Quote from wilsonmd71
I think that from the classes that fulfilled their requirements I had a 4.0, but I do believe that 3.75 is absolutely competitive. And I know that many of my fellow classmates did not have perfect GPAs. Have you attended the session on how they determine your GPA? They select specific classes from your transcipts that fulfill their requirements and although I have had Bs in my college career, apparently those Bs were in classes that were not applicable to the prerequisites. There was a girl in that summer class at AACC who also had a very high GPA (it might have been a 4.0) who did not get in. I asked to see her essay and I believe this is what held her back. Plus she needed to have good references from people who would talk her up, people she knew from her current work. She had references from people she thought would look good, but those folks did not know her well and (I think) would not be able to give a personal feel to the recommendation. She refined her essay and by that I mean she rewrote it. I saw her in one of the open labs at the school of nursing a couple of months ago, so she eventually got in. Definitely have strong recommendations and a well written essay, they are considered. You can't control the group you are reviewed with, but you can control how your application and resume look. Good luck, maybe I'll see you in the halls.
What do you think was wrong with that essay? I ask because I just submitted my app to UMAB traditional BSN for Spring '06 - doing my prereqs at Howard CC - have a 4.0 in all courses. I'm sure my letters will be great, one from my microbiology teacher, one from my A&P II teacher, but now I'm worried about my essay. :uhoh21: