Valencia Community College - page 2

Hi, I just got accepted into Valencia's nursing program. I would love to hear from students who are either in the nursing program or graduates of the program at Valencia as to how you liked it. How... Read More

  1. by   IWantBobatea
    Just got my acceptance letter for Jan 2012, hmmmm what to do meanwhile
  2. by   tebyrd0020
    Can someone give an estimate as to the required GPA for the Valencia program. Also if anyone knows the same info for Seminole State that would be helpfull. Trying to find out some information for a friend. Thanks everyone and congrats btw .
  3. by   swarner5
    For Valencia, the gpa requirement is 2.5, unless you want to do the concurrent with UCF program, then it is 3.0. I have no information on Seminole.
  4. by   tebyrd0020
    Hi Swarner,

    Outside of the minimum stated requirement, is anyone familiar with the real actual minimum GPA and TEAS test scores needed to enter the program?

    For instance, with my program the minimum GPA according to the school is a 2.5. However, the minimum GPA typically accepted can vary from about a 3.1- a 3.5.
  5. by   IWantBobatea
    To get into valencia, you just need to pass all the pre-req courses, atleast 2.5gpa, and teas with 75% overall score & 75% in the reading section. They are different from other school, you get the spot if you completed it first.
  6. by   swarner5

    This program is not competitive, you get in as long as you get a 74 or higher on the TEAS and have a 2.5 gpa. These are all you need no matter what others may get.
  7. by   beingthankful
    from what I understand of the SSC/SCC program, the "stated" requirements are a 2.5 gpa, 73% on teas. However, as opposed to the VCC program where if you passed pre-reqs have an overall 2.5 gpa (I believe) with 75% teas - you're in (but waitlisted) - SSC has no waitlist by dividing the applicants into to categories & pulling from there.
    Category 1 applicants must have 3.0 or higher; Category 2 is 2.5-2.9. The great thing is they recalculate the gpa, so they only take the grades from the pre-reqs and the gen ed requirements into consideration.
    The categories are futher broken down (in each category) by the date you finished your courses, re-calculated gpa, teas. Where it gets sticky is this: they only accept 2x/yr. Once for day program, once for night/weekends. The reason they don't waitlist is because you're either in or your not, you have to re-apply.
    They pick 1st from the category 1 pool of applicants (typically no one w/a teas below 87-85% gets in regardless) & if there are any slots remaining then they tier down to category 2. They don't seem to take very many at a time, something like 150 (maybe) with allotment for a greater percentage of the students who want to be concurrent BSN.
  8. by   IWantBobatea
    You have to compete with other applicants to get into the program for SCC.
    Pro: don't have to wait like VCC
    Cons: decent competition from what I heard. There is a chance you might not get in

    You Don't compete with other applicants to get into the VCC nursing program, you just need to fulfill the minimum requirements.
    Pros: you don't need a high GPA or TEAS score to get into the program
    Cons: 1 year or more waiting times

    hope this info help u guys
  9. by   LegacyJS
    Do you have more information on the UCF/VCC concurrent program?
  10. by   swarner5
    VCC's concurrent just started this semester. You cannot apply for it, they will forward your name and transcript to UCF Nursing for consideration. You must have all the UCF prerequs completed by the time you apply to VCC. They will notify you via your Atlas account if you are selected to be a part of the concurrent program. Grades are important here even though it isn't for VCC's generic track.
  11. by   LegacyJS
    Oh ok. Thank you.
  12. by   jacksonleo
    Actually the Concurrent program for Valencia/UCF does not start until August 2011. You cannot apply for the first class, you have to be recommended by VCC or invited by UCF. I met with them about it and pretty much said that anything below 3.5 GPA is not going to fly and a decent TEAS score. They will have 30 students for their first class.
  13. by   vccorscc
    i start at vcc in one month. i just had my nursing orientation this past fri!!! getting excited =]