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I'm a recent UofT graduate with Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. (Hons))
I have decided to apply to a second entry nursing program but I'm worried whether or not I would get in due to a low cGPA. I have a 2.31 cGPA (due to some troubles in first year) but ever since then my annual GPA would improve.
I know the UofT nursing program is highly competitive so I was wondering what are my chances for other second entry programs (such as Humber or York)
Any additional advices would be greatly appreciated!
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- Aug 17, '10 by nervous88I also have a 90% average in High School so I don't mind applying to 4-year nursing programs as well, but if I would much prefer saving 2 years
- Aug 17, '10 by m_aidezI know that all of them are competitive. Do you have a lot of volunteer experience? Or have you worked in healthcare/medical field before? Did you do any extracurricular activities during your undergrad? EXPERIENCE is key. As to your low GPA, explain to them why it was low. If your marks improved throughout the year that's what they're looking for anyway--that you grew. Your grades are important but at the end of the day there's a lot of people with high, medium and low average; they want a good mix of people. Just because you earned top grades it doesn't necessarily mean you'll be a good nurse and I think Nursing schools understand that. I say apply to all of them.
- Aug 17, '10 by FN89hey,
ive gone through the process of submitting applications for different schools. this year applied to UT, ryerson, and YorkU. it was my second try for UT, i thought my avg was high enough so i gave it a try...but apparently not. lol i had a 3.4 and some volunteer experiences, but i think my application wasnt strong enough. UofT mainly look for people with an undergrad, strong references, and well as solid grades. if you hold an undergrad, and you have an A, chances are you would get accepted. but really, how many non-arts people graduate from UT with an A? lol
as for ryerson's 4-yr program, i think you would get in even with your low gpa. specially since youre a degree holder..it would probably be your best shot.
york requires a minimum of B- (i think). although your gpa might be a little too low, i think you should give york a shot. i know some people who had low GPAs but still got in the program. i actually end up choosing york and can't wait to get started. i should warn you though, yorku's admin isn't the best.
you might also want to apply to seneca-york program. i believe there's two options you can take: seneca at keele and seneca at king...either way, its a four year program where you spend your last two years at york.
good luck on your application process!