Will I be accepted to Joliet Junior College?

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    English 101 B

    English 102 B

    Nutrition A

    Psychology B

    Psychology 2 (taking in the spring)

    Speech B


    Micro (not taken yet, dont need until 3rd semester of school)

    Bio 250 (taking in spring)

    Bio 251 (Taking next summer)

    If I can maintain a B in the science classes, do you think I will have a chance of getting into Joliet Junior College Fall 2012?

    I am going to hold off on taking the TEAS exam until my science classes are out of the way, I dont want to put too much pressure on myself, also I work 40hrs a week.
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    They're only going to look at your GPA for Eng 101, Psych 101, Psych 215, Heal 109 (nutrition), Bio 250, and Bio 251. You've got 2 Bs and 1 A with 3 classes left to take (though you can apply after you have Bio 250 done). I would really try your best to get an A in Psych 215 and Bio 250/251. If you do that, and do well on the TEAS, I'd say you're competitive. I got in without having Bio 251 completed, though I was enrolled in it when I applied. Since you have to have Bio 250 completed before you can apply, it looks like you're aiming for the August 2012 application period if you're not taking 250 until next spring. Did you take high school chemistry? If not, you also need Chem 100 completed before you can apply.

    The TEAS comes after you apply and JJC does a first screening of applications before sending out notices to register for a TEAS date. If you don't have the minimum prereqs done (Eng 101, Chem 100/high school chemistry, and Bio 250, COMPASS test and Math 090 or proficiency) they won't clear you to write the TEAS that application period. The admissions criteria and process can be found here: http://www.jjc.edu/admissions/Pages/...-criteria.aspx

    My best advice would be to make an appointment with a nursing advisor. Everyone I've dealt with in the Nursing department has bee wonderful. It breaks my heart that I won't be able to take my seat in the program this fall after working so hard to be accepted.
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    sorry to hear you were not accepted. Hopefully next time you will be! Thank you for your help. I guess I am freaking out because I dont want to waste my time taking classes, and then not gettting into the school. I am taking Chemistry in Aug. I hope Anatomy 250 is not as hard as some people say it is.

    Thank you for all of your help
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    Oh, I did get accepted - I just can't go. My husband took a job out of state and there is no way for me to stay here in Illinois and go to school. Sorry that I wasn't more clear.
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    Would it be possible to apply to the program if did not take bio 250 as of yet? I was thinking of applying for the Feb application and try to get in Fall 2012
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    Quote from Morribee
    T... JJC does a first screening of applications before sending out notices to register for a TEAS date. If you don't have the minimum prereqs done (Eng 101, Chem 100/high school chemistry, and Bio 250, COMPASS test and Math 090 or proficiency) they won't clear you to write the TEAS that application period. The admissions criteria and process can be found here: http://www.jjc.edu/admissions/Pages/...-criteria.aspx
    Just repeating what I said above. If you apply without having the compulsory prereqs done, your application will fail the prescreening and you won't even get to write the TEAS. They will not consider your application if those courses are not completed. Even if you're enrolled in Bio 250 at the time you apply, they will reject your application during prescreening. I know it's frustrating to have to wait, but the criteria for applying are very clear.
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    How long after initial application did you get notice to take the TEAS test? I'm just wondering for a timeline.

    Thanks!
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    I think it was a couple weeks after applying that I got the notice to sign up for the TEAS.

    Like Moribee said, only completed courses will count towards the requirements and what they look at. I had everything except Micro and BIO 251 done when I applied (was enrolled in BIO 251 at the time). I had mostly A's, and only a couple B's. My TEAS composite was high 80's (maybe 88 or 89) and I had a 92 in reading.

    I ended up being the 5th person on the waiting list and was called the first week of classes that a spot had opened for me.

    Good luck to all applying!


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