Any other Schools like this??

  1. Hi All,

    I'm currently an "alternate" for the Fall Program at the only school I applied to and trying to remain hopeful. There are 3 CC's within driving distance of my home - I chose the one furthest away because they accepted courses I took at another college and honestly they were the nicest people to deal with out of the 3 schools. The other 2 wouldn't take my courses because I took them more than 5 years ago.

    Many of you have wisely suggested (in case I don't get in this year) that I finish getting all the co-reqs out of the way and then apply to several schools next year to increase my chances of getting a slot. I'm done with both english courses, algebra, psych, etc. I'm hoping to get a slot in "my schools" Summer A&P Course next week, but hear it fills up really fast. Figured I'd check out Summer Courses at the other 2 CC's in my area just in case. A woman at one of the other schools said yes they have A&P over the Summer but it's a "Restricted Course" and I couldn't take it or any other Course that's required and related to the Nursing Program.... She said I had to first attend their Orientation before anyone would even speak to me - next Orientation isn't until this Fall and they have a "waiting list" for the Orientation - what the heck?? Are any of your schools like this?? Pretty sure they couldn't make it anymore difficult to get in.. :angryfire

    So - as far as that school goes at least, it's a catch-22 thing. To stand a chance getting accepted for Fall 2005, you have to have all your co-reqs done, but you can't get them done there because they're restricted. The other of those 2 schools doesn't offer A&P during the Summer. Yesterday, I called every College and University in our area - only 2 that had A&P were private schools - the fee for the one course was $1,000.00 - way out of my reach..

    If I can't get into A&P, micro or any of the other co-reqs this Summer - when I go to reapply next year I still won't have these courses out of the way to up my chances of getting in. Good Grief - this couldn't be anymore FRUSTRATING... I'm assuming not all schools are like this since most of you seem to be working on your pre & co-reqs for school. I've heard some people take these courses on-line but wasn't sure if the schools would accept them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks, SusanNC
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  3. by   WickedRedRN
    Susan,

    (((HUGS))) I feel your pain and know the frustration you are going through. I can't really offer any advise here, other than tell you that, aggravating as it is, you will find the courses you need. Are online classes an option for you? I have taken a couple pre-reqs online, this is really nice during the summer.

    Best of luck to you and let us know how things turn out?
  4. by   need2be
    Hello, I also feel your pain, I applied to two cc. One of the cc I had been in the program 8 years ago but withdrew from it due to personal reasons. I got my " I am sorry letter " from both, but on monday the cc that I had previously been in called and asked me if I was still interested in the program. I told them yes and they said they had some available spots and they told me I would hear from them soon. Well I got my letter yesterday, and I am in. I also applied to a bsn program at a private college and got in, so maybe you may need to look at that option. It will cost more money but it will be worth it. As far as other schools accepting online courses call the college you want to transfer them to and ask for the person who handles transfers for the school. You tell them where and what you are going to take online and they will let you know if they will accept them. I know here in new york we have the suny learning network and from what I have heard most colleges will accept their course for transfer.
    Quote from SusanNC
    Hi All,

    I'm currently an "alternate" for the Fall Program at the only school I applied to and trying to remain hopeful. There are 3 CC's within driving distance of my home - I chose the one furthest away because they accepted courses I took at another college and honestly they were the nicest people to deal with out of the 3 schools. The other 2 wouldn't take my courses because I took them more than 5 years ago.

    Many of you have wisely suggested (in case I don't get in this year) that I finish getting all the co-reqs out of the way and then apply to several schools next year to increase my chances of getting a slot. I'm done with both english courses, algebra, psych, etc. I'm hoping to get a slot in "my schools" Summer A&P Course next week, but hear it fills up really fast. Figured I'd check out Summer Courses at the other 2 CC's in my area just in case. A woman at one of the other schools said yes they have A&P over the Summer but it's a "Restricted Course" and I couldn't take it or any other Course that's required and related to the Nursing Program.... She said I had to first attend their Orientation before anyone would even speak to me - next Orientation isn't until this Fall and they have a "waiting list" for the Orientation - what the heck?? Are any of your schools like this?? Pretty sure they couldn't make it anymore difficult to get in.. :angryfire

    So - as far as that school goes at least, it's a catch-22 thing. To stand a chance getting accepted for Fall 2005, you have to have all your co-reqs done, but you can't get them done there because they're restricted. The other of those 2 schools doesn't offer A&P during the Summer. Yesterday, I called every College and University in our area - only 2 that had A&P were private schools - the fee for the one course was $1,000.00 - way out of my reach..

    If I can't get into A&P, micro or any of the other co-reqs this Summer - when I go to reapply next year I still won't have these courses out of the way to up my chances of getting in. Good Grief - this couldn't be anymore FRUSTRATING... I'm assuming not all schools are like this since most of you seem to be working on your pre & co-reqs for school. I've heard some people take these courses on-line but wasn't sure if the schools would accept them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks, SusanNC

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