Goodwin College Point System

  1. Hello. I am wondering if any current or recently graduated nurses from Goodwin College in CT can tell me how many points they had when they were accepted into the nursing program? I will be applying this fall and I think I'll have anywhere between 16-18 points. I'm wondering if this will be enough to get in.
    My GPA will be around a 3.4. I've taken 4 classes at Goodwin. I have ALL of my non-nursing courses done. I scored in the 86th percentile on the NLN. I also completed the 30+ hours of community service. I have no prior degrees.
    Thank you.
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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   NKing11
    Hi, I applied last semester to the program with 21 points, I start in the fall. I had no prior degree, did 7 classes, 3.8 GPA, 91% NLN and 30+ hours community service. The lowest points accepted at that admission time (starting sep'10) was 20. To determine if you get in it's really crucial who is applying around the same time as you and how many points they have. They take the 55 highest so if you're in with a group of all 20's and up chances are you won't get admitted this time around, but if the average is around 17 or so you're more likely. The semester before this one the cut off was an 18. Either way, it would really benefit you to take 3 more classes for those three more points. As it stands right now based off of your qualifications you have a 16. Unless your GPA gets rounded up from a 3.4 (depending on if it's 3.45 or higher) then you'll earn another point giving you 17. Hope that helped a little.
  4. by   goodwinstudent
    My suggestion is take the NLN again. I scored in the 99% as did most of the students in my cohort. I have not heard of anyone getting in with under 19 points. Even 19 points is rare. Take the NLN again, and try and get the full 10 point credit for it. Also be sure to do the community service. I am in the program, and I would not recommend it to anyone. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  5. by   GoodwinRN
    I agree, take the NLN again. I scored in the 99%, and got accepted with 24 points. No one in my cohort was accepted with less that 20 points. Good Luck.
  6. by   bepmommy
    Hi guys,

    I am applying for the fall this year and will have 23 points. I am wondering why goodwinstudent would not reccommend the program?

    Thanks!
  7. by   nurse2be2013?
    Hi guys,

    Im applying for the fall start date with 21 pts ...23 is the highest i know of so far and from what i have heard in the past 21 and above are safe numbers. I also wonder why goodwinstudent is not recommending their program, while it is competitive i have heard good things about it.
  8. by   strawberry_chica
    I am currently awaiting my acceptance (or rejection ) letter from Goodwin and I was told the past 3 semesters have all been 20 points and up. Good luck!
  9. by   nurse2be2013?
    I got in! Im very happy to say I will be part of the fall nursing cohort but I am saddened that some of my good friends did not make it this semester. I have full faith that they will make it soon though. I hope the best to you!!
  10. by   bepmommy
    Congratulations nurse2be2013! I will also be starting with you in the fall
  11. by   NursingStudent0224
    Hey guys!
    I will applying this fall for January entry. I'm a little discouraged. I took 4 classes this summer (some of the most boring becuase I've taken all my pre reqs; public speaking, computer literacy, english, into to psych). I have a bachelors. I expect a GPA of 3.70. I've done my community service. And I scored in the 88th percentile for the NLN. Now all of a sudden the advising office is telling me I only have 20 ponts and they only start taking people at 21 points and up??? He was trying to selling me on random classes (Medical terminology, alternative medicine, etc). I thought it was weird cause did all the pre-reqs. Financially more classes are hard to fathom right now. Is this true? Would they hold me back for 1 point? Has anyone gotten in with 20 points? Feeling beside myself right now. Any advice?
  12. by   bepmommy
    It all depends on who is applying when you apply. The last wave (starting in the fall) the lowest accepted was 21, but I think the wave before was 19 or 20. They take the top 50 people/the point system. If you already have 20 points the only way you can increase your points to apply for the winter is to retake the NLNs and try and get a higher score. Your fall classes will not count towards your points, they have to be completed classes. However, if you have less than the 7 points for classes and take classes in the fall, you will then have more points to apply for the May round....assuming you keep up your GPA. I hope that is helpful. They basically want your money and I am thankful I figured that out when looking at schools, so I did all my prereqs there. Good luck!!
  13. by   NursingStudent0224
    Thanks for the advice bepmommy. I really appreciate it. Best of Luck in the Fall!
  14. by   xenogenetic
    From others in my pre-req classes I've heard that 20-21 points was the cut last time around. I'm applying for the Jan start. It seems that the bar has been set higher this semester judging by the scores I have heard from others applying. I'm applying with a 24 and am definitely sweating it (scored 92 on NLN, already have a Bachelor's Degree, took 7 courses @ Goodwin for the points + GPA, 3.6 GPA, and am currently an LPN). I hope we all get in and meet each other as accepted students. Good luck.

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