What's The Deal With A 4.0 Gpa? - page 3

HELLO ALL! WONDERING, WHAT's DEAL WITH A 4.0 GPA? I HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD AT TRYING TO GET INTO NURSING SCHOOL. NURSING IS MY LIFE!!! I LIVE, BREATHE, EAT, AND SLEEP NURSING, THE SKILL OF... Read More

  1. by   studentdeb
    What our college does (it's an ADN program) is look at the prerequisites and corequisites first (they call them support courses) and the people who have the most or all are in first, the next thing they look at is date of application and then GPA. Of course you have to have a 2.5 overall to get in at all. So even if you have everything done and have a 2.4 you don't make it.

    They figure the people who have all corequisites done first will only have nursing courses once they begin. For spring semester, they had 400 applicants so they felt this was the better route to go then using only GPA.

    Hopefully you will get in soon. Good luck!
  2. by   Tx-top nurse
    Quote from studentdeb
    What our college does (it's an ADN program) is look at the prerequisites and corequisites first (they call them support courses) and the people who have the most or all are in first, the next thing they look at is date of application and then GPA. Of course you have to have a 2.5 overall to get in at all. So even if you have everything done and have a 2.4 you don't make it.

    They figure the people who have all corequisites done first will only have nursing courses once they begin. For spring semester, they had 400 applicants so they felt this was the better route to go then using only GPA.

    Hopefully you will get in soon. Good luck!
    Studentdeb, Thanks for the info. I wish you the best of luck in your program and hope to work with you in the near future..
  3. by   Tx-top nurse
    I have looked into lots of other universities, and I must say it seems like all of them have different requirements. So I have decided to send transcripts to them all and see where it takes me from there.
    Hoping to get in, somewhere real soon.
    thanks everyone for your help, and positive attitudes....
  4. by   rjflyn
    Not to be rude to Tx-top nurse but fyi using all caps on the net is equal to yelling and so people consider that rude.
  5. by   Kyriaka
    I think what you are running into is that there are only so many slots and so they go on the GPA.

    I am one of the 4.99+ people (103% GPA). However, I dont believe that the GPA is the most important thing.

    Even with my grades I have run into a problem...my ACT is too low!! And their are some schools that care more about your ACT than they care about a 103% GPA.

    You might be suprised however that some of the highest ranking schools (John Hopkins for example) care more about your ethics than a stupid standardized test. They care more about what volunteer work you have done and your leadership capabilities.

    You can tell a great deal about a school by their application. Do they want the opinion of your teachers? Do they ask what your ethics are? Do they want references?? Or do they just care about the ACT and/or your GPA?

    There are schools out there who look at the whole person. You may need to look at private schools.

    And a 3.8 is more than acceptable




    QUOTE=Tx-top nurse]HELLO ALL!
    WONDERING, WHAT's DEAL WITH A 4.0 GPA?
    I HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD AT TRYING TO GET INTO NURSING SCHOOL.
    NURSING IS MY LIFE!!! I LIVE, BREATHE, EAT, AND SLEEP NURSING, THE SKILL OF NURSING RUNS IN MY FAMILY.
    I HAVE TREID AT TWU 3 TIMES AND AT FIRST THEY SAID MY GPA WASNT GOOD ENOUGH -AT THAT TIME IT WAS A 3.2, THEN I RETOOK CLASSES AND GOT IT TO A -3.5, AND THAT WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH, NOW I HAVE A 3.8 AND THEY STILL DIDN'T ACCEPT ME, I WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD BE PLACE ON A WAITING LIST. THEIR REASON BEING IS BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE A 4.O GPA.
    I ALSO APPLIED TO UT AND WAS TOLD THEY DID NOT BASE ACCEPTANCE ON GPA-- WELL I WENT FOR THE INTERVIEW AND THOUGHT EVERYTHING WENT WELL, BUT TO MY SUPRISE I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THEM OVER THE WEEKEND SAYING, "WE'RE SORRY WE CAN NOT ACCOMODATE YOU AT THIS TIME".....:angryfire
    JUST WONDERING WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
    (NOT TRYING TO KNOCK ANYBODY HERE ON GPA, BUT DON'T THEY KNOW THE VERY BEST NURSES, AREN'T ALWAYS THE ONES WITH A 4.0 GPA)
    I AM NOT GIVING UP. I AM RE-APPLYING, I AM AT THIS TIME RETAKING A FEW CLASSES I MADE A -C- IN ORDER TO BOOST THE GPA UP HIGHER,
    BUT IS IT RIGHT OR WRONG TO DENIE SOMEONE A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PERFECT? (4.0)
    ANY THOUGHTS, SUGGESTIONS, OTHER SCHOOLS TO TRY, WOULD SURELY BE APPRECIATED....
    OH YEAH!!! BY THE WAY I HAVE CHECKED OUT THIS SITE FOR AWHILE AND FINALLY REGISTERED, SO I AM A NEW MEMBER. [/QUOTE]
  6. by   rjflyn
    Just a thought.

    Look into Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. They only require a 2.0 grade point average. You do have to take a CQT test to get in. The program starts in June but last i knew you could get accepted up to the last moment.

    It is long and hard, only a total of maybe 6 weeks off the whole 2 years. You leave with an ADN. There are no prerequisite classes you have to take first they include them in the program which is 8 terms long- you can test for LPN half way through as well.


    RJ
  7. by   Tx-top nurse
    Quote from rjflyn
    Not to be rude to Tx-top nurse but fyi using all caps on the net is equal to yelling and so people consider that rude.
    rjflyn, Hi - I previously stated earlier on in the same thread that I was new to the forum and apologized if my caps offended anyone---
    At the time I wrote it I was unaware of caps symbolizing yelling in the forum so I guess my apologies go out to you as well..
  8. by   Tx-top nurse
    Quote from rjflyn
    Just a thought.

    Look into Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. They only require a 2.0 grade point average. You do have to take a CQT test to get in. The program starts in June but last i knew you could get accepted up to the last moment.

    It is long and hard, only a total of maybe 6 weeks off the whole 2 years. You leave with an ADN. There are no prerequisite classes you have to take first they include them in the program which is 8 terms long- you can test for LPN half way through as well.


    RJ
    Thanks for the advice.
  9. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    What is a person to do?

    Find a place where a LOTTERY system is how people are selected I guess??? (yes they do exist).

    Or just keep trying. I was turned down my first time applying, too. Don'tget discouraged and please don't type in all capital letters; it is considered shouting.

    I am sorry for your disappointement and anger. You need to cast a wider net and keep trying IF You want to be a nurse. Many of us were turned down multiple times before a program accepted us. You are NOT alone. DO NOT give up!!!!!
    SmilingBluEyes

    Are you saying that you had to apply to nursing school twice? (me being naive and still doing prereqs)

    I have wondered if that is something people have to do....and if you have to do that do they (ouch) make you pay those application fees again...
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes, I did have to apply twice, after failing to gain entry one year. It's not that uncommon to be turned down in some areas where there is SO much competition to get into nursing school. This is especially true in underserved rural areas, like where I lived at the time I took nurses' training.

    Fortunately, I am more than tenacious enough to go for what I want and NOT let failure stop me along the way. YOU need to be, too, because nursing school is just the beginning.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on May 4, '04
  11. by   nursemike
    Frankly, I think the whole process of getting into nursing school is enough to make you SHOUT. It is hard, but there is a logic to giving the limited spaces available to those most likely to complete the program. Here in WV, the ADN program I'm in is harder to get into than the University's BSN program, since a lot of us non-traditionals can't or don't want to do 4 years.
    If I were a Director of Admissions, I believe I would give points for persistence. When you do start a program, you'll need all the tenacity you can muster. I used to look at some of the nurses in my hospital and think, "If she can do it, I surely can." Now I think, "If she made it through nursing school, she must have something going for her." I definitely don't mean to scare you off, because it is worth it (Please, Lord, let it be worth it!) but getting in isn't the hardest part. This past semester has been brutal, but parts have also been fun, and overall it's good for the soul. Good luck and God bless.
    (Yes, it has occurred to me that I won't really get to the hard part until I'm out of school and on the floor. Aaaargh! What was I thinking? I must have been drunk or something. I say again, Aaaaargh!)
    Last edit by nursemike? on May 4, '04
  12. by   Tx-top nurse
    Thanks for the advice on this subject.
    does anyone know of any good nursing schools in Georgia?
    Just a thought.
  13. by   purseOnalityRN
    Quote from Kyriaka
    I think what you are running into is that there are only so many slots and so they go on the GPA.

    I am one of the 4.99+ people (103% GPA). However, I dont believe that the GPA is the most important thing.

    Even with my grades I have run into a problem...my ACT is too low!! And their are some schools that care more about your ACT than they care about a 103% GPA.

    You might be suprised however that some of the highest ranking schools (John Hopkins for example) care more about your ethics than a stupid standardized test. They care more about what volunteer work you have done and your leadership capabilities.

    You can tell a great deal about a school by their application. Do they want the opinion of your teachers? Do they ask what your ethics are? Do they want references?? Or do they just care about the ACT and/or your GPA?

    There are schools out there who look at the whole person. You may need to look at private schools.

    And a 3.8 is more than acceptable
    [/QUOTE]Hi! how is it possible to have 4.99+/103% GPA?? If someone could explain that to me, it would be greatly appreciated! I live up in Canada and here no such thing exists..that i've heard... Thanks!

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