CSULB Fall 2013 BSN - page 2

I just submitted my application yesterday and thought I'd start a thread for this process! I was involved in one last year when I applied, and it was really helpful to know what was going on, and... Read More

  1. by   gogo1717
    Oh, and yes, I will share any info I come across. I hadn't heard Feb. Exactly, "we'll see" let the tragic waiting begin.
  2. by   lucky_ones
    Hello all. I have also recently submitted my application to the program yesterday and hoping to maintain my sanity until interview letters start being sent out. Anybody else find this nerve wracking? I hand-delivered the application myself, not relying on snail mail :/ The person that accepted my application simply snatched the envelope from my hands and piled it on top of other applications saying a simple "Good luck!" I couldn't help but think that all that preparation(approx. 1 year for me) has finally ended. ugh Feels good! then again not.
  3. by   redwards6
    I applied last year with the same experience. I actually emailed the counselor to confirm that my application was received! I got lucky this year and was able to hand deliver my application directly to the counselor, where she looked it over right in front of me! Good timing I guess? The waiting is horrible, that's why I started this thread Congrats!
  4. by   gobeach2013
    Hey everybody!

    I'm a bit late with my reply but I, too, have applied to CSULB's nursing program for Fall 2013, but as a transfer. I just turned in my application yesterday, actually. Here are my stats:

    Science GPA: 3.56
    GE GPA: 4.0
    TEAS Overall: 94%
    TEAS Math: 100%

    So... that leaves me with roughly, 9.45 points.

    Does anyone know how transfer students are offered admission into nursing? If we meet the minimum transfer requirements, are we given the chance to be considered by the nursing department, who ultimately decides if we get in? For instance, does our score out of 10 points determine if we get in after we meet the minimum transfer requirements? Or, does admissions admit students with the highest cumulative GPAs as well as the nursing score?

    Thanks for the feedback!
  5. by   redwards6
    I do not know, but I am pretty sure that they are two separate entities. CSULB will hopefully offer us admission based on GPA, whereas CSULB nursing will offer us admission based on points out of 10. We need to be accepted to both.
  6. by   gogo1717
    I attended the Advisement Session in Dec. '12. I specifically asked if the SON (School of Nursing) is anticipating the university admissions to change mid-application period or if the university would limit the number of transfer students, as in past admission pools. The director stated that as far as they knew the university would offer admission based on the students accepted into the nursing program--on the condition that the nursing applicant's selected also meet university admission requirements (completed 60+ units/GPA). She explained that the Cal State's are focusing on admitting transfer students that are most likely to complete all of their graduation requirements (other than nursing classes, i.e., capstones, general studies) in the shortest amount of time possible...within the 6 semesters from admission (tnsfrs). She also made a disclaimer that given the budget things can always change. The latest changes re the "highly-impacted" major does change the GPA averages accepted w/in each program designated "highly-impacted"...nursing has always been "highly-impacted", so not much change to this specific dept.

    ***Be sure to comply w/all of University's requests--University's Supplemental is due next week.***
  7. by   gobeach2013
    thank you @redwards6 & @gmo77677. i feel a bit better about my application. i do meet university requirements but i was just worried about my cumulative GPA. I have a 3.2, which isn't as competitive as other students. i guess all we can do now is wait ... the best of luck to you all -- and myself too.
  8. by   gogo1717
    Yeah, I'm worried about the University Admission too...especially these last few pools, they were having such special and constantly changing issues w transfer students. What's interesting is that the University's notification is much later for this admission cycle. She said SON hands over their list, including alternates then University will offer admission/rejection based on their list.
  9. by   redwards6
    I'm almost positive that the University's supplement was already due on Feb. 3rd, unless they extended the date. Any idea when we should be expecting letters/emails from SON and University? I was told end of Feb for SON but that sounds way too early, although I would NOT complain
  10. by   critter55
    Just created this user profile because ive used this website a lot to do research on programs and its been really helpful. I'm applying for fall 2013. I sent it in mail (cause i live 5 hours north) and i just called them to confirm they got it , which they did (big relief). Definetley nervous right now but I also applied to 5 other state schools just in case. (But CSULB is my first choice).
    Points added up I have a 9.2 which seems borderline.
    If we get to the interview process anyone know what the interview is like??
  11. by   Rgo8316
    Hey critter55, I am right there with you... I have a 9.23-9.24 and I am so nervous of being borderline between getting in and getting on the alternate list.
  12. by   critter55
    Did you apply to any other schools?

    Quote from Rgo8316
    Hey critter55, I am right there with you... I have a 9.23-9.24 and I am so nervous of being borderline between getting in and getting on the alternate list.
  13. by   Rgo8316
    Yeah, I applied to four. Csulb, Csusb, Csusm, and SDSU. I'm really hoping for CSUSM, so I can stay home and commute.

    How about yourself?