At the moment, I'm finished with all my science pre-reqs for nursing school
. I was pretty satisfied with everything until I found out *dun dun dun* I got a "C" in my Physiology class. I considered retaking it over the summer, so the grade would average out to a "B" at least, however, my boyfriend told me that there are some nursing schools
who actually allow you to delete this "C" grade and take it again to have the grade completely replaced. Is this possible in any of the California nursing schools?? Part of me knows what he's saying is complete bunk, but I was just wondering if any nursing schools out here actually have a policy like that. Anyone know??
Jun 12, '09
At LB state, the grade of D or F will not "disappear" from transcripts, BUT it will not be factored into GPA after you repeat it. But not for a C.
At my school, this was a well known fact that it was "better" to get a D or F than to get a C or W b/c the school would "repeat-delete" the grade. You were not allowed to retake a C. I was in class with people who were afraid they were getting a C, and so they didn't show up for the final to get the D or F so that they could repeat it. Crazy, but true.
This may be a good strategy if you are only planning to go to their NS, but I don't know what happens when you transfer and they see the D or F.
Most CC's take away .5 points for every repeat--D, F or W b/c of that formula that they now use
But since you have a C, you may be able to avoid the .5 penalty b/c technically it is not a "repeat"-you did not fail!
So they may average the 2 grades, or may even take the highest.
Just ask the N.S. to be sure!
Last edit by maggie24 on Jun 12, '09