Southeastern (SLU) Accelerated

  1. Any SLU Accelerated students out there? I have a few questions I am hoping you can help me with.
    1. What has the cutoff GPA been the past year for both the spring and May cohorts?
    2. What is the course load like?
    3. Does anyone make the commute from the NOLA area, is it manageable with the courseload?

    Any info will be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   HappyMurse
    @keylimesqueez hey, I just graduated the traditional track at SELU. I just wanted to warn you, the program is split between 2 campuses. Your first 2 semesters are in Hammond, and your last 3 are in Baton Rouge. Also, the accelerated track is a BEAST! Many of my closest friends went through it, and many switched to the traditional track after their first semester. Also, SELU now only looks at your cumulative for acceptance. They used to look at only the classes that counted toward your degree, but they changed that last semester. BUT, it's an amazing nursing program, so it's worth all the trouble!
  4. by   HappyMurse
    Wrote my last post in another thread before you posted the new thread...so to your questions.
    1. The GPA cutoff in the past for traditional had been around 3.3 - 3.4, but that was degree GPA, not cumulative. Call the nursing office, ask the secretary...she's very nice.
    2. The course load is tough at first, but gets better as you go along. Plus, it's a family oriented atmosphere, as in the nursing students are like family, so there's a GREAT support system.
    3. I graduated with someone from NOLA. They ended up getting an apartment in BR. BUT, I also graduated with a bunch from Covington who regularly made the drive to BR, which is close to the same drive as from NOLA. Your first semester is almost daily, but it is gradually reduced as you progress through the program. My last semester, I had 1 day on campus, and 2 days in the hospital. Oh, and they use hospitals in BR, Hammond, and the North Shore areas, so you can get a clinical closer to home.
    Hope this helps, and good luck!
  5. by   OnOn2NICU
    Thanks!
  6. by   OnOn2NICU
    Happymurse - When I contacted (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME - PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES IN YOUR PROGRAM PER TERMS OF SERVICE) today she told me the cumulative GPA was only calculated with nursing program coursework, so I am confused. I hope that is the case because I should have a decent chance, I think.
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 19, '14 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES IN YOUR PROGRAM PER TERMS OF SERVICE
  7. by   HappyMurse
    Hey Keylimesqueez. From what I understand it's a cumulative degree GPA. This means that only nursing degree classes are counted, but every grade is counted rather than just your last grade. It used to be that if for example, you took algebra and got a 'C' and later retook algebra and got a 'B', only the B was calculated into your GPA for acceptance...but now they would count BOTH grades. So it's still a degree GPA, but it's a cumulative degree GPA. If you get in, the program is hard, but it is SO worth all the work. Good luck!
  8. by   OnOn2NICU
    Oh, got it! That makes sense. In that case, I'll be hovering on the 3.2 edge :-/ (a pesky D and a C from eons ago) Do you know when they start accepting applications? 3.479 degree, 3.204 cum
    Last edit by OnOn2NICU on Jul 18, '14
  9. by   OnOn2NICU
    I'm enrolling in CHM107 (to sub for all the other chems that I took) and Psyc 204 for the fall)
  10. by   HappyMurse
    If your enrolling in those classes for the fall, you would be applying to get in the spring. I think they start accepting apps around the beginning of the semester, but I'm not too sure. But before you start that chemistry class, make sure your other chemistry classes won't work. Sometimes they can substitute one class for another if the classes are comparable. Like chem for science majors (I think at SELU it's chem 121 & 122 plus each lab) may sub for 107 since 107 is really just a chem review. Oh, and my advice would be to accept whatever school makes you an offer first. You don't want to miss a chance...they're all good schools.
  11. by   OnOn2NICU
    There were 4 chems that would sub for chem 107 (I have a bachelors in Chem) but I had a C in the first Chem and B in the second so if I ace chem107 my gpa will be stronger. This is what was recommended to me by dr creel. It's either grades for 121 and 122 plus labs or the single 107 grade.
  12. by   OnOn2NICU
    Sept 15 is the deadline. I have everything ready already. I'm gonna drop it off when I pick up my books
  13. by   HappyMurse
    Well, best of luck to you!

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