Rio Hondo College ADN 2013

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    Hey everyone, I'm getting ready to apply to Rio Hondo in a few weeks to meet the March 2013 deadline for ADN. I know their selection is based off of a point system, so I was hoping that most of you who have been accepted for the Spring 2013 class could post your stats, just to get an idea of where I stand. Also, they don't tell you at the info session but how many points did those who get accepted have?? Thanks!!
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    Moved to California State Nursing Programs for more response.
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    Here's an old thread where some people that have been accepted into Rio within the last year have posted their stats that may help you in terms of gauging your general competitivity:
    http://allnurses.com/california-stat...dn-628165.html
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    It seems someone got in with 30 points or so.
    Does anyone know how Rio Hondo's point system works?
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    Quote from Furball18
    Hey everyone, I'm getting ready to apply to Rio Hondo in a few weeks to meet the March 2013 deadline for ADN. I know their selection is based off of a point system, so I was hoping that most of you who have been accepted for the Spring 2013 class could post your stats, just to get an idea of where I stand. Also, they don't tell you at the info session but how many points did those who get accepted have?? Thanks!!
    Would you mind posting your stats? I am also applying for Fall 2013 and I'm just curious to know who I'm competing with. My stats are - Science GPA: 3.6 (Anatomy A, Physio B, Micro A). Overall: 2.7 (Did horrible as an undergrad at UCLA but have a B.S. in Biology). Over one year experience in health care. 3rd level Spanish. Would love to know how many points we get in each category if anyone knows...
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    Hi there, yup no prob. Science GPA: 4.0, Overall 3.3 (taking winter course so it may go up...), B.A. in Criminal Justice from George Washington U. , fluent in Spanish (was my first language), "Need to work" during my prereqs (I have a mortgage, 2 kids, and bills, LOL), "First generation to go to college", so hopefully some points there...I am missing the healthcare experience piece of it. I am in a completely different field that pays very well, so for me to do something like get a CNA cert and get $10/hr is completely out of the question right now. I am busting my behind to pay off all my (smaller) debt and save some $$$ so that I can quit once I get into a program. Hopefully they'll take that into consideration!!! :/
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    Furball18,

    Your stats look great! I wish we knew how many points we got for each category :/ I also needed to work during my pre-reqs, going to write a personal statement as well to add some points in there... Good luck to you!
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    Quote from jeli42
    Furball18,

    Your stats look great! I wish we knew how many points we got for each category :/ I also needed to work during my pre-reqs, going to write a personal statement as well to add some points in there... Good luck to you!
    Yours do as well! The fact that you have healthcare experience is worth tons!! I wish you good luck as well. For the "need to work " get your employer to write a short statement. Then in addition to that, you can write a personal statement re any hardship during your studies/life.

    Hopefully we'll get in right away!!
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    Is/Has anyone sent their application by mail? I live in Northern California and I plan on moving to Los Angeles either for nursing school or after it. I just wonder if dropping my application off in person is worth the $200+ it would cost to come down for the weekend... while I'm trying to save for nursing school...
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    Okay just sent off my application and here are my official statistics:

    Overall GPA: 3.1
    Science GPA: 3.71 (A&P I&II: A, Micro B)
    Non-Science Prerequisite GPA: 4.0
    TEAS V Score: 86%
    *Need to work during prerequisites
    *Veteran w/ honorable discharge

    Thankfully they take unofficial transcripts because I had to open mine from CSU, Sacramento to find out what my GPA/credits were!

    I decided not to travel to LA to drop it off, so we'll see how that goes!


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