Could be nursing school reject w/4.00

  1. Hi,
    I am a student at a University in the state of Texas. I recently applied to one nursing school, with Bachelor's Programs the schools each require different classes. Anyway, I received a letter on Friday saying I was missing a class and was not eligible. I went to the admissions coordinator and spoke to her on Monday. She said that even though I exceed every requirement and should be on the very top of the list, I may be kept out of the program because a transcript for one three-credit-hour class reached the transcript office four days after the nursing application deadline. I sent for this transcript in December and it arrived in February.
    This is where my problem begins and I do not yet know where it all ends. The requirements for the program are: you must have at least a 3.00, have completed 36-48 hours and must have at least a C in all of the science classes. The student must be able to complete all the pre-nursing classes prior to the start of their clinical program, which for me would be August 2004.
    I have a 4.00, have completed 51 credit hours and I am taking a full 13 hours now and will have all the pre-nursing classes done in May. I was not aware that the transcript had arrived after the deadline but was never told either that if a transcript did not arrive for one class then I would be rejected. I do not have to have this class completed until August. If I would have taken it in the summer, it would fine, but since I already have taken it then I am on the brink of not getting in. According to the requirements, I have more than the required 36-48 hours needed to apply to the program. If they are worried about this statistics grade arriving four days late then they could simply not include it in my credits for the selection process. The admissions coordinator said she has to check some things out and is calling me back to reveal my fate today. I have worked so hard for this and I am not asking for anything that I don't deserve, I only want to get into the program. I have a 10k scholarship waiting on me and also I would have to spend even more money trying to finish the requirements for another school before the next class starts in January, not to mention I will lose 6months pay as a R.N. if I don't get in.
    Thanks for reading this,
    avery
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   MEL101
    Good grief! Politics!!? or dealing w the wrong person....take your situation to the Director/Manager/Supervisor or someone "higher up" for either clarification/justification or rectification (?)...heck, go to the President or whom ever...don't let some office boob kill your plan...Good luck!!
  4. by   avery
    I plan to meet with the Dean if the coordinator tells me today that I am not accepted. Thanks for your support.
    Avery
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Just remember, grades are not the only thing admissions staff review. Any extracuricular activities, volunteer work will also be viewed as having a well rounded candidate.
  6. by   avery
    Hi Karen,
    I understand what you are saying about grades not being the only thing but my school asks for nothing other on the application than your grades and as of right now, one has to have a 3.8 to be accepted. It is narrow-minded and grade driven




    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Just remember, grades are not the only thing admissions staff review. Any extracuricular activities, volunteer work will also be viewed as having a well rounded candidate.

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