Yesterday I attended Rutgers informational session and guests were told that unlike other nursing schools in NJ and elsewhere, they heavily look at one's academic record to determine admittance. They also relayed that for this upcoming admission cycle, applicants are required to have at least a 3.3 GPA in their undergraduate degree.
I would love to hear from current or former Rutgers ABSN students/alum on the types of GPAs and majors they had that resulted in their admittance to the program. Seeing how the school does not require personal statements or letters or recommendation, I assume most acceptance applicants into the program had extremely good grades? Would anyone know if they weigh prerequisite classes any differently from courses taken in undergrad?
Quote from chiasmus100
Ok, favoritism is defined as giving unfair preferential treatment to a group or person. Admittance based upon high GPA is not favoritism since GPA is a legitimate criteria for evaluating applicants therefore seeking high GPAs is not unfair.
If they do not favor Rutgers grads why did the rep from RU nursing say they did and why does the poster before you say they stated they did at the information session.
What RU rep said that they did?? Did you speak to an RU rep or are you relying on hearsay ?
I can only speak on what I heard the day I attended the informational session on RU's ABSN program. Favoritism/preference is given to students with higher GPAs and strong grades (B or better) in the science classes. The end.
And I neither need nor requested the definition of "favoritism". Rutgers, unlike other schools in the area SOLELY rely on GPA as criteria for evaluating an applicant, which, IMHO, should not be the only criterion in selecting applicants. Personal statements, work experience, and where you graduate from need not matter for Rutgers.
I hope this clarifies things, and if it doesn't, consider contacting Rutgers for more information.
You're very much welcomed.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Oct 17, '12
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