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  1. oh, here it goes.

    i'm presently going to a cc and working on my pre-req's, well actually i'm done with my pre-req's as of yesterday. yippy i got a b in chemistry!!! :hatparty: anyways, i'm going to be transferring to another college by my gpa isn't good enough. i screwed around a lot 10 years ago at college and am now paying the price. so i got a letter from the "new" college stating that i wasn't accepted to the nursing program (which i knew) but i am accepted into the college to take general courses. so...having some questions i called the school and found out that my gpa from cc will follow me until i have a gpa at the "new" college, and that even when i do get my gpa up (at the cc, saying i don't go to the "new" college) to the minimum required for the nursing program, i probably won't get in because they only admit 40 students per semester. so i'm thinking about going to the "new" college and taking my biology's, phys. ed's, and other non-nursing courses and making sure i do really good (3.5 or up).



    ?? should i go to the "new" college fall & winter 04/05 and then apply for nursing school again for fall 05? i'll have a lot better gpa and will have a better chance of getting accepted.

    ?? if you don't have perfect credit, do you have problems getting student loans???

    ?? i have to have all my shots before i can register. do any of you know if they are very expensive?



    the reason i'm so indecisive is because the "new" college is expensive. i don't mind going into debt as long as i get into the nursing program.



    thanks in advance for your assistance!!!!!

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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   GracefulRN
    If the courses in question are 10+ years old you can apply to have them removed from you're record.
  4. by   Deb123j
    Quote from GracefulRN
    If the courses in question are 10+ years old you can apply to have them removed from you're record.
    Actually I just look at my transcript - I took the 3 classes that brought my gpa down so much '95 & '96.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Graceful is right. Or you can do like I did, get all A's and slowly build your GPA up the sloooowww way, if they are not that old. It was painful to see those horrible grades and what they did to my transcript, just foolishness from my young years. But I did over come it and graduated with a 3.35 (4.0 on my NURSING portion). They DID admit me with less than a stellar GPA, and throwing out the OLD poor grades, my GPA was 3.9. Thankfully, they considered that good enough for admission and I am a nurse 7 years later! Do NOT lose hope. Most schools realize the situations with prior poor grades years earlier.
  6. by   Deb123j
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Graceful is right. Or you can do like I did, get all A's and slowly build your GPA up the sloooowww way, if they are not that old. It was painful to see those horrible grades and what they did to my transcript, just foolishness from my young years. But I did over come it and graduated with a 3.35 (4.0 on my NURSING portion). They DID admit me with less than a stellar GPA, and throwing out the OLD poor grades, my GPA was 3.9. Thankfully, they considered that good enough for admission and I am a nurse 7 years later! Do NOT lose hope. Most schools realize the situations with prior poor grades years earlier.
    That is what I was hoping for. But unfortunately I guess this college doesn't take into consideration the circumstances of your prior grades. My gpa before this past quarter was a 2.08 (I'm so ashamed ) and to be admitted into the nursing program 2.3 is the minimum. I figured I'd have to get A's on 6 courses in order to make my gpa a 2.31 (because I took soooo many classes previously). My psy class this past quarter I got an A, but my chem I barely managed to squeak by with a B! THANK GOD!!!!! So I wonder if it would just make more sense to start a-fresh at the "new" college with a good gpa.

    Oh my...so many decisions!!!!!

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