Maintain a 3.0 or better in all general ed pre-reqs, best to have them all completed. Can't really say anything about the pre-gen instructors as I only took gen-bio and a communication class at the campus, all my other classes were taken at Inver-Hills. The program is tough but doable. Gotta stay on top of your readings and Power-points or you are so done. There is no lottery, reapply if you don't get in on your first app. I'm a LPN in the 3rd semester of the program, so I didn't go through the 1st year only a Bridge summer term and then directly into 3rd semester. Hope this helps. Good Luck.