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I wanted to say hello to everyone applying to Spring 2011. When do you plan on handing in your application? I am so excited to be near the end of my perquisites. GOOD LUCK and I hope to see you all in the spring!!!
I am planning on applying for Spring 2011 as well. I will have everything done by Fall except A&PII. I am super nervous about TEAS, no idea what to expect! Guess I'll be taking that in July or August. They say the program is getting more and more competitive every semester because of so many people returning to school.
I applied for the Day program CCBC Essex to enter Spring 2011. I am taking the TEAS this summer. I have two more pre-reqs this summer, and Micro and AP2 in the Fall. My grades are really good, but I'm worried about the Fall credits not counting when I apply. The whole thing gives me a lot of stress. I was told we would know decisions by Thanksgiving. That's a long wait.
I'll be applying for Spring 2011 soon. I will have everything finished in August except for AP 2, which I'll be doing in the Fall. I do have a 4.0 but I am horrible at taking tests so I am really nervous about the TEAS. I know you have to have at least a 2.5 but I feel like a 4.0 could be common among students applying to the program and I just don't know how I am going to do with my final sciences. I heard there were over 500 applicants last semester...that's alot of competition. Anyone know the average GPA and TEAS score for applicants? I know someone that got accepted for Fall and they said the wait is HORRIBLE! I am also applying to U of M, Notre Dame and Towson since I have all of the other credits for the BSN satisfied but I am currently not working so I am trying to get through as quickly as possible so I'm not even sure that a BSN is possible for me unless I find a job that will work around school. I have heard so many horror stories about the program but that it's all worth it in the end b/c CCBC has has a 100% NCLEX pass rate for the last few semesters...eek!!!!!
Erika, a 4.0 is not common. Think about how many people got A's in your AP1. I doubt it was over 5.
Very good point! Everyone thinks you need a 4.0 or close to it to get in. If that is the case, I am out of luck. I have a 3.0. I was told by CCBC, they accepted students below a 3.0 this up coming fall. I am taking Micro and Psych 103 now. I am handing in my application tomorrow.
That's strange b/c I know someone w/ a 3.0 that got wait-listed. I don't know what her TEAS score was. Hearing that is what basically made me so nervous. I am going to get the study guide for the TEAS and get my transcripts together (I have transfer credits) and get my app completed by the end of the month. Good luck to everyone, hope to see you in class!!
I was told the response to application would be one of 4 things: yes, no, (accepted, rejected) or "contingent" on Fall grades, or wait list in case some one doesn't accept. Good luck to everybody. I am glad we have a group on here now.
I was admitted 3 times to CCBC 1 days Catonsville 2008 ; 1 Nights and weekends Essex 2009 ; 1 Nights and weekends special Franklin Square cohort group Essex for 2009 -- Work/financial issues have prevented me from completing a program. I expect to have all financial issues worked out for 1/11 semester and hope to go to UMD. But CCBC has an enviable pass rate (97-99% for past 3-4 years I believe dont have the MBON report in front of me now) producing 200 or so RNs yearly.
I ended up starting an accelerated program at Harford CC last summer instead of CCBC. I completed Funds N101 last summer with a "B" but could not work full time and complete the program. CCBC will not transfer any credits to the nursing program so I can either repeat Funds at the AA level or go for a BSN / CNL. I plan to stop work 1/11 and attend UMD SON
Regarding the CCBC admission process:
My understanding is the application is evaluated as follows (may note be precisely 1/3 should be able to confirm with advisor):
1/3 overall GPA
1/3 Prereq. GPA
Points granted for all completed prereqs. at time of application--non completed courses scored as a "0" for
TEAS test suggestion:
1) Get book - skim book / go over casually
2) Honestly identify weak areas (I had several, most of us likely have several rusty areas-- had been 25 years since I last took SAT) ---- Then go over in more detail
3) Simulate test conditions 40-50 min intervals(time test/ isolate in a quiet area/ break down questions by time upon starting -so you have adequate time)
Would suggest going through book simulating "Test environment" 2-3 times
(all sections so the test anxiety/ time management is no longer an issue)
Gwen Degner (Catonsville) was very helpful in clarifying requirements.