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!
Apr 21, '05
The way I understand it, all prior coursework is reportable to colleges/universities, to include grades. To hide this would constitute fraud and potentially put your scholarships and very degree award in jeopardy.
Do not be tempted to hide or lie about prior grades and coursework at other universities. It's not worth it.
I have encouragement for you however: I would NOT let that GPA stop you. It's far better than the one I had to start. I was an original college drop-out who entered pre-nursing with a GPA of 1.9-------------yes you read that right. It was humiliating. But most universities and colleges understand this happens and are willing to overlook it and give you a 2nd chance as an adult learner.
With consistently good grades (all A's), I was able to recover my GPA to a respectable over all 3.35 after time and more coursework. ( I carried a 4.0 in all coursework at the 2nd school and was able to join the national honor society after that, that helps). Getting good grades in classes that carry many hours (such as Labs) sure helps that overall GPA.
Do not be discouraged. YOu can do it! I did.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 21, '05