your new school and possibly hiring tutors to help you be more successful your second time around. Good luck!

Answered by: Sberrywoman16 Y. | almost 4 years ago
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