he said his last save long after he had already done this, so no. and whats with the airquotes? he wants help, i can't help him because i haven't experienced this, and i know he would never bother asking on a message board.
I'd figure she would be essential with all the hand holding in this game... but no, he's screwed unless he can sprint glitch through the door, which may not trigger actually joining. --- Life is a concert, and I'll be your closing act.
Faralda is essential. If you somehow managed to kill her you are screwed since you need to complete First Lessons to progress the College questline. If there is no previous save to reload then you will have to restart. --- Testing: Werewolf/Follower Glitch; Armor usable with Mage Armor and hidden +25 armor/pc; Augment Ring of Necromancy