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    Ok so I'm very much so interested in applying to CCC next year but I'm nervous I won't get excepted into the nursing program. I did horrible on the math placement test at MCC and I'm worried they might look at the score when I apply next year. Does any one know if its extremely competitive or do they give even the not so smart people a chance? Has anyone applied and got denied? Is there a waiting list? And if so how long is it? Also I plan On taking my prerequisites at mcc. I printed a list of the required classes from the ccc site so if I where to transfer I should be fine...right? Also does mcc offer all of the required courses I need to take to be considered for the nursing program? Ok I'm almost done and will me taking Spanish or medical terminology make me stick out more than others? Do we have to take a elective? And does capital offer night classes for nursing? Do you think the nursing job outlook for 2014 is bright...I love helping people just hope this all pays off in the end....I tried calling capital so they could answer some of my question but to be honest they where of no help, always referring ne to the website. Thank you.....
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    I don't think anyone will get excepted into a nursing program. Accepted perhaps, but not excepted. I'm not sure where Capital Community College is in Connecticut, but if I were to live in Connecticut in the future, I would certainly be able to help you then.

    Generally speaking, at most community colleges as long as you meet the minimum requirements, you are admitted to the program.

    You would be better off posting this in the Connecticut Nursing forum.

    CT Nursing Programs Discussion - Nursing for Nurses
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    Quote from Hopeful*in*CT
    Ok so I'm very much so interested in applying to CCC next year but I'm nervous I won't get excepted into the nursing program. I did horrible on the math placement test at MCC and I'm worried they might look at the score when I apply next year. Does any one know if its extremely competitive or do they give even the not so smart people a chance? Has anyone applied and got denied? Is there a waiting list? And if so how long is it? Also I plan On taking my prerequisites at mcc. I printed a list of the required classes from the ccc site so if I where to transfer I should be fine...right? Also does mcc offer all of the required courses I need to take to be considered for the nursing program? Ok I'm almost done and will me taking Spanish or medical terminology make me stick out more than others? Do we have to take a elective? And does capital offer night classes for nursing? Do you think the nursing job outlook for 2014 is bright...I love helping people just hope this all pays off in the end....I tried calling capital so they could answer some of my question but to be honest they where of no help, always referring ne to the website. Thank you.....
    1.) What is the math placement test? It has no bearing on nursing school. 60% are accepted by rank, 40% by lotto. In a nutshell, 50% of admissions is based on GPA, 25% on TEAS, and 25% on your grade in A&P I to come up with an acceptance qualification. Also, besides getting the C+ in required courses, you need to have at least a 2.7 GPA to apply, and they go back 5 years in all of your transcripts to calculate a total GPA.

    2.) Extremely competitive. My school (one of the 5 of the CCC) had 201 applicants, 96 accepted, 79 wait listed, and 26 disqualified. Again, it's all based on numbers.

    3.) Because MCC is not one of the 5 CCC Nursing Schools, I'm not sure if grades will transfer. You need to talk to an adviser at Capital.

    4.) Again, you have to get the 2011-2012 Nursing Handout to find out all of the nursing requirements as far as classes go.

    5.) No, Spanish and Medical Terminology won't make you stand out when applying. They only care about the admission requirements, and because a foreign language or med/term is not required, they don't care. However, any classes you take will affect your overall GPA, which is again, 50% of weight for admission.

    6.) Electives are discussed in the Nursing Handout.

    7.) I believe Capital is the only school that offers night Nursing courses.

    8.) I applied with a 4.0 gpa, 83% on the TEAS, and an A in A&P I and got wait listed because my grades from 5 years ago severely dropped my 4.0 gpa. I'm on a wait list now and chances are, I will be called to start for the Spring Semester.

    Above all, you NEED to talk to the **DIRECTOR OF NURSING ADMISSIONS** at Capital. Don't listen to the rumors about admissions from other student or even some of the advisors because the whole process is so convoluted that the director is the only one that you can rely on for accurate information.

    Hope this helps and good luck.
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    Quote from ScottE
    I don't think anyone will get excepted into a nursing program. Accepted perhaps, but not excepted. I'm not sure where Capital Community College is in Connecticut, but if I were to live in Connecticut in the future, I would certainly be able to help you then.

    Generally speaking, at most community colleges as long as you meet the minimum requirements, you are admitted to the program.

    You would be better off posting this in the Connecticut Nursing forum.

    CT Nursing Programs Discussion - Nursing for Nurses
    I hate to disagree, but I am. It is extremely competitive as no, you can't just meet the minimum requirements and get accepted. Hence why there is a long, drawn out admission process. Like I said, 201 applicants, 96 accepted, 79 wait listed, and 26 disqualified. Just because we are a community college doesn't mean we have easy admissions, and as far as I can tell, that is a bit irritating to hear someone make that statement, especially if you don't live in CT and aren't familiar with our application process whatsoever. So, no, there is no "generally speaking" when it comes to every single community college throughout the United States. But thank you for including the link to the CT Nursing Programs so the OP would know the proper place to get information.
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    I know for a fact that all Connecticut Community College credits transfer within the community colleges, as well as most State 4 year institutions. Also, as far as I know, Capital does NOT offer nursing at night. I know Northwest does, but they start the program in January not September.
    Rainbowbrite, if you dont mind me asking, which school did you apply for, and where did you read that they only use classes taken in the past 5 years to calculate the gpa?
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    The math placement test is nothing more than a tool the colleges use to figure out where you need to start in the math classes. If you don't score a certain number on the SAT's math section you are required to take the placement test. The "score" you receive does not show up on your transcripts. Its only bearing is what level math you need to start at. The CT CC's require as a pre-req Math 136 or 137 with a C or better, of course the higher the better. I took the math placement years ago (you didn't ever see your score, you were just told you need to start at Math 95 or math 135 or whatever) my transcripts do not have a math placement number anywhere nor do the transcripts of other people I know who didn't fair well on the placement test. Your only concern should be taking the math classes you need to in order to get to the Math 136 or 137 and getting the highest possible grades.

    All classes transfer from one CC to another. Not sure about them only looking at the last 5 years of your transcripts, never heard of that. I do know that certain classes have to be taken withing 5 years of your applying to the nursing program. For example, your sciences have to be taken no more than 5 years of your applying, if its 6 yrs old, you have to retake.
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    Quote from mixy5446
    I know for a fact that all Connecticut Community College credits transfer within the community colleges, as well as most State 4 year institutions. Also, as far as I know, Capital does NOT offer nursing at night. I know Northwest does, but they start the program in January not September.
    Rainbowbrite, if you dont mind me asking, which school did you apply for, and where did you read that they only use classes taken in the past 5 years to calculate the gpa?
    The Nursing Packets explain the 5 year rule. All transcripts dated 5 years from the date of application are calculated to determine a cumulative GPA. If a pre-req class is outside of the 5 year rule, they will use that class and only that class from that semester to calculate into a new GPA. And, yes all of the CCC credits transfer among each other.


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