Problem getting into school

  1. I'm currently at community college and would like to transfer to Thomas Jefferson Univ. My problem is the first 2 years of college I pretty much failed out. I took time off and have since gone back and retaken all of my classes and now have about a 3.8gpa. However, I met with someone at jefferson and they said the old grades would be added on to my gpa even though i retook them making it about a 2.2 which I could never get into the college with. I will be doing a board review trying to explain the situation but any help you guys might have would be amazing! Also does the fact that I am a guy help me get into the school at all? People have said it would but I just wanna know if its got any truth behind it.. Thanks for your time guys!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Hi. I'm going to move this over to the student forum. Perhaps someone who has been through similar experiences getting in school can advise you.

    Good luck to you.
  4. by   caliotter3
    School power structures are usually unmoving. You most likely will have to search for a more forgiving school. Good luck to you and hope you are lucky with your effort and get into your first choice school. Being a male will not necessarily be for or against you. I don't think anyone would be willing to tell you if it were a factor for fear of being accused of discrimination. I believe your past grade situation is more of a deciding factor in your case. Again, good luck.
  5. by   Italia13 RN
    I dont understand, if you took the classes over and did well in them why they would look at what you got in them previously. I thought that was the whole point of takin those classes over again to replace the bad grade with a better one. I go to Jeff, and I know they are RUTHLESS! not to discourage you, but I would definitely fight that and stand up for yourself, do not back down! Good Luck!
  6. by   CRNA2011-2b
    Quote from Italia13
    I dont understand, if you took the classes over and did well in them why they would look at what you got in them previously. I thought that was the whole point of takin those classes over again to replace the bad grade with a better one. I go to Jeff, and I know they are RUTHLESS! not to discourage you, but I would definitely fight that and stand up for yourself, do not back down! Good Luck!

    Trust me I thought the same thing.. but I had a meeting with someone and said otherwise. I'm gonna give it everything I got, I have great grades now, My boss is going to write an awesome letter for me along with my teachers. I just have to hope they are understanding that I am a totally dif person. My girlfriend's friend's step dad is on the board and I'm pretty sure he is going to kinda push my apt for me which is great I just hope its enough! Thanks for your help! anyone else ever been in my shoes???
  7. by   mixyRN
    Quote from CRNA2011-2b
    Trust me I thought the same thing.. but I had a meeting with someone and said otherwise. I'm gonna give it everything I got, I have great grades now, My boss is going to write an awesome letter for me along with my teachers. I just have to hope they are understanding that I am a totally dif person. My girlfriend's friend's step dad is on the board and I'm pretty sure he is going to kinda push my apt for me which is great I just hope its enough! Thanks for your help! anyone else ever been in my shoes???
    YES, I have been in your shoes! I have very poor transcripts from courses I took over 10 years ago. Lots of W's and F's but I went back to school in 2006 and earned straight A's in co-req's for the nursing program I applied to. I thought my chances were slim, but I did get accepted into the program and I graduate Dec 2008! :spin:
    Keep your options open and apply to as many programs as you can. There are some out there willing to give students a 2nd chance...Good Luck!
  8. by   shock-me-sane
    I had horrid grades from a few years ago. I applied to a program after a great improvement (3.67 in pre-reqs). I got accepted into the program on my first try (even though my cumulative was around a 3.0) because my school only looked at pre-req grades. So it is possible, just maybe look at a school that is mainly concerned with pre-req gpa and not cumulative.

    ps- my prior gpa before returning to school was a 1.something, you can do it and succeed! I graduate in June!
  9. by   bunkindoodle
    By Thomas Jefferson University, I'm assuming you are in the Philadelphia area. Have you ever thought of going to Frankford Hospital School of Nursing? They have an excellent nursing program and you can get your ADN from Penn State-Abington and then matriculate into Thomas Jefferson's BSN program. After being rejected for 3 years at the community college in Bucks County...it was a breath of fresh air to know that grades counted for more than the time I spent at their "prestigous" community college.

    Kenny(also a male)
  10. by   CRNA2011-2b
    Quote from bunkindoodle
    By Thomas Jefferson University, I'm assuming you are in the Philadelphia area. Have you ever thought of going to Frankford Hospital School of Nursing? They have an excellent nursing program and you can get your ADN from Penn State-Abington and then matriculate into Thomas Jefferson's BSN program. After being rejected for 3 years at the community college in Bucks County...it was a breath of fresh air to know that grades counted for more than the time I spent at their "prestigous" community college.

    Kenny(also a male)

    yup south jersey.. I would really rather not spend any more time then I need to. I'm 23 now which yes is still young but getting into a prelicensure BSN program would save me so much time vs any other way of doing it. I'm very glad to hear people in my shoes have been able to get where they wanted to go! Hopefully jefferson realizes my gpa I have since I started school back up is what matters and not the one from years ago. It will be a few months but I will keep you guys updated

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