Upset with Medgar Evers!

  1. I hate Medgar Evers College right about now!!

    I applied via the CUNY system, specified LPN, and waited, and waited, and waited for an admissions decision. Finally, I got one -- an acceptance! Silly me thought it was for the LPN program because well, that's what I applied for! So I waited some more for the rest of the information they said they would send via email and USPS, and I tried contacting them...and I called dozens of times, left half a dozen messages, emailed multiple times, and only actually talked to a person a handful of times, and most of those times, the people were rude and not at all helpful.

    Today, things were different. I called the department of nursing directly (again) and I spoke with someone who told me a very different story than anyone else. I hadn't been accepted into the LPN program because in order to even apply you have to have attended MEC for at least 1 semester. Um, what?? Absolutely nowhere does it say any of this! Not on the application, not on the website...and no one in admissions or advisement or the registrar seemed to catch on to it either!

    So now I've wasted almost 2 weeks planning on going to a school that has wasted my time and I only have about a week to try and get things in place for the other school I applied to (Trocaire College) which I am sure I got into the LPN program at. I have to get the paperwork done, buy whatever I need, find housing...all in a week!!

    I am beyond upset with MEC, but I guess I just have to move on, and people can use my story to gain insight, I hope.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   lovinglife2015
    The standard prerequisites need to be completed. I'Im sure it's stated on their website.
  4. by   SingDanceRunLife
    Quote from lovinglife2015
    The standard prerequisites need to be completed. I'Im sure it's stated on their website.
    It doesn't say. I've looked multiple times.

    As for the prerequisites, I am well beyond having fulfilled them. I am 3 credits away from a BA in psych, and before I was a psych major, I was a nursing major and I did one semester in a RN program.
  5. by   AspiringNurseMW
    I know that's a Pre reqs for their RN program, I didn't know it was for the LPN
  6. by   SingDanceRunLife
    I just wish it said it somewhere because I wasted time and money thinking I could get in when in reality I actually had no chance.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from SingDanceRunLife
    I am beyond upset with MEC, but I guess I just have to move on, and people can use my story to gain insight, I hope.
    Bureaucracies such as schools can be disorganized and coldly inefficient. I am sorry you went through this unnecessary ordeal. This will all be water under the bridge when you are working as a nurse several years from now. Good luck to you!
  8. by   SingDanceRunLife
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Bureaucracies such as schools can be disorganized and coldly inefficient. I am sorry you went through this unnecessary ordeal. This will all be water under the bridge when you are working as a nurse several years from now. Good luck to you!
    Thanks. I still have some hope for starting school this semester, and if that doesn't work, I can start in the summer for sure.
  9. by   lovinglife2015
    Sure is, at my school, anyway. Biology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II and a few other math, science and English classes need to be completed before even being considered for the LPN program. You also have to complete those classes with a 2.5 to apply for the LPN.

    https://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Co...mID=6442467889
  10. by   AspiringNurseMW
    Quote from lovinglife2015
    Sure is, at my school, anyway. Biology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II and a few other math, science and English classes need to be completed before even being considered for the LPN program. You also have to complete those classes with a 2.5 to apply for the LPN.

    https://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Co...mID=6442467889
    The issue is not which prerequisites are required. This particular school requires you to already be enrolled and have attended classes for a semester before APPLYING to the nursing program. In other words, they do not take transfers directly into the program
  11. by   SingDanceRunLife
    Quote from lovinglife2015
    Sure is, at my school, anyway. Biology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II and a few other math, science and English classes need to be completed before even being considered for the LPN program. You also have to complete those classes with a 2.5 to apply for the LPN.

    https://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Co...mID=6442467889
    All programs have prerequisites, but most of them say what they are and what is required for getting into the program. Medgar Evers doesn't say anytihng anywhere.

    Quote from AspiringNurseMW
    The issue is not which prerequisites are required. This particular school requires you to already be enrolled and have attended classes for a semester before APPLYING to the nursing program. In other words, they do not take transfers directly into the program
    Exactly.
  12. by   lovinglife2015
    You never called the Nursing dept and spoke directly with an advisor before or after applying? Surely, you would've been informed of transfer policy.
  13. by   SingDanceRunLife
    I did call, but no one ever told me. I wouldn't have even applied if they had.
  14. by   Lmomma
    How frustrating!! I'm sorry that's such a pain
    Why are you not continuing on your RN? I am in LPN program and have no intention of going for my RN, but since you did one semester I'm curious (sorry if that's too nosey)

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