Bergen Community College Nursing Program Question - page 6

Last Thursday I was at the college for the purpose of collecting my Chemistry grade with some classmates. Apparently, there was a graduation ceremony for RN's going on that night as well, and my... Read More

  1. by   ukgirl7655
    I couldn't agree more peace333! I have already decided that if I don't get in in the fall I will just take more pre-req's and then aim for the evening program if possible. This waiting game is pretty old already tho....another month of this is for the birds!!!!!!!!
  2. by   peace333
    So, UK girl, from what you heard, it sounds like the range last year was from 80 and up on the HESI tests - again, just assuming, but it sounds like that was the range. We'll see what happens this time around - but fromwhat I'm reading, it sounds like the HESI is a bit harder than the Accuplacer.
  3. by   moojie
    I had Dr. Tscherne for Chem...

    And I have the same plan as you guys. I registered on the 19th for 6 classes in the fall in case I do not get in. I want to finish a liberal arts degree if I am not accepted and at the same time I will take the exam for the evening program. If anyone here has not already, see your counselors for a contingency plan. I found mine to be very helpful and creative in finding ways to get the classes I already took for this major into another one.

    UKGirl, congratulations! And TY for the reminder, I have to get my physical done as well
  4. by   ukgirl7655
    Well, that range was for the spring 2010 evening program...which I would think would be more competitive because of fewer spots available (I may have made that up tho, not sure if the evening program is any smaller or not!) but then again I bet there are fewer applicants to compete with. Ugh...IDK!!!!!! I have made myself crazy tryin to figure out the "formula" so I can hopefully feel a little bit better about my chances!!

    Do we know when the last day to take the test is?, a real deadline? I gues there are several deadlines depending on when you applied....
  5. by   ukgirl7655
    Man!!! I didn't think about scheduling classes for the fall as a back up...I only thought that it would be a great idea to take some if I didn't get in!! Haha!! Too many things goin on over here!! I need to do that!

    I have a BA in Communications and as it turns out *when* (WHEN!!! not IF!!) I get into the program I will only have to take something like 33-36 credits out of the 69 because of what carries over from my degree. And I actually need to look into another 2 classes that might also count (hoping I can convince them to "take another look" at my transcript ). When does registration for the fall cut off?? I need to schedule some classes as a contingency plan!!
  6. by   ukgirl7655
    And thank you for the congrats ;-)
  7. by   peace333
    Current students get first dibs at registration - but it has to be in person before general registration starts - not sure when that does but it's soon.

    Question for you guys - how do find an academic counselor? I'd love to talk to someone who can direct me toward the best classes to take if I don't get in for 2010. Thanks!
  8. by   moojie
    The last day was today, the 23rd. I read another thread that said the 25th, but according to the department, today was the last day. I think the initial intentions were to have "waves" of students take the exam, like those who applied early take it in the first wave, then another wave for those who applied after yadda yadda. BUT, there was that whole fiasco with Elsevier (joke of a company by the way). Apparently BCC wanted people to register within 7 days of receiving their emails, but Elsevier takes "3-5" business days to process these requests. Somewhere there was a miscommunication. I sent mine in two minutes after I got it in my inbox the very day it was sent, and on Friday they sent me an email asking me to specify the program, Nursing or Radiography(which I was NOT told to specify in the email). They then sent me another email saying that I would have to wait 3-5 business days AGAIN to be registered. So, that day I was back and forth on the phone with 2 secretaries who said they had gotten a few calls about this already. The whole mess was fixed by BCC "opening" all the dates to everyone regardless of how early they applied. PHEW!
  9. by   fishermanIV
    I don't know exactly when the cutoff date for the fall is, but anyone taking classes there right has early registration dates. ( I've already signed up for fall nursing level 3 and there are only a few seats left )If you play a sport you get first pickin's of everything. There has been a 17% increase in students since I started so classes are hard to get into, because everyone got there first..go online and see whats still available
  10. by   ukgirl7655
    Yall help me I have to pay tuition now for the gen ed (back-up) classes? I don't want to pay for them now if I will *hopefully* be accepted to nursing and have to change a bunch of classes!
  11. by   moojie
    UkGirl, NP! A wedding in Kentucky, how awesome!

    Peace333, I have heard some counselors are not helpful, but I think most students get upset when they tell them things they do not want to hear. I see Prof. Finney, the loveliest person I have met at Bergen thus far. She is very creative at making courses work for degrees in other majors and is a sweetheart to boot
  12. by   ukgirl7655
    That elsevier issue was a disaster! What a mess!! I didn't know it was a widespread thing, I just felt like the "Gods" were against me!! LOL!! I thought for sure Bergen was sabotaging me!
  13. by   moojie
    If you register now, the bill is due July something, I think the first. The later you register, the longer you have, but not by a lot. We should know by then anyway