Hillsborough Community College Spring 2013 - page 56

by Rachanee

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Hello all, I thought I would start a thread for those of us applying to HCC's Spring 2013 nursing program. I am a Veterinary Technician/stay at home mom. I'm gathering everything for my application and hoping to drop it off at... Read More


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    thank you KCroobs13
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    Whew, I'm cutting it close. Thanks a lot for the info Crooks.
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    Denied. No, not to GPA.

    "Official sealed AP and CLEP scores, listed on University of Central Florida transcript, has not been received."

    What's disturbing to me is that NONE of my HCC prereqs are on my UCF transcript. So, why is this relevant?

    Unbelievable.


    Had these %$@*%&@(s actually UPDATED Hawknet like an EFFICIENT organization should do ONCE ALL DOCS WERE RECEIVED, (May 21, 2012 for me) that would have been an effective way to communicate to me what I was missing.

    But they didn't do that now did they.


    In accordance with the bottom of Page 13 here:
    http://www.hccfl.edu/media/529670/he...-2012%20v3.pdf

    in particular the part that says "...inaccurate information or notification of the status of application." As well as in the paragraph above it that says

    "Applicants with Earned Degrees: The restricted access Health Sciences programs do not give admission preference to applicants with earned
    degrees at any level including associates, baccalaureates, masters, or doctorates. All applicants have the same opportunity for admission
    according to their GPA in prerequisites or overall GPA if there are no prerequisites." How am I being given an opportunity if non-prerequisite credits are being examined?

    For my italicized reasons above I will try to appeal, but I am not optimistic.

    Should I not prevail, it has been a pleasure, everyone. I will continue to follow along the thread meanwhile as I feel like you all have become a bit of a "second family..." My posts might become less frequent but I will still stay in the loop meanwhile. :\
    Last edit by Gradius on Sep 17, '12 : Reason: Added Earned Degrees paragraph
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    Gradius, I would appeal. If our prereqs are all that is considered for entrance then your UCF transcript should not be in contention. hope it turns out well, best wishes and hope you will be part of the 2013 class.
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    Quote from Gradius
    Denied. No, not to GPA."Official sealed AP and CLEP scores, listed on University of Central Florida transcript, has not been received." What's disturbing to me is that NONE of my HCC prereqs are on my UCF transcript. So, why is this relevant?Unbelievable.Had these %$@*%&@(s actually UPDATED Hawknet like an EFFICIENT organization should do ONCE ALL DOCS WERE RECEIVED, (May 21, 2012 for me) that would have been an effective way to communicate to me what I was missing.But they didn't do that now did they.In accordance with the bottom of Page 13 here:http://www.hccfl.edu/media/529670/he...-2012%20v3.pdfin particular the part that says "...inaccurate information or notification of the status of application." As well as in the paragraph above it that says "Applicants with Earned Degrees: The restricted access Health Sciences programs do not give admission preference to applicants with earneddegrees at any level including associates, baccalaureates, masters, or doctorates. All applicants have the same opportunity for admissionaccording to their GPA in prerequisites or overall GPA if there are no prerequisites." How am I being given an opportunity if non-prerequisite credits are being examined?For my italicized reasons above I will try to appeal, but I am not optimistic.Should I not prevail, it has been a pleasure, everyone. I will continue to follow along the thread meanwhile as I feel like you all have become a bit of a "second family..." My posts might become less frequent but I will still stay in the loop meanwhile. :\
    I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish you the best of luck with your appeal.
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    Quote from moneek
    Gradius, I would appeal. If our prereqs are all that is considered for entrance then your UCF transcript should not be in contention. hope it turns out well, best wishes and hope you will be part of the 2013 class.

    Thank you for the well wishes Moneek and Rachanee... it's just really funny to me that my 6 credits in American History (AP) and 3 credits in National Government (CLEP) are the reason I'm being denied. I don't see either of those on the Prerequisite list.

    If this doesn't work out then I am starting to think Accelerated BSN. But I really didn't want to do that because that would mean I'd have to get more loans which I don't want.

    Nonetheless, I will keep you all advised.
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    Quote from Gradius
    Denied. No, not to GPA.

    "Official sealed AP and CLEP scores, listed on University of Central Florida transcript, has not been received."

    What's disturbing to me is that NONE of my HCC prereqs are on my UCF transcript. So, why is this relevant?

    Unbelievable.


    Had these %$@*%&@(s actually UPDATED Hawknet like an EFFICIENT organization should do ONCE ALL DOCS WERE RECEIVED, (May 21, 2012 for me) that would have been an effective way to communicate to me what I was missing.

    But they didn't do that now did they.


    In accordance with the bottom of Page 13 here:
    http://www.hccfl.edu/media/529670/he...-2012%20v3.pdf

    in particular the part that says "...inaccurate information or notification of the status of application." As well as in the paragraph above it that says

    "Applicants with Earned Degrees: The restricted access Health Sciences programs do not give admission preference to applicants with earned
    degrees at any level including associates, baccalaureates, masters, or doctorates. All applicants have the same opportunity for admission
    according to their GPA in prerequisites or overall GPA if there are no prerequisites." How am I being given an opportunity if non-prerequisite credits are being examined?

    For my italicized reasons above I will try to appeal, but I am not optimistic.

    Should I not prevail, it has been a pleasure, everyone. I will continue to follow along the thread meanwhile as I feel like you all have become a bit of a "second family..." My posts might become less frequent but I will still stay in the loop meanwhile. :\
    That is not right. I would appeal. Fingers crossed it works out for you in the long run.
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    Now my challenge is going to see if CLEP and AP can have my 10+ year old scores in my hands before the week is over. 11 days is cutting it close for a 9/28 deadline.

    I'll be calling AP/CLEP tomorrow, of course.
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    Can anyone give me some background on the Plant City campus. That's closest to me and I have to go to building 100 by next Friday if I am to appeal. Any info you can give would be great. Thanx.
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    Quote from Gradius
    Denied. No, not to GPA.

    "Official sealed AP and CLEP scores, listed on University of Central Florida transcript, has not been received."

    What's disturbing to me is that NONE of my HCC prereqs are on my UCF transcript. So, why is this relevant?

    Unbelievable.


    Had these %$@*%&@(s actually UPDATED Hawknet like an EFFICIENT organization should do ONCE ALL DOCS WERE RECEIVED, (May 21, 2012 for me) that would have been an effective way to communicate to me what I was missing.

    But they didn't do that now did they.


    In accordance with the bottom of Page 13 here:
    http://www.hccfl.edu/media/529670/he...-2012%20v3.pdf

    in particular the part that says "...inaccurate information or notification of the status of application." As well as in the paragraph above it that says

    "Applicants with Earned Degrees: The restricted access Health Sciences programs do not give admission preference to applicants with earned
    degrees at any level including associates, baccalaureates, masters, or doctorates. All applicants have the same opportunity for admission
    according to their GPA in prerequisites or overall GPA if there are no prerequisites." How am I being given an opportunity if non-prerequisite credits are being examined?

    For my italicized reasons above I will try to appeal, but I am not optimistic.

    Should I not prevail, it has been a pleasure, everyone. I will continue to follow along the thread meanwhile as I feel like you all have become a bit of a "second family..." My posts might become less frequent but I will still stay in the loop meanwhile. :\

    Gradius, I feel your pain my friend! Good luck with your appeal. Keep us posted on how it turns out. I turned in my appeal yesterday and the Advisor told me I should hear something by mid-October. She told me that while my reasons are valid and factual and follow the guidelines for reasons to appeal, she was not optimistic about the appeal being sustained simply because and I quote "Health Sciences marches to the beat of their own drum, they will more than likely determine this to be their error, however, you are responsible for your own records and this is their way of weeding people out". I was stunned. Anyway, fingers crossed for both of us. If you have the ability to do an accelerated BSN program, I would highly advise you do that. Many hospitals are in the process of requiring a BSN for their RN's and are simply not hiring as many with only Associate's degrees. Just a piece of advice to you...it will cost you more time and money in the long run if you go the AS-RN to BSN route rather than doing BSN-RN in the first shot.


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