Georgia State University Pre-Nursing Students - page 6

Is anybody at GSU a pre-nursing major? Trying to get a group together so we can help and support each other throughout this horribly stressful process! I'm a junior at GSU, I am applying for... Read More

  1. by   JB13
    svictor1, did you apply to the ACE or the traditional, or both?
  2. by   hcs4291
    I have heard anything from anyone yet either... It's about that time for them to start mailing out decisions so it really should be anyday now... I try not to get my hopes up when I check the mail!For those of you who have been granted registration, make sure you have a plan B. I made this mistake already... I personally decided to double major in psychology because a lot of the core requirements match those for nursing... So don't just waste a complete semester on nothing! A psych minor is also very easy to achieve.
  3. by   JB13
    Quote from svictor1
    1. They give up to 12 points for grades (program GPA not overall)
    4.0+-12
    3.9-3.99-11 pts
    3.8-3.89-10 pts
    3.7-3.79-9 pts
    3.6-3.69-8 pts
    3.5-3.59-7 pts
    etc.

    2. Up to 10 points for TEAS
    95+ - 10 pts
    90-94 - 9 pts
    80-89 - 8 pts
    70-70 - 7 pts
    etc.

    3. Science GPA calculated by: 2 pts for every 'A' earned in a ascience course, 1 point for every 'B'. Add up the points then divide by how many science classes taken. For example, if someone's grades are A&P1-A (2 pts), Chem1-A (2 pts), Micro-A (2 pts) = 2+2+2 = 6 pts. Then 6 pts (divided by) 3 courses taken = 2 pts

    4. up to 1 pt for essay

    5. up to 1 pt for each recommendation for a total of 2 points.

    Im not sure if the # of points for the GPA is a maximum of 12 or 14 points but it doesnt matter, everyone's points would just have an extra 2, which won change how much more a person has than you. But you get my point. This just shows you how they break them apart.
    I found this in the other thread from GSU Fall 2012 applicants. As a matter of fact it was svictor1 that posted it I believe! I find it helpful so I reposted it!
  4. by   svictor1
    Oh cool! I remember that post! lol. Well My stats are 3.74 Program GPA, 95.0% TEAS, Micro-A, Chem1151/1152- both A, Anatomy1-A, Anatomy2- currently retaking. They also added a new volunteer section. I think you get an extra point for every volunteer position you had. I volunteered for many places but I was able to get signed forms from 3 of them. I applied for ACE & Trad! And yes, I have personally witnessed for 4 semesters in a row, that this is the week they send the first batch of letters out. People usually get their letters on Friday or Saturday. So im getting really nervous. But they send them out every week so dont freak out. No response is better than a rejection. It means you're still in the game and can get a miracle! lol
  5. by   hcs4291
    So I wonder if you did a "retake to replace" if you get a 1.5. I retook Bio1 and Bio2 and changed B's to A's. Also, what about A+'s? I worked my ass off for those! Surely they count for something.

    I really hope to hear something soon... trying to figure out a plan B schedule for next semester has been a nightmare.

    I have a 3.86 program GPA and 92 Teas. I also submitted about 7 volunteer forms and had 2 solid rec letters (one from a prof and one from an RN)... hopefully third time really is a charm!!!

    If you hear of anybody getting accepted let us know so we can start worrying even more! hahahah
  6. by   svictor1
    great stats hcs! You're going to get in! im almost sure. lol. And yeah, i heard they started a new repeat to replace system so anything taken twice would be averaged. So the Biol1 & 2 you retook would be a 3.5 for each of those classes and 4.0 in any A's you got the first time. Then they'll probably calculate the science average overall from those #'s.

    If this doesnt work out i'll probably change my major to psych and try to complete the pre-med sequences that I once started, while trying to re-apply. I need a miracle from God right now. I've been fasting & praying and its keeping me so calm. Calm enough not to stalk the nursing department every week. lol
  7. by   socialworknurse
    No letter today Do you know if they started using the repeat to replace for this round of applications? I have a 3.93 program and a 93.3 TEAS and a 3.9 science, but my program GPA would be lower since I retook stats and math if they consider an average. I haven't figured out what I'm going to do yet if I don't get in...probably apply to different programs for fall and/or switch to respiratory therapy.
  8. by   JB13
    With these stats, you should have no problem getting in...
  9. by   mimsks
    hi everyone!

    has anyone received their letters yet for spring 2013 ACE or Traditional? or know of anyone who has? crazy that it's almost NOVEMBER and the checking the mailbox keeps being a disappointment!
  10. by   amf7
    Hey Everyone -

    Where on the GSU website does it say that they are now looking at volunteer hours? Also, when you say you submitted volunteer forms, is this for a "one event" volunteer service or have you been volunteering regularly, say like once a week or so?

    I have a few things that I have volunteered for, but they were each just "one day" type events. I have to work full-time and I have been going to school at the same time, so it is really hard for me to get picked for a consistent volunteer position.

    Thanks!!
  11. by   GatorCaneNurse
    I dont think it was a requirement but just an added bonus to your application. But I know for mine I volunteered at two places regularly.
  12. by   JB13
    My volunteer experience was also a consistent thing. I went in and volunteered whenever I had time. I hope this helpful!

    Still nothing in the mail box here I guess no news is better than being rejected at this point!
  13. by   svictor1
    wow, im shocked that no one has received any type of letter yet. Probably because there are extra components to the application this semester so its taking them longer. I really wanna know what classes I'll be taking next semester. The wait continues....

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