I feel all of your frustration. This will be my THIRD year applying to the nursing program at Truman College (I didn't apply last year because I was pregnant). The first year I applied it was a lottery system that didn't take into account anyone's GPA, but I wasn't accepted. The second year they made it a point system, and even though I was enrolled in Bio 227 and Micro 233 that Spring, they didn't take that into account and said that I didn't have enough classes. Mind you, during this year I was doing student work study in the Dean of Instruction's office. I saw first hand how disorganized the entire application process was. Although I helped put information packets together, hosted over five Nursing Orientation Sessions, and helped out in the Nursing Dept. on a regular basis I still received a letter of rejection signed by my own boss!
Last year I didn't apply because of my pregnancy, but many of my friends did. Everyone applying was told that the point system would utilized again. When the acceptance and rejection letters went out it turned out that CCC had disregarded the point system, and based their acceptances purely on GPA. This sent me into a fit, because the three years I had been finishing off my pre-reqs for Nursing I had been concurrently taking classes that I didn't need for the Nursing program (like English 102, Spanish 101, and Spanish 102) to fill out my schedule. I knew the science courses were the ones that the Nursing dept. looked at, so I half assed the classes that I didn't need in order to make good grades in the ones that I did and ended up with C's in those three classes. Also, I had to take Math 98 & 99 (adds up to 9 Credit hours for both classes), who were both taught by HORRIBLE professors, so I made C's in both those classes (but I made a B in Math 128). Those 5 C's brought my accumulative GPA to 2.79, which didn't matter the prior years, but now since that's one of the main things that they look at it made it detrimental to my acceptance. So I spent the entire summer and fall semesters RE-TAKING classes that I don't need to get A's and bring up that dirty little GPA to a 3.14. Now I'm hearing that they won't even look at anyone with less than a 3.2?!?! That, my friends, is a load of crap.
Especially because I scored advanced placement of 78 on the TEAS exam. If I don't get in this semester (and I have been going crazy these last two months with anticipation), then my Bio 120 will be too old to count for the following year & I'll have to re-take that!
I've put so much time, money, and work into this. Please CCC, respect my time and send the emails when you say you will. If you do get accepted you are expected to have a full physical and drug test completed by June 1, but if we don't receive a response until "sometime in the beginning of May" as I was told by Venisha in the nursing department at Truman today, then how are we expected to complete this in time? After hearing May I was quick to get on the phone to Dr. Gurney. She told me that hopefully by this evening we would receive responses. They are having trouble with the transcripts. Thing is, I've taken ALL my classes at Truman, so I'm in their system, so just let me know dammit!!!! Well, It's 7pm and unless the district office downtown is burning the midnight oil, then there is no way that we will receive responses today. I'm just tired of the wait and frustration, but if I get in it will all be worth it, and if not, then BLAH!!!!!!!!! Good luck to you all, and I sincerely hope that when the Fall 2012 semester rolls around we will all be sitting pretty in Nursing Fundamentals at the City College of our choice.