Sac State (CSUS) Fall 2012 Applicants - page 2

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  1. by   kaiamc
    Quote from xaireel
    Hey guys! Who's applying for Fall 2012?
    I AM! I took my TEAS today and I have 68 points total towards the 2012 fall program.... Im Stoked!!
  2. by   kaiamc
    Wow just read the other numbers, 84 and up.... But I still feel pretty good considering the cut off has never been above 60 pts
  3. by   Spiffyness
    Sent in my application yesterday! Don't forget to submit your TEAS score from the ATI website and finish your FASFA by the end of next week!
  4. by   vickymarie
    Hiya guys! I'm a first semester Sac State student (I JUST found out about this website now, funny enough, I could've used it for a long time now!). Just wanted to give you guys some advice - I know it seems impossible right now, but don't stress too hard.

    I applied with a 3.7, a 92% on my TEAS, but no supplemental criteria - when I first got my admissions decision, I was waitlisted, though they had admitted someone with the exact same point total as me.

    But lo and behold a couple weeks later, I got another email offering me a spot! It was nearly a month later than everyone else, so I was super rushed. But lesson to be learned is that you shouldn't lose heart. Especially you guys with about 80+ point totals!

    If you feel good about your point total, I suggest you start getting everything else in order, because there is a CRAZY checklist of things to do once you're admitted before you get to start.
    Get together paperwork for insurance, ALL your immunizations (especially varicella vaccine(s) or your titer, that one almost got me), and make sure you're able to access a scanner because all of this will need to be scanned into PDF format and uploaded to a certain website.
  5. by   Spiffyness
    @vickymarie Welcome to the forum! I was wondering if you were a transfer student, and also if you can tell me how your classes are this first semester. I am really curious how the transition to pre-nursing student to nursing student is, and I'm pretty nervous about the change in work load and how challenging it will be.
  6. by   saxuhmuhphone
    I'm curious about the workload, too !!

    But I also have another question I can't seem to find an answer to online. How much more expensive is nursing school compared to bachelor degrees at CSUS? I know tuition for regular undergrads is around $7,000 a year. How much is the nursing tuition?
  7. by   vickymarie
    Well, I'm a transfer student (I moved transferred from San Francisco State) - and for the first semester, the workload is a little crazy, and it's a little hard to adjust because I also ended up having two coreqs to take because the courses I did take weren't exactly equivalent. The curriculum is almost ALL up on SacCT - there is a lot to read and print out, and you spend most time studying on your own, then learning in class how to apply it, and discussing it. Also, the testing style is different and hard to get used to because cramming down facts will absolutely not help you in the long run. Get used to carrying a planner around, because you're always getting deadlines thrown at you.

    BUT -- don't let it scare you off. You make friends fast, you can take online quizzes in groups, and tests are adjusted to give back points if questions seem unfair or trip people up. They tell you to teach yourself, 'A B is okay, a B is okay!'. Also -- clinical is FUN! Don't get too intimidated by it.

    As far as tuition, you still pay mostly regular tuition - but there are also additional lab fees, and other things you need to pay for such as books, immunizations, certain online courses, a few hundred for your supplies such as scrubs, your stethoscope, etc. So, I think it would be safe to say that you'll be investing easily another $500-$700 per semester, at least.

    Anyway -- this post was a little scattered because I have two back to back midterms on Monday and I'm in study mode, but any way I can help anyone, let me know!
  8. by   seashelleyes
    Help! If we are using AP credit, how are we supposed to send an official AP Score Report from College Board to the School of Nursing (as it says on the application)? As far as I know, you can only send the score to the university itself. Is that sufficient?
  9. by   xaireel
    I just dropped off my application today and I am super nervous. It's going to be a tough couple of months. :/
  10. by   Spiffyness
    I just got an email saying they received my application, and that they will be notifying us of their decision by email. That's kind of nervewracking .. I don't know what's worse, opening a disappointing email or a disappointing letter. I guess they are the same!
  11. by   saxuhmuhphone
    I got the same email. It is kinda weird. But on the other hand, Chico is mailing their applications April 15. Every day after that I'm going to be on pins and needles. At least this is instant! And no middle man to lose my decline/acceptance letter.

    And for the AP scores.... Here's what I did, but I don't know if its correct. When you send official ones to schools, they send you a copy to your home of an official too. So I ordered my official to CSUS admissions and records, received my copy at home, didn't open it, and included it in my enveloped application.
  12. by   seashelleyes
    Quote from saxuhmuhphone
    And for the AP scores.... Here's what I did, but I don't know if its correct. When you send official ones to schools, they send you a copy to your home of an official too. So I ordered my official to CSUS admissions and records, received my copy at home, didn't open it, and included it in my enveloped application.
    Thank you! Since they say they need it by March 15th, I guess I can still mail that in separately when I receive it. Also, I'm pretty sure the credit (it's for English) is listed on my college transcript, so that makes me feel a little better, too.
  13. by   saxuhmuhphone
    I dont know if its correct but that's what I did! :P

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