Fall 2013 BSN Samuel Merritt University - page 5

by Larisa. 8,092 Views | 53 Comments

Hi everybody, A week ago I mailed my application for the Fall 2013 BSN program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca. Anyone else want to wait for results with me? I am currently taking 3 courses in progress until mid... Read More


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    Yes @niederbrachj... Only place I have applied thus far.. I too had 4 classes in progress as well. I emailed them back just to see stats for fall semester (if they will give them out- regarding transfer spots available etc) and how I can better my application for spring. Ill let u know if I hear anything.
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    I didn't get in either as a transfer student... The counselors told me going in that there weren't many spaces... but I've heard that Spring was much easier since most of Fall seats are given to 2+2 students. I have a previous degree and am gonna just take pathophysio & pharm and apply to ABSN spring. Good luck to you all! Don't lose hope...
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    MsMarie- That is a good idea. If you live in the bay area there is an excellent professor that teaches Patho at Merritt college. He is very hard but you will come out knowing your stuff! His last name is Scott. EmileePeterson Let me know if you hear anything! I am going to make an appointment with a counselor to help me with my application and ask them about the stats.
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    @niederbrachj thanks for the recommendation! yes, please do share if you ever find out the stats... i'm curious to see how many, if any, transfers they admitted into the program...
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    Hi all, I'm a transfer student from csueb and I got wait listed. I was just curious if anyone knows how many people they usually take from the wait list? I don't even know my number because the person I was supposed to email is out of the office until Monday...another waiting game!
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    Quote from KnCMommy
    MaryKDarling, do you know Marissa or Jessica? They both are in the Spring 2013 class. I met them at the seminar and we keep in touch and they give me a heads up on what to expect.

    Thank goodness for some idea from others who have already started. I also had a friend who went through the ABSN program and LOVED it!
    Yes, I do know them! They are two of my closest friends in the program
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    Sounds like there wasn't much room for transfer students in the fall, which is what we suspected! Try again in the Spring! Like I said, there are a few girls in my cohort who did not get in for the fall but were accepted the subsequent semester. Let me know if you guys have any other questions regarding SMU.. Unfortunately I do not have any information regarding admission
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    MsMarie- I had a counseling appointment on Friday and the counselor said they only admitted 10 transfer students. She also said there is no limit on how many people they put on the wait list. I was not waitlisted and I told her that me ot being waitlisted concerned me. She said she couldn't figure out why I wasn't at least waitlisted and said my application looked good. Another thing I learned from this appointment is they do not use your cumulative GPA from all of the classes you have ever taken but the GPA from the prerequisites they require. This is good for me because my regular GPA is 3.6 but my prereq GPA for SMU is 3.9. My science GPA is 3.0 which sucks. I think that might be why I was not waitlisted along with the fact that I had 4 classes in progress. My overall TEAS score is 79% Reading 89% and Math 100% so I can definitely improve. I did not study as much as I should have so I will do better when I retake it. Will you retake the TEAS?
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    Hi Marykydarling,

    I read that you are in the ABSN program at SMU. Is that right or is it the BSN program? I'm applying to the Spring 2014 Sacramento program this month. Just curious, what were your stats when you got in? I didn't score to well on my TEAS and I am getting mixed reviews on how much it can affect admission. How were your essays? Do you have a lot of volunteer/leadership experience?
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    Hi Marykydarling,

    I read that you are in the ABSN program at SMU. Is that right or is it the BSN program? I'm applying to the Spring 2014 Sacramento program this month. Just curious, what were your stats when you got in? I didn't score to well on my TEAS and I am getting mixed reviews on how much it can affect admission. How were your essays? Do you have a lot of volunteer/leadership experience?
    Hi Lyssa! I am actually in the BSN program in Oakland. I am familiar with the ABSN program because several of my friends have finished at both the Sac & Oakland campus. Admission is a little different for the programs, so you may want to keep that in mind! My stats were as follows: 3.3 Science GPA; 3.89overall GPA; 70% TEAS (but above the national average for all of the categories which is something they look at). I personally think my admission letter was awesome, and probably helped me tremendously! At the time of my application, I had 5 years of 911 EMT experience under my belt as well.

    I'm fairly certain that with the ABSN they look at your last 60 unit GPA, where as for the BSN they strictly look at your pre-req GPA.

    I hope that helps! Please lmk if you have any other questions and GOOD LUCK!


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