Getting ready to apply: CT Community Colleges- Nursing Program 2013 - page 4

Good morning! I am a current LPN working on pre-requisites for application to the CCC-NP for Fall 2013! I'm taking most of my courses at Holyoke Community College and hope to transfer to... Read More

  1. by   toonsis
    I think that's an awesome score! It should say your percentile on your report.
  2. by   motosteph
    Thanks, yea I see that, 96th percentile. Talked to an advisor the other day and decided to take it one last time. Doesn't hurt right? It's the only thing I really have control over at this point. It seems like Feb 1st is right around the corner.
  3. by   NurseWannaBe86
    Hi guys! I am very excited for you to apply to the CT-CCNP program! I was accepted for this Fall, and my first semester is almost over. Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm more than happy to help! Only think I can't help is with the LPN-RN bridge. Good luck to you all! Soon you know if you made it in! Good luck!
  4. by   NurseWannaBe86
    @motosteph: that's a great score! Mine was lower and I got in this fall! may I ask what your GPA is? and btw, I thought you posted some comments on last years thread, didn't you? I thought I remembered you.
  5. by   motosteph
    Nursewannabe86: Congrats on getting in and completing your first semester! I was on last years thread. Boy what a rollercoaster the whole application process was. I ended up getting waitlisted at 44, this year my gpa is a 3.2 and i got an a in a&p. So we'll see what happens. I will definitly take you up on that offer for advice. Did you fill out fafsa? And if you did, how soon before school started did you know what your aid package was? When was the first deposit due? I just know that if i wait to find out if i get in or not to start the financial aid process the ship will have sailed. I know i'll have a bunch more questions when i fill out the application just cant think of any now!!
  6. by   toonsis
    I have about a 3.7 gpa, A- in a&p so far, but I only got a 76 on my teas It is so great to have this community here!Is it possible to still be competitive with this teas score? Thank you.
  7. by   motosteph
    Toonsis: your gpa and a&p grade are great! I think it sounds competitive. Try taking the Teas again, you have until the application deadline. I spoke to an advisor after i took the teas and she said it wouldnt hurt to keep retaking it. They accept your highest score.
  8. by   NurseWannaBe86
    @motosteph: I'm sorry you got waitlisted, I didn't remember what happened to you last year, all I remembered was that I saw your name on the last year's thread. Did you take the TEAS this year again and you scored a 85? how come you didn't get accepted last year? Was your TEAS score lower? I'm glad you're trying to get in this year again, I hope you'll get accepted! btw..I don't know anything about financial aid, I'm paying out of pocket, sorry. You should go and ask the financial aid people early, so that you fill out all the needed applications. I remember last year some people almost missed the deadlines for financial aid. Good luck and keep me posted!
  9. by   NurseWannaBe86
    @toonsis: your statistics sound great! What college are you applying to? I remember from last year the advisors were saying that 80 is the new 100 score on the TEAS V, it is more difficult than the older version. I would retake it and see if you can score higher, but don't drive yourself crazy! your 3.7 GPA is very good! let me know if you have any other questions.
  10. by   motosteph
    Nursewannabe86: I did retake the test, last I got an 82 last year. My gpa is what held me back, it was like a 2.9 last year. I have a bachelors degree and some of my grades that went into the gpa calculation were low from them being nearly 5 years old. But since the requirements changed this year, my nursing gpa went up. I called the financial aid office the other day and it was almost like tey were annoyed with me for asking questions, not very helpful. I'll prob call again monday. Oih.
  11. by   toonsis
    @nurse wannabe, Thanks so much! Some people scare me saying they got in the 98 percentile for the Teas. I am retaking it Jan 15. What school do you go too?@motosteph, I am thinking Gateway, what about you? A big factor will be how many people apply. Thank you
  12. by   motosteph
    Toonsis: naugatuck for first choice and northwestern for second. Have you submitted the application yet?
  13. by   NurseWannaBe86
    @motosteph: I didn't know they changed the requirements, so I read it last night, they changed the "GPA" to a "Nursing GPA" so what does that mean? they only calculation grades into the GPA that relate to the Nursing Degree? That's good for you! yea 85 is very high on the TEAS, I got a 83.3 last year, I took it 5 times though haha...between my first and last attempt my scores were lower. usually the people at NVCC are very nice, I'm sure they're just busy. Definitely try to call them back again, or it's always better to go there in person, but I'd suggest to be on top of things cause there is sooooo much to do before Nursing School even starts and once the program starts, it's just crazy.