SFSU Fall 2012 - page 5

Hi everyone! Is anyone applying to San Francisco State's program for fall 2012? I haven't seen any threads on it... Just wondering since apps are due in a few weeks!... Read More

  1. by   L&D Bee
    Yeah, I understand what they are saying too, but I'm frustrated for the same reason you said. And I get the spring prerequisite issue, they are accepting someone on trust that they do well.

    But having a problem with prerequisites in progress in the fall?! That is crazy to me. They call it a 4.5 year degree... In order to finish in that time you must apply to the Nursing program in your 3rd semester... which would be fall semester. By saying you should be done with your prerequisites before that fall semester... you would need to finish all 8 prereqs in ONE YEAR. Just saying.
  2. by   Spiffyness
    @ella.moore Since you're currently a student there can you tell me how the campus is? Do you like the area and the school? I've only been up north once and don't even know where the campus is located or what's around there.
  3. by   L&D Bee
    Of course! Are you from California? What area? Maybe you can give me tips about some of the other places I'm applying.

    The campus is without a doubt a commuter campus. So I hear a lot of people complaining about the lack of school spirit, "college life," etc. We don't have a football team, and sports in general are not really a part of the experience. None of these things bother me at all, just stuff to consider. Just doesn't have that college area feel. It's not in the heart of the city either, so just don't expect it to be in the most exciting area of SF . Surrounding the campus is mostly residential, and there is a mall right next to it. I like it, because it is a very quiet side of the city, about 5 minute bus ride from the beach, and right next to it is a large lake. Lot's of trees and nature!

    I love our campus! I think it's beautiful. It's centered around a very large grassy/tree area, but the campus is relatively small. You can walk from one end to the other in less than 10 minutes. It is right next to lots of public transportation, including the light rail that will take you downtown in about 30 minutes. I don't mind being away from all the excitement of downtown. The area is very laid back which makes it easier to focus on school when I need to-- then it's easy to get to other parts of the city when you want to go have fun! Also, since there are so many buses that run right up to campus, it's very easy to live in another part of the city and take a bus (or drive) to school.

    SF itself is wonderful-- the closer I get to possibly having to move away for nursing school, the sadder I get! There is so much to do here, so many different neighborhoods with different personalities, lots of people to meet, yummy food, and incredible natural beauty. Seriously I cannot say enough good things about SF! Although the cost of living is crazy, haha. Well I think I've raved enough about SF. Let me know if you want to know more!
  4. by   Spiffyness
    I'm from Southern California, about 20 minutes away from CSULB (where I commute to). I feel like you just gave me a virtual tour of SFSU! Here is your tip! CSULB doesn't have a football team either, but I'm not a huge sports person either. I haven't attended one of our sports game for the 3 years I've been here haha! SFSU sure does sound appealing! There is soooo much to do in So Cal too, but you would need a car. It would be a huge difference to move to Nor Cal for me but maybe I would enjoy it! At first my preference order for nursing school was CSULB, CSULA, SDSU, CSUSB, SFSU, CSUS (as you can see moving north was my last choice). But now it's CSULB, CSUS (2 year program WITH summers? yes please!), CSULA, SDSU and so on. If I went to CSULB or CSULA I would be able to commute, so that would save money. But I kinda want to move out next semester! Huge decision for me.
  5. by   athinapatel
    Does anyone applying to SFSU Fall 2012 know about what is the lowest TEAS V score you can have to get into the program?
  6. by   Lame
    When I called them a few months ago, they told me they only cared about the word "proficient" on on the exam results.
  7. by   athinapatel
    Quote from sunshiine
    I just applied as well! I know on SFSUs website it says the average pre-req GPA is 3.6 or higher with 2 of the 3 supplemental criteria fulfilled. I have a 3.5 pre-req and 2 out of 3 so I feel like I have a chance! Even though I know a lot of applicants are more in the 3.8 - 4.0 range
    You have very good chance! As far as I know, SFSU do put lots of emphasis on TEAS score. Last year I applied, and due to my low TEAS score, I was put on waiting list despite of my good GPA. If you don't mind me asking what is your score on TEAS?
  8. by   athinapatel
    At SFSU, they look at your overall score. Let say you scored 70 on your TEAS, which is proficient. and other candidate scored 76, which is also proficient. School will look at the actual score instead of category. What school are you applying for? I am applying to SFSU. Be strong, it also depend on applicant pool.
  9. by   athinapatel
    Congrates girl. I took it twice, too! and my second score was 82.7! Hopefully it will be enough to get into SFSU!
  10. by   athinapatel
    To be honest, this TEAS test does not really measure your knowledge of how good of a nursing student you are going to be, but how good you can take this test. I did not like this test, and felt like it did not do justice to my knowledge that I acquired through pre-requisite course work. For example, questions about advertisement and looking up phone #s in directory. I do have to say though, it inspired me to learn grammer!!!

    You have good chance to get into school, if not... then waitlist for sure! b/c I was on waitlist last year with score of 70.7 & 3.89 GPA at SFSU! I am applying this year again...
  11. by   SF_RescueNinja
    I think TEAS Version 5 is better than Version 4 though. There was so much more general questions on like, geography on the science portion. At least Version 5 is geared more towards A&P but it is harder.
  12. by   athinapatel
    Hello Ms. chia,
    I guess that's true about science. I just did not liked the reading comp. I liked the Science a lot, b/c that is what I studied hard in college. By the way, how did you do on TEAS V verses TEAS IV? Are you applying to SFSU for fall 2012?
  13. by   athinapatel
    That is really good score! Congrates, looks like you have shoe-in at SFSU, and city is beautiful, you will miss SoCal, but SF is really beautiful! I moved from New York state and I don't miss it a bit.