BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 25

Just wanted to get something started as I will be applying for this intake. Let's get this thread going. Fill me in on who you are and why you are applying bcit's nursing program. I was told that... Read More

  1. by   careubc
    That's good. They look at everything. I don't think bcit focuses AS MUCH on gpa itself as other schools do. I think that you might be better off getting more university credits rather than upgrading old courses?... (for bcit anyway). You're so close to 60 credits. Congrats on getting shortlisted though. Hopefully you won't have to do anything more. Good luck!
  2. by   vana_
    If it helps you guys my first time applying was for the August intake and I did not get shortlisted the first time around, I have a BSc in Psychology from UBC-O and I officially graduated with it this past June, even though I technically had 120+ credits in December 2011 for graduation but it wasn't official on my transcript until June. I reapplied for this January intake and followed up with what was wrong with my application the first time around so hopefully its good news this time.

    I have 200+ volunteer hours from Candy striping from high school, but don't know if that really counts.
    My gpa is not spectacular overall on my transcript but I did a great deal better the last 2 years of my degree.
    And I'm currently taking LIBS 7001 & 7002
  3. by   Nursinghopeful1234
    Yah I'm taking 4 classes now so ill have 61 credits after this semester lol
  4. by   s1234
    Hi Nursinghopeful1234!

    Don't worry too much about your GPA. During the BCIT Nursing Info Session last night, the program advisor said ideal GPA is 3.0. However, high marks will not increase your chances of getting in nor is having a degree. What they are looking for a SOLID academic record, if your marks are CONSISTENT or showing IMPROVEMENT or PROGRESS (if your marks were poor earlier).

    What they are concerned is a spotty academic record, lots of unexplained withdrawals and failures. In which case, I would advise you to write a letter of intent to explain the reason for it (health reasons, personal reasons, etc). Or simply not include that transcript if it is not mandatory.

    BCIT Nursing prefers applicants with more course credits because it shows they have more post-secondary experience. Minimum is 30 credits and competitive tends to hover around 60 credits.

    Hope that helps!
  5. by   Nursinghopeful1234
    Thanks snowy ivory! Gives me some confidence!
  6. by   iheartpurple
    three to eight days...
    Tomorrow it will be no longer than a week. Just seven days.
  7. by   BulmaBriefs
    Ahhhh!!! I'm going to soil myself with all this waiting lol. Again with the waiting! But this time for some odd reason I'm not nervous at all! Does anyone else feel this way? Also I feel like Nov 6th is a bit early to hear back from the nursing department? I have a feeling it may be a week later? I don't know?
  8. by   vana_
    Good luck to everyone!!! It's a pain waiting to hear anything but it sounds like rejections/ non offers have started to go out! So fingers crossed for the rest of us!
  9. by   BulmaBriefs
    what!!! Rejections and non offers have started to go out?
  10. by   careubc
    Now I'm nervous. I wasn't before. It's more of an optimistic nervous though. Gotta stay positive!
  11. by   BulmaBriefs
    Yeah now I'm nervous!! I can't and won't sleep tonight at all
  12. by   vana_
    Don't worry, it's somewhat a good sign so far!
  13. by   iheartpurple
    Where did you hear non-offers are being sent out? It's not even the deadline for references until tomorrow, how could that work?

    I don't want check my email now... Holy moly I'm nervous.

    I think the letter they sent us said the date we will know by is Nov 6. I suppose any date could change if they needed it to.