CSU as a freshman or Community college

  1. Hi everyone!

    I'm currently a senior in high school. I applied to some CSUs as a pre-nursing major, and get accepted. However, getting into pre-nursing doesn't mean it's guaranteed to get into nursing program. Will atending a specific CSU limit choice for nursing program to only that school? I'm afraid that I might not be able to get into the nursing program in that school because it is very impacted. I wonder whether it will be better to go to a community college, do all the prerequisites there, and apply to lots of different programs. Do universities prefer their students to transfer students?

    Thank you!
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Roasted.Peanuts
    I graduated from a CSU with a non-nursing degree and decided to pursue nursing after. I took all my prereqs at a community college and it had saved me a lot of money. The education you get at a CC is on par with a university, many of my professors also taught at the nearby CSU. I say go the CC route for prereqs. I haven't heard of any CSU nursing programs who prefer students that already go there. They tend to just choose the very best candidates regardless of where they're from. Good luck!
  4. by   Lame
    I went to a CC first and transferred to a CSU once I got into the program. Like the previous poster said, it saved me a ton of money & I received a great education. I always tell people to go this route. Good luck!
  5. by   linndy
    I recommend going to community college first if you don't get into a direct program as a freshman. Like the post above said you do save a lot more money doing your pre-requisites that way. I worried about the impaction to, but as long as you get all A's and do well on the TEAS, you should be okay. That's the route I took and I'm going to transfer to a nursing program in Fall 2017!
  6. by   caliotter3
    Start at a community college and save the money. Only good reason to start at the four year school would be if you got a full ride scholarship.