I am in my last semester at ABAC. I am going through the bridge program and will be done in about 3 weeks. With regards to the GPA all I can say is that I had a 3.9 on my science cl assess, but I have spoke with individuals who only had a 2.9 and got in. It just depends on the number of students that apply and if you do the Generic (Basic program for individuals with no medical experience) or do the Bridge program (for LPN's, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Techs etc.)
I don't know much about the Generic program, but I know that the Bridge is hard, since we only go to school ONE day a week. So basically we sit all day long going over power points and then when we go home for the rest of the week; it is basically a self study time, though the instructors are available via phone or email. The tests are "unique". Each one is individually worded by the instructor that taught the class which can make for some interesting arguments after the tests. But it all depends on home much time you have to put into the study of each chapter. Bad thing for the bridge is that many of us are "older" and we have families and must work to pay the bills, which takes time away from studying.
Though ABAC does not have an entrance exam. . .they do have an EXIT EXAM
. This is not publicized a lot (don't know why). But if you do not pass the exit exam, you do not gradutae and if you don't graduate, you can't sit for NCLEX. You are given three attempts in the Bridge program. I was lucky and passed the first time. But I think that in our class of about 32 that maybe 5 did not pass, but I am sure that they will all do fine in a couple of weeks when they take it again. As ABAC is kind of backwards in this area. They teach a class to pass the HESI after the first test, not before.
Well I hope this helps and if you have any specific questions just ask.