school changed it's mind

  1. I have completed 2 applications for next spring semester. I have to wait because I still need Chemistry and Sociology which I will be taking this fall. Since I have been looking at so many different schools as I wasn't sure if we were transferring or not, I called one of the schools to make sure that I don't need to have Developmental Psych. I got a call back saying I don't need it, but that my application is now no good. Even though I had been previously told in an information meeting that next spring is the last semester that people still in progress of taking prerequisites can apply for admission, I was told today that they changed their mind. Now, people have to wait to apply until they are completely done with their prereqs. What do they expect people to do, take all the required classes and then take totally extra classes for a whole semester just so they can have everything done before applying? Well, I thought I had 3 schools to apply to for next spring and now I am down to one. Fortunately, it is the one I think I have the best chance with as it is based on grades, application essay, and letters of reccommendation. I just wish I hadn't wasted the time and money applying to a school that I have no chance of being accepted. By the way, the third one also changed their mind in that the english class I have taken was enough and now isn't. I now need an upper level english class too. Anyways, I just had to vent a bit. I can't stand people who are so unreliable. I just want to get into a program and not have to worry about this whole application stuff anymore. Thanks for listening and say a prayer or cross your fingers that I get into the school I am applying for. I will find out in the end of November or early December. Nothing like a little waiting to drive up the stress level, huh? At least it will be better once classes start again in August and I will be busier so I will have less time to think about it.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   twarlik
    A school that I considered applying to had a similar policy. They require that you have all your pre-reqs completed before you even apply to the nursing program. In fact, the recommended schedule of classes they give students includes a semester of electives while you wait to learn about your admission to the nursing program. Seems like a waste of time to me.

    Good luck with your admissions. Hope everything works out.
  4. by   fnimat1
    Kimberly,
    I am sorry that these schools are giving you such a rough time. And they wonder why there is a nursing shortage...you have to go to hell and back to get prepared and/or accepted. Just think positive...I know you'll get in.


    Fatima (studying hard for my 2nd chance NET)
  5. by   kats
    Thanks for the support. I will just hope for the best for spring. If it doesn't happen, then I will just keep taking more prerequisites for the BSN program and then reapply for fall 2004. At least we have decided to stay here even after my hubby finishes shore duty so I don't have to worry about moving before finishing school.
  6. by   marilynmom
    Kimberly I think that is pretty common unfortunatly. That is how it is at the school I am in now just because there are so many apply for very few slots. I just continue to take BSN pre-reqs so none of my classes are a waste.

    Good luck and don't give up! I know it is frusterating

    M
  7. by   giftedRN
    I have completed all the prerequisites for the BSN and still I have to wait. There is nothing left for me to take in fall because i am done with my electives too. That is the way things go, we just have to hope and pray that things work out.

    God is able, just hang in there. I know what you are going through because I was very depressed when i was rejected.

    Good luck!

    Ann.
  8. by   tonicareer
    If you take all the prereqs and have to wait a long time to get into the actual nursing program the prereqs may time out or the nursing department may change its policies. They sure keep coming up with more medical assistant programs tho when they can't get nursing programs started.

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