I've been admitted to UC Irvine on Tuesday after being wait listed. But I've been admitted as a Bio Science major instead of a Nursing Science major. The Nursing Science major is capped so it's hard to get into. My cousin said I need a minimum of a 3.0 GPA if I want to change my major later.
I have also been admitted to CSU Long Beach and I've already paid for my intent to register. They have admitted me as a pre-nursing major, the major I intended for but I'm unsure which school to attend.
So my problem is which school should I attend? Based on the schools
and my situation. I want to attend UC Irvine but the problem with my major causes me to be unsure about this decision.
Nov 5, '11
I think my daughter will try to apply pre-med at UCI and nursing at UCLA, csulb, csula, csuf. She likes UC after been studying so hard in HS but CSU is also good alternative for nursing. So just get a timeframe for CSULB, pre-req courses might take 2 years for a freshman, and how many more years in nursing program 2-4 year or more total of 4-6 years at CSULB? I have learnt from another post that UC have direct nursing program so it should take only 4 years which can save time but at higher cost than csu without scholarships.
I am still debating with (my wife since she like pre-med at UCI first choice not nursing) to either declare pre-med or nursing. I feel nursing major has a better chance to succeed versus premed which has a lot more competition imo...but will see since my kid is a good student and hopefully whatever she picks will be a successful one with out having to switch back to nursing which can take more time instead of a total of 4 years to complete. It is a risk of unknown that sometimes we will just have to wait and see. I also feel UCI might be easier to get scholarships than UCLA.
We will know results in a few months and decide then.
Last edit by GOODMED on Nov 5, '11