Applying to UIC Nursing School for Fall 2013-- Help needed!

  1. Hello everyone!
    I currently attend a community college in the northwest suburbs and I'm planning to apply for the UIC nursing school this December for the following fall semester of 2013. I am a little worried just because every time I talk to someone about the program, they tell me how its almost impossible to get into. I understand the program looks at GPA, essays, and reccomendation letters. I have a 3.1-3.2 GPA, my writing skills (I'd say) are pretty good, and the two reccomendations I have in mind are going to help me a lot. I was just wondering, if there is anyone who HAS applied to UIC nursing school in the past, or if there is anyone who is planning to for the fall, do you guys have any extra information that might help me? This is one of my top schools, and I really would like to get in. If you can pass on any information it will help me greatly!
    Thank you so much!
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  3. by   ariba
    Well I was hoping someone would Reply to you bc that would help me too. I am in the same position as you. What school do you go to? I am in COD 4.0 gpa but I am going to be applying in like January ughhhh bc I need that last science class which I finish this semester. Do you know when they tell you if you got accepted? Have you applied yet?
  4. by   dg2011
    Im on the same boat as you guys! my gpa is a 3.5 and somehow i don't think thats high enough, i know my letters of rec are strong and so are my essays. I just finished my essays tonight but I'm nervous to submit them!And i think they tell you sometime around march or april if u got in or not from what I've heard
  5. by   bbcc
    Have you gotten actual admissions numbers vs application numbers? People have told me the UIC GEP program is "almost impossible" to get into, but they accept about 25% of applicants - which, while not easy, is a lot higher than the undergraduate college I went to, or most job prospects now a days. Finding out actual numbers might soothe your mind - not everyone considers the same rates as "easy" or "impossible," but knowing that 60% of applicants are accepted when in your head you think it's closer to 10% might help. (I don't know the BSN numbers, just GEP).