grossmont college waiting list - page 19

I've been on the Grossmont waiting list for a year and a half now. Estimated start date is fall of 2007...anyone else?? I mainly see posts from people in programs or people still taking pre req's.... Read More

  1. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from Melindy06
    Hey guys! I am actually finishing up my first semester of nursing at Grossmont after 3 years of waiting. I feel so bad for those of you that have struggled through this long period of waiting only to hear that they're changing the system. Grossmont is very unclear about they're admission system, and I highly disagree with the way they let people linger and never give a clear answer. After all the hard work you put in just to get to this point, they should at least give you an idea of what is going on. Don't get me wrong, Grossmont has a great program, but they're admission system is screwed up and unfair to those that have worked hard and never seem to get a clear answer from them!
    I know Melindy! When I was applying to Grossmont they wouldn't tell you anything! At least at City College they would tell you what number you were on the wait list. They even encouraged you to go into the Nursing Office to talk to them! I'm glad I went there. Now all the community colleges are changing to the point system. I wonder how it will be for the LVN-RN's? (that's me)

    When I was standing around talking to students who had graduated previously they all said they are so glad to not be graduating now with no jobs available to new grads. They said there used to be plenty out there. Now when the representatives come from the hospitals they say they can't hire too many new grads because they can't have that many on the floor all at once. Seems like everyone is scrambling for a job!
  2. by   Faeriewand
    I think the community colleges had better take all the people that have waited three years to get in first!
  3. by   alewis2203
    I got the call Thursday to be an alternate for the Fall 2010 RN program. Orientation is on Monday and I never received the orientation packet. Is there something I need to bring or do before hand?? Has anyone else got in as an alternate??
  4. by   blrankin
    I also got a call this week to be an alternate for Fall 2010. I was e-mailed a packet with instructions and deadlines for physical, dental, cpr cert., TB test, and immunizations. According to the packet I received, the deadline for these requirements is August 5. If you did not receive this, you may want to call the nursing dept. ASAP.
  5. by   ehays271
    i wonder if anyone has heard back from them for the next spring and fall 2011 cohort. now that it's october, i'm antsy to find out. is the notification through email, or postal mail? the website is slightly ambiguous, as i am not on the waitlist.:
    [color=#333333]effective march 01, 2009 all correspondence between the school of nursing and applicants on our waitlist will be conducted through email only. applicants will not receive letters through the postal service any longer.
  6. by   jens2010
    When I dropped off my application in September, they told me I wouldn't hear anything until December via email.
  7. by   jens2010
    I guess the person who told me December was wrong. I just got a rejection email today. I can't believe that I didn't even make alternate. At SD City I at least made alternate. I have a score of 81 with the new multicriteria. My GPA is 3.8 it's so wrong that my sister-in-law who has a 3.0 only has one semester left in her program in Illinois! I wish I would have known how impossible it was going to be to get into these programs in CA. I never would've wasted years of my life and worked so hard to get those prerequisites done! I'm very angry and bitter now. Oh well, on to plan B...
  8. by   ehays271
    jens2010:

    Same with me, o well, I'm on plan D already....... I'm smart, but it doesn't necessarily translate on paper. Good luck with everything
    Last edit by ehays271 on Jan 1, '11
  9. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from jens2010
    I guess the person who told me December was wrong. I just got a rejection email today. I can't believe that I didn't even make alternate. At SD City I at least made alternate. I have a score of 81 with the new multicriteria. My GPA is 3.8 it's so wrong that my sister-in-law who has a 3.0 only has one semester left in her program in Illinois! I wish I would have known how impossible it was going to be to get into these programs in CA. I never would've wasted years of my life and worked so hard to get those prerequisites done! I'm very angry and bitter now. Oh well, on to plan B...
    I just graduated from SD city and want to say don't give up! As an alternate you still have a good chance at getting in. Do they tell you first alternate? second? give you a number or something? From what I understand they are still taking 50% from the wait list and many of those people will not reply because they are too busy with life after having waited three years.

    For those who haven't applied in North County, Palomar is always an option and a really good hard program too. I had a friend graduate from there last year.

    By the way, I really liked SD City. I hope you get in :heartbeat
  10. by   jens2010
    WOOT WOO! I got into City this fall. I don't know if it was from the wait list (It'll be two years in August) or the multicriteria. I don't care! Just when I'd given up all hope and started on my plan B. I had to read the email 5 times and then have my boyfriend read it.

    Faeriewand, do you have any advice on teachers. Those to avoid and those to try to get? Any advice at all will be appreciated. Thanks!
  11. by   EmeraldStar
    Congrats Jens2010! I got into City as well! I'm so excited!!
  12. by   dianah
    Quote from jens2010
    faeriewand, do you have any advice on teachers. those to avoid and those to try to get? any advice at all will be appreciated. thanks! :d


    just a reminder:

    per the terms of service:

    "please do not give out personal information about others. do not name names where anyone could identify the person in any facility including your nursing programs."

    thank you, and good luck to all!


    --- dianah
  13. by   jens2010
    Congratulations Emeraldstar! I'm so excited too! Were you waiting long to get in? What orientation are you going to? I'm going to Tuesday, 5/24.
    Last edit by jens2010 on Mar 2, '11 : Reason: spelling and smilies

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