UFV 2012 Fall Intake - Insights and Meetings - page 12

Hello! I'm starting this topic for two reasons: one, to introduce myself and make connections with anyone else that has also applied for the fall 2012 intake at the University of the Fraser Valley... Read More

  1. Visit  pet_lover48} profile page
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    hi camp11,
    thanks for the reply.
    i'm still in grade 12 (will be graduating at end of june), so i will be applying for the first time, for the jan 2013 intake.
    (for the sept 2012 semester, i'll be taking some non-nursing/elective courses).
    however, for anyone who applied to the sept 2012 intake and still hasn't received their acceptance, don't give up quite yet.
    as the others said, probably not everyone who receives acceptance will take it.
    let me know.
    thanks,
    pet_lover48
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  3. Visit  camp11} profile page
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    Oh thats right! I remember you now! lol
    If you have the marks - really try to get a lot of volunteer hours and great references - so important!
    Good luck to you in January!! so close!
  4. Visit  pulmonaryarchery} profile page
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    Hi. I hope I'm posting in the right thread - this is my first time on the website.

    I applied to the program's Sept. 2012 intake as well, and found out today that I did not get in.

    I had 3 A's and 1 B (3.75 GPA). Over 130 hours of volunteer work. A good interview (IMO). Excellent letters of recommendation. And an okay essay. I've done Eng 105 (B+), Psychology 101 (B), Anthropology 102 (B) (these 2 would go towards the elective component), Anatomy & Physiology I and II (An A in both!) as well.

    For those who got in, if you don't mind my inquiring.. what did your grades look like? My letter says I need to improve academically...

    I can't believe I didn't get in. I know other people have gotten in the past three years with much lower academic marks. I have previously applied twice before. The first time, I had low academic marks and improved upon them. The second time, I got waitlisted. This time, I improved my marks and finished Anatomy/Physiology.

    Any insight would be great. I'm going to make an appointment with UFV tomorrow..
    Last edit by pulmonaryarchery on May 11, '12
  5. Visit  OnAir} profile page
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    Quote from pulmonaryarchery
    Hi. I hope I'm posting in the right thread - this is my first time on the website.

    I applied to the program's Sept. 2012 intake as well, and found out today that I did not get in.

    I had 3 A's and 1 B (3.75 GPA). Over 130 hours of volunteer work. A good interview (IMO). Excellent letters of recommendation. And an okay essay. I've done Eng 105 (B+), Psychology 101 (B), Anthropology 102 (B) (these 2 would go towards the elective component), Anatomy & Physiology I and II (An A in both!) as well.

    For those who got in, if you don't mind my inquiring.. what did your grades look like? My letter says I need to improve academically...

    I can't believe I didn't get in. I know other people have gotten in the past three years with much lower academic marks. I have previously applied twice before. The first time, I had low academic marks and improved upon them. The second time, I got waitlisted. This time, I improved my marks and finished Anatomy/Physiology.

    Any insight would be great. I'm going to make an appointment with UFV tomorrow..
    Your marks seems to be in quite good standing in my opinion and the number of volunteer hours seems to be very reasonable. I would talk to UFV about how you could improve your marks when you clearly have good standing.

    I have 4.0 GPA from pre-req and have 2.5 GPA from undergrad. My first guess is that the candidates this year intake (Sept 2012) clearly have very good academic standing thus good marks did not contribute much into getting the highest points for evaluation process. My second guess would be that your interview did not go as you might have hoped. My last guess would be that UFV did not receive your upgraded marks. I would check on all these three possibilities and hope to get in for Jan intake.

    It is a possibility that admissions office made a mistake on your evaluation. (They made a mistake on mine so I had to call them and let them know)

    Have you applied into Kwantlen or any other nursing schools?
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  6. Visit  jshadows} profile page
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    Pulmonary, so sorry to hear that you did not get in, I am familiar with that feeling! Given your credentials, it is suprising to ear that you were not accepted! I agree with onair though, perhaps the mark requirements for this intake were relatively high? It seems like a lot of the people on this forum who have been accepted have been saying they had very high gpa's. Also, where did you volunteer? I know that they like to have the volunteer work to be health-related. Personally, I had a 4.0 GPA for the requirements, and 3 yr post secondary science courses. I also had over 150 hours at a physio clinic, as well as 1 year full time work at a pharmacy office. My interview went very well, and I feel the essay component was pretty good too.Best advice is to not give up!!!! Good luck! Ps, if you are desperate to get in, consider applying to College of the Rockies. They keep a wait list as long as you meet the requirements. I was actually accepted there too and had a position for September, but obviously would prefer not to move!
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  7. Visit  pulmonaryarchery} profile page
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    Thank you guys.

    I know my interview went well because I know the program coordinator who interviewed me, and have been through the process twice before ... thus the questions were the same although they made a few small changes. However.... you may be right about the marks this intake (people don't have to take the BC Provincials anymore and therefore have some kick-ass gpa's! those exams were such ********)

    That's definitely too far for me I'm afraid. I think VCC also has that waitlist system too, but in all honesty Chilliwack / UFV nursing works best for me. I suppose I will just try again for January though, whilst simultaneously applying to other places just because I really can't afford to be picky anymore.

    The reason I was kind of taken aback was that I had previously talked to a program coordinator and asked what I would need to do in order to get in, and that was to improve my marks as I'd done well in the other areas (save from the essay, which I had an average mark on). They even recognized me from previous intakes at the orientation and .. I guess it just made me feel that they understood my situation and were trying to help / give credit where it's due.

    I feel like if I had done poorly on an interview, they would have said that.. as my first time applying that's what my letter said. This time it said "improve academics"

    All my volunteer work is health care related. I worked at an extended care facility as well as helped organize depression / counseling group sessions for women alongside a psychiatrist and nurses. (40 hours of that.. so I definitely had like almost 200 hours of relevant volunteer work altogether)

    Maybe I should do Stats?

    I just feel like if I'm getting the maximum points for everything, and have little or nothing to improve... and I still don't get in.. what can I possibly do. That discouraged me.

    Thanks again everyone.
    And of course, congrats!
  8. Visit  jshadows} profile page
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    I don't think stats would help..when I had my interview she said they don't look at the actual courses you have taken, just the fact that you have some post secondary is a bonus. People don't have to take provincials anymore??!! What!!!! No fair! In other news, I also got an acceptance letter from Douglas today! Now to decide which school...definitely leaning towards UFV, especially if I can fast track!
  9. Visit  mission1234} profile page
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    If you don't mind me asking, how old are you pulmonary? The one thing I have taken from this experience is that all the nurses in the program say the same thing...mature students with some life experience do better in this program.
    I applied with four A's in my core courses, an A- in Eng 105 and a A+ in psych 101 and over 130 ARH ER department volunteer hours. I am also 28 years old. This was my first time applying though.

    Maybe try upgrading your B with an online class. If you have done it before it should be a breeze for you...and not having to write the exam will probably help as well. Maybe see if you can get some volunteer hours in the ER at ARH... it is great experience.

    Let us know how your meeting goes. I second your thoughts on your application, I too would have thought you had a great chance of being accepted.
  10. Visit  Sandy27} profile page
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    Hi, first I wanna say this is really helpful. I m high school student and I m graduating this June 2012 and i m a immigrant. This whole thing is new to me. i applied to ufv for fall 2012 and I m really confused. I sent in my grades which are well A/B(sort-of). I don't knw what else I m supposed to do. Should I send in my volunteer hours( I have 30 volunteer hours from working at a vet clinic) I also applied to kwatlen, vcc and Douglas but no response. Plz help
  11. Visit  OnAir} profile page
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    yes, you will require at least 150+ volunteer hours to be competitive in my opinion. Although nursing is a undergrad degree it is professional degree unlike other science/business degrees. If you have not heard back from UFV, I suggest redoing the courses that you got B in and upgrade it to A and do lot, I mean lot of hospital hours. Nursing program is extremely competitive due to small size of intake every year, so try to upgrade anything that you can upgrade on.
  12. Visit  Mandaburrh} profile page
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    Hi,
    I am sorry to hear that you did not get accepted. a 3.75 gpa is good, IMO.

    I am now in my 4th year at UFV.
    I am now 26.
    When I applied I had done a few years at UFV, did a couple years of Bio, Math, A+P, Nursing pharmacotherapeutics, English 105, Anthroplogy, Psychology. My intake was very competetive, there were over 200 applicants and only 32 get accepted.
    I applied with a 4.12 GPA, and 3 years of volunteer hours as well as a couple really good recommendation letters. I was even scared I wouldn't get accepted. They have changed their intake screening a lot... used to be first come first serve basically. Now they are getting more and more stringent, possibly because of the amount of people who drop out/don't pass (especially due to patho). I am now rockin a 3.6 gpa (partially due to a genetics class I got a horrible mark in because I never showed up and had no idea what I was doing).... that is a big difference though.

    From what I can tell, they look at your English, Bio, Chemistry marks.
    If you only have your highschool bio and chemistry, below an A, take university level.
    A+P somehow counted as chemistry for me. My highschool chemistry was only a B but I got A+ in A+P so methinks that made the difference. If I had to use my highschool marks I probably wouldn't have gotten accepted.
    Just a thought.
    Bio 111/112 is SUPER EASY

    But seriously though, you have great marks from what you have written. It could have been other factors (who interviewed you, your age, how competetive the other applicants marks etc. were).
    Hope you get accepted to the next intake!!!!!


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