I was looking to get my restricted ATP at a university, but one of the requirements is to get my instrument rating from that university. Since I already have my instrument rating, but have not flown for 20 years, I would like to get my rating again through the university. Is it possible to retake my instrument rating again with the FAA? This would allow me to get my Restricted ATP with only 1,000 hours with 60 aviation credit hours from the university vs 1500 hours.
You don't still have an instrument rating if you've not flown in 20yrs. It is long expired and basically doesn't exist. Its best to do a refresher with CFII and take IPC eval when ready. Or you could redo the whole IR, and or re take the written. I belive the most current written is the one prominent in your file so yeah, go for a better score.