MCC admission question - page 2

Greetings and salutations to all! Long time lurker, first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has been brought up before (I didn't see anything in my searches). I am apply for entrance... Read More

  1. by   giggy2
    Oh man, you guys are killing me.... :spin: I was so excited thinking I might get a sneak peak. Grrrr this is going to drive me nuts. I know my scores aren't high enough to get in, but I'd like to know where I ranked. Thanks for the input and reminding me of the next three months. :trout:

    I'm excited to start A&P (kind of). I wish they'd post who my instructor will be.

    Happy New Year! Be safe.

    P.S. Congrat's to you guys for getting in and I wish you both the best on your journey. It looks like a pretty tough schedule.
    Last edit by giggy2 on Dec 31, '07 : Reason: adding some info.
  2. by   giggy2
    Another thought....

    I've been told by supportive family members (yeah, that's sarcasm), that "it's not what I know, it's who I know", to get into the program. Is this true? Has anyone had any experience with floating around names? How can that be possible, there's no room on the application to even toss a name. I suppose it would help to have someone from a nursing dept. contact the head of nursing at MCC but that just seems wrong. I do know someone who was head of a nursing dept. at a local hospital for 25 years, should I be contacting her for a favor??? PM me if you want to..

    One more thing, if I have to hear 1 MORE PERSON tell me how "hard" it is to get in I'm going to :angryfire. Don't they think I've already figured that out.... I've stopped discussing my goals with people cause everyone's got an opinion...

    Sorry, just a vent without starting a new thread.
  3. by   Sugarcoma
    [quote=giggy2;2575475]Another thought....

    I've been told by supportive family members (yeah, that's sarcasm), that "it's not what I know, it's who I know", to get into the program. Is this true? Has anyone had any experience with floating around names? How can that be possible, there's no room on the application to even toss a name. I suppose it would help to have someone from a nursing dept. contact the head of nursing at MCC but that just seems wrong. I do know someone who was head of a nursing dept. at a local hospital for 25 years, should I be contacting her for a favor??? PM me if you want to..

    No, that is NOT true. I didn't know anyone and was admitted. Macombs admission goes solely by your ranking, if you do not rank high enough you don't get admitted period, unless you are an alternate and a spot becomes available. Macomb does not accept letters of recommendation etc. I can' t imagine anyone could get another person in and I have NEVER heard of anyone getting in this way. With as competitive as entrance is if anyone found out someone was admitted without ranking in the 125 accepted, there would be some serious complaints.
  4. by   giggy2
    Thanks Sugarcoma,

    I definitely wanted to believe the system was straight-up, but everyone was looking at me like I was stupid for not figuring it out for myself. And honestly, after a couple of glasses of wine, I began to second guess myself. :innerconf

    I read one of your previous posts regarding the A&P at MCC. I'm glad to see people like the instructors. I'm excited to take it and look forward to working hard to get my GPA up.

    Thanks for your reply. :icon_hug:
  5. by   NoviceRN10
    You'll be biting your nails by mid-March!

    Quote from giggy2
    Oh man, you guys are killing me.... :spin: I was so excited thinking I might get a sneak peak. Grrrr this is going to drive me nuts. I know my scores aren't high enough to get in, but I'd like to know where I ranked. Thanks for the input and reminding me of the next three months. :trout:

    I'm excited to start A&P (kind of). I wish they'd post who my instructor will be.

    Happy New Year! Be safe.

    P.S. Congrat's to you guys for getting in and I wish you both the best on your journey. It looks like a pretty tough schedule.
  6. by   NeverStar
    Any statistics on how many people generally are accepted but decide not to go through with it?
  7. by   Forester
    For the a and p professor -
    If it doesn't say what professor you have on the web advisor, you can also go onto the book store web site. When you put in your class and section number to get what books you need; you can see who you have by which books/notes you get. That's how I figured it out.
  8. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from Forester
    For the a and p professor -
    If it doesn't say what professor you have on the web advisor, you can also go onto the book store web site. When you put in your class and section number to get what books you need; you can see who you have by which books/notes you get. That's how I figured it out.

    I don't understand how that would work, all the A & P professors use the same text and objectives.
  9. by   Natebuckeye
    Quote from giggy2
    Another thought....

    I've been told by supportive family members (yeah, that's sarcasm), that "it's not what I know, it's who I know", to get into the program. Is this true? Has anyone had any experience with floating around names? How can that be possible, there's no room on the application to even toss a name. I suppose it would help to have someone from a nursing dept. contact the head of nursing at MCC but that just seems wrong. I do know someone who was head of a nursing dept. at a local hospital for 25 years, should I be contacting her for a favor??? PM me if you want to..

    One more thing, if I have to hear 1 MORE PERSON tell me how "hard" it is to get in I'm going to :angryfire. Don't they think I've already figured that out.... I've stopped discussing my goals with people cause everyone's got an opinion...

    Sorry, just a vent without starting a new thread.
    Wow, that line of thinking is depressing to me and I'm sure to anyone else who worked hard to get their Hesi score. "Floating Names" to get into Macomb's program? No one is more important than anyone else, and getting in is just as important to everyone else as it is to you. Because of the competitive nature of the program, if you get in, someone else does not. If you were to weasel your way in ahead of someone else who outperformed you that would be an embarrassment. Instead of looking for all the shortcuts, just do the work and try to earn your way in.
  10. by   giggy2
    forester: thank you! i appreciate your advice and will give it a try here in a minute. / tried and it didn't list it. phooey, oh well, i'm happy i was able to get a spot, so i won't complain.

    natebucks: i am so with you on this one and actually was quite offended by the comments of those around me. :smiley_abi gracefully backed off the subject and thought to myself....."gee, how the he!! would they know". sometimes it's just better to walk away than to bother arguing. but believe me, when i get that acceptance letter next year, i'll be doing the "told ya so" dance.
    Last edit by giggy2 on Jan 1, '08 : Reason: update info.
  11. by   Forester
    hmm... guess i was wrong about that one. sorry

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