If get expelled from university can I still be accepted to other colleges?Recently I've been expelled due to charges of academic dishonesty, and there were a lot of factors making me depressed and...

If get expelled from university can I still be accepted to other colleges?

Recently I've been expelled due to charges of academic dishonesty, and there were a lot of factors making me depressed and making me feel I had to cheat. In doing so I come to the conclusion that I don't want to do my honours biochemistry course anymore. I realize that a purely academic career will kill me. I have lost all interest in my courses and just want it all to be over. I could do it if I really wanted to or even continue to try and do it through different avenues, but I really don't want to. I don't know exactly what I want to do now, but I have always been interested in cooking even before I thought of being a scientist, as well as other trades I thought of, ones which are both mental and physical. If I decide to go to college for a more practical course like culinary at George Brown, or plumbing with some apprenticship, or some kind of computer course or something else, will I have problems applying to these courses? I'm assuming that since the course i was in was completely different and is purely academic, a more practical course with more hands-on stuff wouldn't care about it since I've oviously decided to change my career path.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would advise you not to get too emotional about your problem. It's not the end of the world. Oftentimes, in fact, problems are opportunities in disguise. You wouldn't be the first young student who discovers he chose the wrong major or the wrong vocation. All the schools want to help young people with academic choices and career choices. You should go to some of these other colleges and talk to the counselors. They all have counselors and the counselors all have plenty of experience in advising students with problems such as yours. They will appreciate your obvious honesty and sincerity. You might even talk to a counselor at the university where you have been enrolled. It's possible that your expulsion will not appear on your transcript, or that it can be expunged, or that it can be stated in different words. I personally don't think you should have much trouble getting into a different college, but I think it would be wise to talk to counselors before submitting applications. These people want to help you.

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