GCU transfer fast track? Frustrated with CEP. - page 2

by bethanphetamine

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I'm new here, so hi! I have been on the wait list for Maricopa while I've been finishing up my pre reqs for the CEP. I'll be finished with my last class in July. I found out that they will be holding an application session... Read More


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    Thanks! Everyone I know that has been to GCU has enjoyed it as well. I had always assumed it was too expensive as well. But with the scholarship, once I actually crunched the numbers, it's not bad at all. And it's quicker than CEP. Which is a big deal for me. Not only will I get in and start sooner, it's only 20 months until I'm done with my BSN.
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    Quote from bethanphetamine
    Thanks! Everyone I know that has been to GCU has enjoyed it as well. I had always assumed it was too expensive as well. But with the scholarship, once I actually crunched the numbers, it's not bad at all. And it's quicker than CEP. Which is a big deal for me. Not only will I get in and start sooner, it's only 20 months until I'm done with my BSN.
    Keep in mind that to keep the scholarship money you have to keep your gpa at a certain level during the ENTIRE program. It was just something I considered too. I think they said for the $3500 scholarship (3.7 and above) you have to keep a 3.5 GPA to keep the funds....

    Keep us posted on how things go! :redpinkhe
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    Yes, it's 3.7 to get the presidential scholarship (the highest) but there are other scholarships as well. A 3.5 must be maintained to keep that particular scholarship and not be bumped down to the next level of scholarships. You can be bumped up once in the program as well.

    I won't have an issue with keeping it above 3.5, though I understand that could be a deterrent to people. I have also been considering applying to nursing scholarships that cover all expenses plus pay a monthly stipend, but we will see.
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    Quote from bethanphetamine
    Yes, it's 3.7 to get the presidential scholarship (the highest) but there are other scholarships as well. A 3.5 must be maintained to keep that particular scholarship and not be bumped down to the next level of scholarships. You can be bumped up once in the program as well.

    I won't have an issue with keeping it above 3.5, though I understand that could be a deterrent to people. I have also been considering applying to nursing scholarships that cover all expenses plus pay a monthly stipend, but we will see.
    I wish I had that much confidence in keeping high grades, good for you ! Which scholarship are you applying to??

    Which GCU program will you do? The 18 month at St. Joseph???
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    I plan on doing the fast track program at AT Still in Mesa. I'm probably going to apply for the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program. As well as some smaller state scholarships. I have been pondering the idea of joining the Army Reserves, as they have a program that pays a decent monthly stipend while in nursing school, as well as different bonuses for nurses and loan repayment plans.
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    Quote from bethanphetamine
    I plan on doing the fast track program at AT Still in Mesa. I'm probably going to apply for the HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program. As well as some smaller state scholarships. I have been pondering the idea of joining the Army Reserves, as they have a program that pays a decent monthly stipend while in nursing school, as well as different bonuses for nurses and loan repayment plans.
    Do you think you could PM me with some of the info you have for GCU? I am also on the mcccd waiting list and finishing up some pre-reqs there. I would like to see how this path could work out!


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