Applying before science prereqs are done?

  1. I just successfuly completed A&P I (got an A, yay!!). I would like to apply to BSN programs, all of which require A&P I and II, Micro and usually another science sequence (ie Bio I and II, or Chem I&II or Physics). I have most of the general ed stuff done, I mainly just need to finish the sciences and Human Growth & Developmt. I'm curious as to how many of you applied and were accepted to nursing programs before you had finished all of your science prereqs. A guy in my class said he knew a couple of people who had done this and were accepted, and I remember reading about a girl on here who said she had only taken one class (A&P I) and been accepted. I know that the caveat is that you probably need to be done with everything before nursing school starts, but I'd like to hear your take on it. Is it wise to start applying before all of my science prereqs are done? Will it help me or hurt me?
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  3. by   Mossback
    Out here in California, very few schools are admitting students with "in progress" pre-reqs. There are just too many candidates who have everything done. Several schools will accept applications from students who are still taking their pre-reqs, but I don't know of anyone who has been accepted without the full slate of pre-reqs being completed.

    On the other hand, it never hurts to apply...
  4. by   swimmomga
    My daughter was enrolled in 2 science classes and still had to complete her final chem class and micro lab, which she is doing this summer, and was admitted to nursing for the upcoming fall semester