Fall 2011 ADN GTCC/FTCC - page 8

Hey, I was just wondering if there were any who will be applying for either GTCC or FTCC nursing program. I took and passed my TEAS exam this past friday and i'm sooo happy since it's one hurdle... Read More

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    I would go talk to the dept chair in person and see if she will sub the upper level courses for the lower level ones....seems like that makes sense - the 2 English classes and PSY courses should work, the only one I think they may want u to take specifically would be dev PSY unless u have something similar?? I was in the same situation with gtcc before I decided on ftcc and they were going to use my upper level computer courses for my outdated lower level courses on their pre-req list

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    zburke24, thanks for your input! That's exactly what I was thinking; hardly seems fair otherwise, right?
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    also, even if you are in the 70's points wise you can still do great on the TEAS and still be competitive as those who have points in the 80's, because they might get the required score but maybe not as high.. so stay positive.
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    Okay, I had a similar situation. I already have a B.S. in Psy, so you would think that I would not have to take PSY 101 (i.e. Freshman Psych, no matter how you label it). Well...I did. I also had to retake several other classes that were too old. I could have clepped (challenged) some classes, but therein lies the rub. If you clep a course that is on the points list, then you don't receive points for it.

    So the bottom line is that you will first have to get all your transcripts to Forsyth Tech AND they will have to be evaluated. You also will have to get your High School transcripts.

    Once they arrive, you can speak to an admissions counselor. Until those previous courses are evaluated though, you are pretty much stuck. You cannot even be admitted to the college until those transcripts arrive.

    The cut-off to apply to the Spring nursing program is Sep 29th. So to even be able to apply, you are going to have to hurry. http://www.forsythtech.edu/uploads/6...u-December.pdf

    Once your transcripts are evaluated, see what you still need to take. http://www.forsythtech.edu/uploads/d...ADN-packet.pdf

    I think what is really going to stop you at this point is that you also have to have your transcripts in before you can take the TEAS test (look at the Assoc Degree Nursing link above). At this point you most likely will not have time to sit for test before the Spring ADN applications are due.

    Your best bet is to probably get everything together and apply for next Fall; cut-off is Mar 1st. BUT, there is a down-side to that also. The classes that count for points must be completed before the ADN application is submitted. So even if you are taking the required Anatomy course in the Spring, those points still will not count towards your ranking. (Again, see the link above for a detailed explanation.)

    Finally, there is one more thing I would suggest. If you have been out of school for some time, I would take a biology refresher before attempting Anatomy or Physiology. I received very high marks in Bio and Chem 20 years ago. I fell flat on my face when I tried to jump right back into Physiology. I took BIO 094 at Forsyth before I attempted Anatomy again, and both classes were very easy to handle.
    Last edit by dghon on Aug 23, '11 : Reason: typo
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    How's things going? Everyone overwhelmed yet?
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    Could one of you please tell me if your acceptance letter had a range of numbers on it from what was accepted?

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