Many do not get in the first time......It really just depends on your school's policy. I was turned down my first time because I just did not have enough pre-reqs done. It is not the end of the world if you do not make it in right away although it may seem like it at the time. I have never heard of a school having a policy of limiting the number of times you can try to get in. Some schools will not allow you back if you fail out of their program but other than that I think you can keep trying to get in as long as you have the drive and will to keep trying!! I have now just finished my first year of official nursing school and will graduate in May 2005 (God Willing). Keep your grades up as high as you can and that will help you in your application process.....Best of luck to you!
May 29, '04
Just received rejection letter for the THIRD (!) time. :chuckle Oh it will happen to me prob. 2 or 3 more times they tell me! Unless you have mostly A's you go on the chron. list, which takes as long as it takes... what a drag. :uhoh21: In the mean time, i keep taking a class each semester to keep me fresh. Heather
May 29, '04
I didn't make it in the first time I applied. This time I went about it differently. I did have more of my pre-req's done, have a 3.9 GPA, but applied not only to the CC I was attending for General Studies, but to 5 other colleges as well. Even before I knew I was accepted, I made additional backup plans. I applied to an LPN program, and was in the process of applying to a Surgical Technician program. I found out I was accepted to one CC and one private college. I ended up choosing the private college because I can continue on their for my BSN and MSN if I choose, and they offered my a great transfer scholarship.
I don't think there is any limit to the number of times you can apply. It can get expensive with fees and such. Maybe talking to an admittance counselor at the school can give you some insight. I went about the application process on my own, and didn't know exactly what the school was looking for. I could have saved myself the $50 app fee if I had gone to one of the nursing application seminars my school offered.
Good luck! Don't give up!
May 29, '04
Well, I pretty much think I am going to get the letter in a few weeks from my first choice school. They had over 900 applicants with 450 that are viable and only 64 spots. I repeated Anatomy and Physiology because I was an immature student in undergrad. I think the repeat will cause me to get knocked out of the running for this fall.
I applied to 4 schools. Two out of state but have since decided to not attend. It is just too much to move myself and my son out of state . My second choice in-state school is really vague on when my start date would be. With so many applicants in the area schools, I would not be surprised if I have to wait till Fall 05 to start at the second choice school instead of being able to start this January.
I think the hardest part is having to accept the fact that I may not be starting school this fall and I will have to wait till at least fall 05 to start...
Persistence pays off, right????? :uhoh21:
May 30, '04
Both of my sisters were turned down. But that is not going to stop them. They will take the basic classes and try again next year. So even though I did not get turned down myself in a way I did. Because the three of us began this journey together. Best of Luck and never give up on your dreams.