Really bad GPA please help! - page 2

Hopefully somebody can help me. I received my Associates in Business with a 3.5 GPA, and pursued a bachelors degree but did not complete it. I have a 2.5GPA from that. I am currently taking prereqs... Read More

  1. by   housecat1216
    I was accepted at the University of Maryland at Baltimore even though my previous GPA was like a 1.6. (Lots of party little study) However, 20 years latter, I have a 4.0 in all of prereqs, so my over all GPA is now a wopping 2.9 something. Anyway, they do look at circumstances. PS: I'm not going to UMD because I was also accepted at Johns Hopkins and have decided to go there instead.

    I'm sure you'll do well, everyone has a hiccup here or there.

    Good luck
  2. by   housecat1216
    It is never worth lying about anything...it will always come back to get you. One of the most important things in nursing is ethics. You dont' want to start it all with a lie.
  3. by   galaxy781
    Quote from housecat1216
    It is never worth lying about anything...it will always come back to get you. One of the most important things in nursing is ethics. You dont' want to start it all with a lie.

    I agree definetly be honest, more than likely they wont even hold it against you..by the way housecat congrats at being accepted at Johns Hopkins!!! :hatparty:
  4. by   VILLA
    Hello everyone;
    I would have to agree that disclosure is the route to go. I had a horrible time in High School. Talk about a disfunctional family! but, when I realized how much damage I did to myself by totally messing up in H.S., I decided to turn it around and stried to do my best from that point on. Schools are knowledgable enought to know that eeryone has bumps along the way. As long as you do good fromm the entry point till your done, I don't see why you could not get in and do well. Anything worth haing is worth working for! Good luck, keep us posted.
  5. by   stidget99
    Quote from chico
    Hopefully somebody can help me. I received my Associates in Business with a 3.5 GPA, and pursued a bachelors degree but did not complete it. I have a 2.5GPA from that. I am currently taking prereqs at a community college so I can apply for the final two years of nursing school. Do I have to let the nursing school know about my bachelors degree GPA? I will not need any of those courses that I took for the bachelors for the nursing school. Is there any way the nursing school can find out if I don't tell them about it? Please help!
    Honesty is the best policy. You never know when something/someone will come back and bite you on the butt later on. This goes for every area of life.
  6. by   AnonEmus
    Quote from maolin
    university of texas has an academic fresh start program that will allow you to have a clean slate. this is apparently a stand mandated option, so other public tx institutions would also have it. don't know where you are located, but it might be worth checking into.

    http://www.utexas.edu/student/admiss...reshstart.html
    here's a better explanation of the texas academic fresh start program:

    http://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/medic...cfrshstrt.html
  7. by   CASTLEGATES
    Retake your low grades; that helps quite a bit

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