BCIT Jan 2013 Applicants - page 39

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. Visit  Nursinghopeful1234 profile page
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    I don't think so.. The health management is the only one you take once your accepted!
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  3. Visit  Old Soul profile page
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    Hey guys,

    I have been following along silently for most of this. I will let you know that I was waitlisted for last August 2012, and never made it in. Between that intake and this one, I took the LIBS 7002 in the winter semester. This semester I am taking the LIBS 7001, plus an additional 6 credits of liberal studies. That was enough to make the difference between me being waitlisted and accepted. Obviously the courses from this semester don't count towards the credits on your application. I was curious if they would consider the courses at all, and when I inquired they said they did take the courses from this semester into consideration.

    As for Health Management, it depends who you ask. I didn't take it because I was told that you had to be in the program. However, I know of people that have taken it without being in the program. I hope this helps some. Good luck!

    -Pemby
  4. Visit  careubc profile page
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    Thanks for sharing Pemby. Mind if I ask how many credits you had when you were accepted?
  5. Visit  iheartpurple profile page
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    Pemby,
    Did you hear/know of anyone on the waitlist who did get in? Congrats on getting in for January!
  6. Visit  Nurse goog profile page
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    Hey all - I've stayed fairly quiet, but here's my account: I was waitlisted for the August 2012 intake and it was my first time applying. I found out at the end of April and was given a non-offer in mid July and had four days to re-apply for January 2013 intake (keep in mind, I waited eight months to hear that). You are not allowed to re-apply to a program when you are waitlisted, but they WILL advise you of your non-offer a few days in advance, so you can get your application in on time. Have everything prepared ahead of time, so all you have to do is send it in. I re-applied for January with all the materials I applied with for in August (application form, transcripts, resume, application fee, etc). I was then called in mid August, four days before the August 2012 intake was starting and offered a seat, as someone dropped out last minute. They let me defer to January 2013 for a number of reasons but it is NOT guaranteed for everyone. If you are on the waitlist and have not been given acceptance for a later intake (this is also rare they do this - their website/department says they do NOT carry a waitlist to future intakes - so congrats to those who got that!) just have everything prepared and try not to stress over the wait. After months of waiting and the agony and anxiety, once I was waitlisted, I honestly somewhat accepted I probably wasn't going to get in for August and instead I just got my application together and registered in the LIBS courses and kept busy with friends and work and did NOT check these forums, as it was just making me feel terrible and confused. In all honesty, enjoy these last few months of freedom before you get in. Forums are a good place to vent frustrations but they are also filled with anxiety-ridden statements and comparisons and often misleading information. Calling the school everyday with every question imaginable also just slows the process down for everyone - have faith in the system and read the information provided to you, 99% of it is there. If it's important to you, don't give up! But don't let the process eat you alive, it is like this with most schools and application processes and it's worth it in the end.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Nov 17, '12 : Reason: larger font to make reading easier
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  7. Visit  iheartpurple profile page
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    Wow Nurse goog that is a long process you went through! Congrats on getting in! That is wonderful for you to share your story with us. I appreciate all the information .

    I like reading up on the forum though, it gives me a sense of community. I can share my feelings and know they are being felt else where. It's comforting . I can only talk to my boyfriend about the process so much :P.

    PS: Someone got a call this week!! I have terribly huge butterflies because now for this intake it seems more real that the call will come and that I am one person closer to getting that call!! Ah! I can hardly contain myself!
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  8. Visit  memegumi profile page
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    someone got a call already!?! I thought we have to wait till mid-December before they start calling people... I can't wait :S


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    Wow Nurse goog that is a long process you went through! Congrats on getting in! That is wonderful for you to share your story with us. I appreciate all the information .

    I like reading up on the forum though, it gives me a sense of community. I can share my feelings and know they are being felt else where. It's comforting . I can only talk to my boyfriend about the process so much :P.

    PS: Someone got a call this week!! I have terribly huge butterflies because now for this intake it seems more real that the call will come and that I am one person closer to getting that call!! Ah! I can hardly contain myself!
  9. Visit  iheartpurple profile page
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    No no, they can call when ever! We are most likely to get a call after the orientation. They call when someone defers or drops out of the program and leave a seat open. That could technically happen at any time.
    Last edit by iheartpurple on Nov 17, '12 : Reason: grammar fix
  10. Visit  Old Soul profile page
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    @careubc - I had just approximately 45 credits when accepted, but was enrolled in 9 credits worth of Libs credtis. I have 4 yrs experience in EMS, and have a variety of other experience in emergency services and police victim services.

    @iheartpurple - I've heard of people being accepted from the waitlist. I was not that lucky. I wasn't able to find out from administrators where I was ranked on the waitlist, or how many people in total had been waitlisted.

    Nurse goog made a good point. You are not allowed to re-apply while on the waitlist, but they will notify you a few days before the next application deadline. I waited until I received that notifcation, in the form of a non-accpetance letter. The good news is that you don't have to resubmit transcripts or resumes or references, unless you want to change something they already have. In my case, I sent them an email advising of my new Libs credits from BCIT. They were able to access my transcripts without me having to provide them. I definitely recommend taking the LIBS credits if you are waiting to get it. That is what made the difference for me.
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  11. Visit  iheartpurple profile page
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    EEEEEEKKKK!!!! I just got the phone call!!! I am starting in January!
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  12. Visit  vana_ profile page
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    Congratulations iheartpurple!!!!
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  13. Visit  smiley65 profile page
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    soooo happy for you
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  14. Visit  memegumi profile page
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    Congrats!!!! Now I am one person closer!!!
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