Is anyone attending Suffolk Community College - page 3

I am doing my pre-reqs now and hope to get into the Fall 08 program. Any feedback whether positive or negative would be appreciated! TIA... Read More

  1. by   kskirk1021
    I am currently attending SCCC and I have the following grades...
    English - A
    Psych - B+
    A & P1 - B
    Taking A & P2 in Spring semester and planning on taking Micro in Fall semester

    I also have an A in Sociology.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do before I apply into the Nursing program. I would be applying for the Fall 2011 program. Should I take any of these classes over during the summer and fall?

    Thanks for any advice you can give.
  2. by   sofia2006
    if you have the time to take classes over, its always a good idea to try and get an A, from what I understand in the recent years they have been taking ppl with A's but with that said, Even they (advisement office) does not know what YOU would be up against what type of pool of applicant they get at the time one applies, its unpredictable!!! so,,,to raise your chances you always want to have the best grades in their 4 pre-req classes.
  3. by   Boggs417
    I have heard so many different things from so many different people. Honestly I believe no one knows because of the applicant pool of that year of applying. I know someone with a B in anatomys and got in. You don't have to get all A's in everything. There's no way everyone accepted has all A's this isn't Harvard lol. I know people with B's who have gotten in and people with A's who didn't. I guess it depends on your overall gpa, applicant pool and whatnot. I have worked pretty hard in my classes and feel pretty confident with my grades, considering I know someone who works at admissions at one of the nursing schools that will definitely help.

    Good luck to everyone and don't feel bad if you feel you must be a perfect 4.0 student.
  4. by   8PM%W
    Does anyone know if they give you a reason if you dont get in?
  5. by   sofia2006
    they will NOT give reason, but they will give you suggestions/recommendation to make your application strong, and if you get a nice person on the phone, they may tell you what the gpa cut off for that semester was.
  6. by   8PM%W
    Quote from Kamryn2007
    they will NOT give reason, but they will give you suggestions/recommendation to make your application strong, and if you get a nice person on the phone, they may tell you what the gpa cut off for that semester was.

    When you say GPA cutoff, they just measure the GPA for the pre reqs right? Not every class you ever took? Because I screwed around in suffolk when I first got out of HS, but I got 2 A's and 2 B+'s on my pre reqs so I'm hoping that they only go by those grades. I calculate a 3.6-3.7 with those grades.
  7. by   sofia2006
    yes from what they told me they only look at the gpa for your 4 pre-reqs, anatomy I and II and english 101, intro to psych.
    they also like to see you have already completed micro and have a grade, people who have the grade for micro are given prefrence over those who don't. but do to an info session or make an appt with an advisor, b/c things are always changing and you need to know the most up to date info, I applied this past september and got in, but declined it cause i got accepted to Stony brook.
  8. by   8PM%W
    Quote from Kamryn2007
    yes from what they told me they only look at the gpa for your 4 pre-reqs, anatomy I and II and english 101, intro to psych.
    they also like to see you have already completed micro and have a grade, people who have the grade for micro are given prefrence over those who don't. but do to an info session or make an appt with an advisor, b/c things are always changing and you need to know the most up to date info, I applied this past september and got in, but declined it cause i got accepted to Stony brook.
    When will they actually look at the application? I applied for fall 2010 but I'm starting micro next week so if they look at my application in May, then I will borderline have a grade, but if they look before then, they will only see I'm IN micro
  9. by   Boggs417
    RPMSteve......I see you have a lot of questions, I am pretty much at your level right now. I went to the nursing seminars and have emailed/spoken to the nursing dept on several occasions so if you have any other questions I might be able to help you with a few. I applied for Fall 2010 to Brentwood/Ammerman day programs. I feel your pain ha I think I am just as anxious and want some answers just like you and everyone else, however all we can do is just wait. We won't find out whether we got accepted or not until the end of May/possibly in some cases even the beginning of June! We pretty much have the same grades and I am taking Micro in Spring (next week) also. They start evaluating the applications the very end of January/beginning of february (thats about now!). Unfortunately by the time our Micro grades are in, they will have already made their decisions. Yes, they prefer Micro completed BEFORE applying, however in some cases you can definitely get in without Micro done before. I know several people who have gotten in, like us, not having Micro done prior to application. It all depends on the applicant pool. My neighbor had the following grades and got accepted into the nursing program last year:

    eng101-A
    Psych101- I believe a B.....not 100% sure though
    Anat. I-B
    Anat. II-A...this was after taking it twice
    Micro-C+


    Hope that helps.
  10. by   sofia2006
    All I have to say is take a deep breath and be patient!!!, sometimes they put people on a waiting list which means they wait even longer and you will NOT know when they will get to your application, trust me making yourself crazy is not worth it!!, I went through this last year with suffolk and stony brook, and i regret that was worrying for something that I had no control over. so take it from me, keep yourself busy, have another plan in case you don't get in and do your best in micro, and keep going, don't give up, the beauty of suffolk is they have so many programs and you can keep applying every semester. good luck!!!
  11. by   Boggs417
    Kamryn2007, I know you are absolutely right I tell myself that all the time, it just gets a little hard at times ha. Congratulations to you by the way for getting accepted! If you don't mind me asking, what were your grades in the pre-reqs? Do you know anything else about the waiting list deal? What made you choose SB over SCC and when did/do you start the program? What is SB's requirements? If you have any other advice or info you can inform me with I'd be more than happy to know!

    Thankyou
  12. by   sofia2006
    Quote from Russl66
    Kamryn2007, I know you are absolutely right I tell myself that all the time, it just gets a little hard at times ha. Congratulations to you by the way for getting accepted! If you don't mind me asking, what were your grades in the pre-reqs? Do you know anything else about the waiting list deal? What made you choose SB over SCC and when did/do you start the program? What is SB's requirements? If you have any other advice or info you can inform me with I'd be more than happy to know!

    Thankyou
    thanks russl66,
    i am not sure of your circumstances as to tell you which is a better option, but as for me, I am older and have had my college degree from stony brook already in pscyh, i thought that it did not matter for me to get a associate vs bachelor, but when it comes down to it, eventually you would want your bachelor or higher. MY grades were average in the pre-reqs I had A in psych, B in english, B in anatomy I and B+ in anatomy II, but suffolk and sb both put me on a waiting list,,, which was strange, b/c they are both so different, and the sb requirement in some ways is stricter, but in some ways are suffulk requirements were strict, anyway, they are both different, sb wants a lot of things, suffolk just wants the best grades in 4 pre-reqs. sb wants overall good applicant,,they are not stuck on the As in the pre-reqs. they want good letters of recommendation, good personal statement, VOLUNTEER WORK, preferably in more then one place,,,,hmm what else,,,oh and grades are also impt, they too like it if all your pre-reqs are DONE you have grades for them, hmm,, and the reality of it these days is that more and more hospitals want bachelor level nurses, the market really is bad right now for associate level, at this time, but this can change by time you and I graduate. I have just finished my first semester at stony brook and will start my second jan 25th,,its a great program, and I dont regret making the choice,,,, but again, I always recommend informations sessions, and stony brook has them every month, we also have a very active pre-nursing society who are very eager to help perspective students, so please head on over to stony brook, get to know the people, join an info session and join the pre-nursing society,,and it will not be a waste of time, I promise.
    good luck
  13. by   Boggs417
    Kamryn2007, I agree I think your choice for going to SB was a good route for you. My friend who was in my Anatomy class just got her acceptance letter into SB's accelerated BA to BS program starting for Fall2010. She was sort of in the same position as you and went back to become a nurse and got right in!
    As for me, I currently volunteer in the ER in a hospital. I chose to volunteer just to get some experience and get my feet wet and to see what goes on. I enjoy it, I've been doing in for about 3 months now. My grades in my pre-reqs are:

    A= Eng101
    B+=Psy101
    B+=A&P I **
    B+=A&P II **I was literally a point and a half away from getting an A in both anatomys!
    Micro= taking now, Spring 2010>>>shooting for that A!

    how do you think I stand?

    And when did you get your letter in the mail from Suffolk??


    If you know of anything else let me know.


    -Thankyou

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