I was 10 when I went to the U.S with my parents. I overstayed on my tourist visa. However, I left on my own after turning 18 within 180 days. So I'm not applicable for a ban.
When I returned to my country in '09, I applied for a tourist visa next year '10 right away and got rejected. I was 19 back then. However, I didn't disclose any previous stay information and the VO didn't ask anything about my previous stay. I had help filling the form too so I was influenced not to mention any history.
I'm 27 now, a skilled worker in my own country, I have a bachelor degree, I have traveled a few countries and have a good financial stability.
Should I apply for a tourist visa again, this time disclosing my previous stay or should I apply for a student visa? What would be a clever move here? I do have strong ties to my country.