Anyone applying to El Centro or Brookhaven

  1. Just wondering if anyone here is applying to El Centro or Brookhaven this year?

    If so, did you take ONLY the pre-reqs or did you take the pre-reqs AND the General Req. classes?

    Also, does anyone know what the lowest GPA is that they are accepting?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I'll be finished with the pre-reqs and most of the General Req. classes but my GPA is about a 3.0. I'm wondering if I should take a couple of the classes over to try and get my GPA up a little.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

    Cheryl
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  3. by   Nikki730
    I was taking Micro last semester (at Northlake) and heard classmates talking, and they were quoting statistics for the people accepted by El Centro/Brookhaven for the Spring 04 semester. They said the lowest gpa for a person who got accepted (at both schools) was a 3.77(pre-req), and the gen. ed. lowest gpa (3.7?) for Brookhaven, and slightly lower for El Centro (3.64 I think). Statistics will vary by the year, and the gpa could drop slightly due to Northlake offering classes as well now (Brookhaven having its own program will create more seats). That's just a guess. Hope that gives you a general idea of the competition, and what path you can take to get where you need to be.

    Of course, all bets are off for acceptance in 2005, since they are now making people take the NET. (I've never taken this test). Don't know if they are going to make people submit recommendation letters or not. You'll want to visit the website and read in detail. I think you just have a certain minimum score on the NET, and the gpa game will remain the same, but I could be wrong. I hope you don't have to retake classes--I did and it's can be discouraging.

    I've already applied and the letters were supposed to be sent out April 15, so I'm about to drive over to my parents house to check the mail.

    Good luck with your classes and try not to get stressed out with finals...
    Last edit by Nikki730 on May 5, '04
  4. by   2005 Nurse
    Nikki pretty much has it covered!

    I applied for the January class and was not accepted I had a 3.67 GPA and had all of my Gen Ed complete except Micro and was in progress AP 2.

    My friend, is retaking AP 1 and is hoping to get in next January. I didn't here if she applied this semester.

    I also heard that the El Centro program was about to start requiring Spanish and Chemistry? Don't know about that yet, the info packs where not available online.

    I am dropping out of the rat race, when I didn't get accepted I decided against retaking AP 1 (The only class of 4 I got a B :angryfire ). It will take me the same amount of time to finish a BAchelors and ultimately become a RD (Registered Dietician), which I think is more up my ally anyway!
  5. by   camiluvsNURSING
    Hi Cheryl,
    I applied to Brookhaven last week for Fall, and a close fried of mine did too. She just called me today and told me she got into El Centro (but will be attending the satellite @ Northlake College).
    The min GPA for both schools was 3.77 and El Centro needed all 18 hours of support with GPA of 3.82, Northlake min 13 hours of support with a 3.52 GPA.
    So after that FYI, I decided instead of staring some new classes this summer I need to raise my GPA on the courses that I have already taken.
    I think considering the competitiveness of applying to schools in Dallas you'll be wasting your time If you don't!

    HOPE THIS HELPS!!!





    [QUOTE=Cheryle]Just wondering if anyone here is applying to El Centro or Brookhaven this year?
  6. by   Cheryle
    Thanks for the replies. That helps me alot in some decision making.

    Right now I'm struggling in A&P I to make a B. I've still got time to bring up my grade, but it's not going to be easy.

    I'm thinking alot of people are in for a rude awakening. There are so many people taking their classes and hoping for a "C". If they only knew!!!

    Thanks again everyone. Keep me posted with anything new you find out and I'll do that same.

    caminurse - I've got my fingers crossed that you get in!!!!!!!
  7. by   Ned the Red
    I met with an El Centro rep out at Northlake yesterday and here's the deal. They did base admission on your pre-req GPA but that's now changed. Now you need to take the NET test. THAT score is what they look at and they use the pre-req GPA as the tie breaker. So, if I get a 95 on the net and have a 2.7 GPA, and you get a 94 with a 3.7 GPA I get in first. Screwy, isn't it?

    Anyway, you can take the NET twice in any 12 month period. Don't know if they take the high score or the last score. It costs $19.00 to take it. So, I figure I got a B out of A&P (down at Mountain View) and to get my GPA up to that magic 3.77 I'd need to take A&P over and English comp and get an A in both. I think I'll go for the NET test.

    I should point out that this info is for El Centro and Northlake only - Brookhaven has a different deal.

    Cheryl, are you the same one that was in A&P with me at MV? Grades still aren't on the website!!

    Ned
    Last edit by Ned the Red on May 5, '04
  8. by   Cheryle
    Quote from Ned the Red
    I met with an El Centro rep out at Northlake yesterday and here's the deal. They did base admission on your pre-req GPA but that's now changed. Now you need to take the NET test. THAT score is what they look at and they use the pre-req GPA as the tie breaker. So, if I get a 95 on the net and have a 2.7 GPA, and you get a 94 with a 3.7 GPA I get in first. Screwy, isn't it?

    Anyway, you can take the NET twice in any 12 month period. Don't know if they take the high score or the last score. It costs $19.00 to take it. So, I figure I got a B out of A&P (down at Mountain View) and to get my GPA up to that magic 3.77 I'd need to take A&P over and English comp and get an A in both. I think I'll go for the NET test.

    I should point out that this info is for El Centro and Northlake only - Brookhaven has a different deal.

    Cheryl, are you the same one that was in A&P with me at MV? Grades still aren't on the website!!

    Ned
    Hi Ned,

    No, I haven't taken any classes at MV. I have taken most of my classes at Trinity Valley in Terrell. The reason is that they didn't require me to take all the prereq's to the classes since I am tasp exempt.

    I am so glad you told me about what you found out. I am finishing up my last pre-req (ENGL) online and was going to take two of my classes over to receive a better grade. I guess I should just take the NET test first and see how I do.

    I'm taking A&P I right now and I think I have a B, I'm still hoping for an A. My final is on Monday. My other grades so far are: PHYC - C,College Alg - C, ENGL - hopefully an A. I also have some of the General ED classes completed.

    When are you taking the NET? I have the study guide, but haven't looked through it much. Have you heard if the test is really hard?

    Good Luck to you!!!
  9. by   Ned the Red
    Cheryl,

    I don't think the material on the NET will be that tough. My understanding is that it's as much about being able to test well as it is the test itself. I plan to buy a book, though, and brush up on Algebra. I got an A in it but... that was 30 years ago!!

    A thought about A&P for you. The way they structure the classes in DCCCD is A&P I: Muscles, skeleton, nervous system - both A and P, then A&P II the rest of the body. I understand that at some schools A&P I is anatomy and II is physiology. So, make sure your A&P I was structured the same way or you'll be in for a rude awakening when you hit II at El Centro or Northlake. That's why I plan to take II this coming fall and get it out of the way.
  10. by   Spill
    I applied for Brookhaven Fall 06' , anyone else? Have you heard anything? How many points are most applicants competing with there?
  11. by   lexcourben
    Hi Spill,

    I applied to Brookhaven as well. I'm not holding out too much hope though. I've got a couple of backup plans just in case.

    The secretary said there were over 200 applications this year. They raised the number of seats from 30 to 40 so they'll pick 60 to do the interviews and pick 40 from that. I've heard of several people with 27 and 28 points. I guess we should be hearing something soon. Good luck to you.
  12. by   AllyRN82
    I got accepeted at El Centro this Spring ( this is my first semester) and the lowest GPA for prereqs was 4.0 with I think it was 11 support course hours with a 4.0. Northlake was prereqs I think was 4.0 or 3.77 (can't remember which) with 9 hours of support courses with a 2.9 or something like that.

    I wish you the best of luck! I wish I would have chosen Northlake because they seem to have better teachers this semester. El Centro is okay but it's soooo disorganized and none of the teachers really want to be there.

    Good luck to you!!!
  13. by   Spill
    Thanks lexcourben and good luck to you also!

    I'm a nervous wreck! I don't have near as many points, but I am hoping. If I don't get in this year, I will try again next year.

    My friend just graduated from brookhaven and she really enjoyed it.
  14. by   lexcourben
    Good luck to you, too!!!!

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