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- by SMCCdude14 Jun 9, '11new to allnurses...Sup Y'all.....I have a few question, maybe someone else has been through a similar situation. I currently attend the major state University of my sate and over the last 3 years I have earned a really weak GPA, granted personal problems and other obstacles I have taken responsibilities for this. I would like to get my ADN and have decided to go to a Community college to do this. I called the admissions office and explained my situation in its, they told me that it was fine and they could by default just use my HS transcript and I would enter as a new student. This being said I know that financial aid doesn't work as simple as admissions so i called FA and told them what i was told in admissions and asked if i would need to submit any docs because i had previously received Aid but was trying to enter a new school as a Freshman. She informed me that it was fine and that i would only need to bring them my Unofficial transcripts so they can process my financial aid... After all of that i called the nursing department and explained to the Secretary what i was being told, then I asked if that would affect my admissions to the program in the future which she said it wouldn't because they only check with the Registrar's Office to see if there are transcripts on file when reviewing the application and since i will be submitting only HS transcripts, they only would review the ACT score and coursework completed at the current CC... Its like I believe it...but then again I don't I'm not sure what to do here if anyone has advice I'm open ears...
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- Jun 23, '11 by hannah87I'm not sure if my input will be helpful, but here's what I've got anyway:
I graduated from a major state university in 2009, but I'm a teacher so no jobs were available. I started in Fall 2010 at the community technical college (nursing pre-reqs) and though they transferred my credits, no actual GPA points transferred, so I started with a clean slate. I graduated with a 3.4 but since my actual grades did not transfer I now have a 4.0 because only the courses taken at the tech school have counted toward my GPA.
All that to say I would ask them if you could submit transcripts from your university as well, since it may not affect your GPA. If you didn't master the material it would be helpful to take them again, but if you earned credit in some classes I wouldn't want to do them over, especially if your school is like mine and your GPA starts over.
From my experience, the information you have been given is not too good to be true! I have also found that I much prefer the smaller class sizes and overall support from the teachers/professors at my technical college as opposed to the large classes/absent professors at the major university. I've been much more successful and more comfortable here--I hope that proves to be the case with you too!
- Jun 23, '11 by SMCCdude14Thanks Hannah87 that helped alot!
- Jun 24, '11 by •M♥J•I graduated from a university and they didn't just wipe the slate clean at my current CC. They took my pre-requisite GPA for the nursing program into account (some of the classes I did at the university) and just based it on that. Luckily I had gotten A's in those classes, because otherwise I probably wouldn't have made it in. Also, for financial aid they take into consideration ALL of your credits attempted, not just your CC credits. I am no longer eligible for aid because I have way too many credits across the board. If you need aid, you can do what I did and get in contact with a local hospital to see if they will sponsor you.
- Jun 24, '11 by queenjulieI'm in the same situation as MJ--I have two previous degrees from universities, and am now going back to nursing school at a community college due to lack of jobs in my field. My school did give me some credit for my previous coursework, and they included my GPA in my nursing school application. Also, I am not eligible for any financial aid because of my previous degrees (I ended up taking out a student loan to pay for school). It stinks. I hope you don't have to deal with that!