I have something of a confusing problem. I understand that we are obligated to report all coursework from every institution to LSDAS, but I'm actually having a disagreement with a community college about my enrollment, and don't know whether to report a course that I took there.
Sometime after my BA (~5 years ago), I took an evening community college art history course just for fun. It is unrelated to any other work that I have done (2BAs, MA); I registered in-state, paid $30, got an A, and forgot about it. One year later, they charged me $400 worth of out-of-state tuition fees, having rejected the evidence of residence that I provided the year before and simply not notified me about it (I wouldn't have taken the course, had they made this known to me in time to avoid the fee).
I absolutely disagree with the institution about the terms of my enrollment, and feel tricked into a heavy retroactive fee that's now 4 years old. I cannot afford pay this fee (and, on principle, don't feel that I should), but they will not release my transcript until I do. My question: If I do not include this course, am I in violation of LSDAS rules? Will I be found out, disqualified, or physically beaten by AdComms?
In any other circumstance, I would simply send the transcript. But I don't want to concede this point and pay $400 in order to include a community college course that adds no advantage to my already coursework-heavy application. On the other hand, I would hate for something so trivial to mar my law school application in some way.
Sorry for the long-winded explanation. Anybody have any insight? Thanks!