Puerto Rico school feedback - thread #2 - page 14

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    ok cool. Was the nursing program real competitive?
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    Quote from RosinaG
    ok cool. Was the nursing program real competitive?
    Ha!! Competitive? No way. As long as you have a 2.5 GPA you are totally fine.
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Thanks so much  worldtraveling for the info!!!! I was previously in a nursing program so I have most of my general ed classes done. So I would for sure have to start in Aug?
    Yes, more than likely, if you don't need gen eds - you will have to start in August.
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Thanks so much Istsmile!!!!! That definitely was a lot of help. So I think I am pretty sure I will come visit Jan 10th. They didn't say anything about an entrance exam but I just wanted to make sure was it hard to start in February for you? when are you done?

    Thanks again Rosa
    Hey Rosa,
    Good luck on your visit.

    Like Yogi said, I did gen eds online from home and started my nursing courses in August. I'll be done May 2014. Doing the gen eds from home was a bit of a headache but it saved me a lot of money on room and board - so can't complain.
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    I went to 3 different colleges how do they get the GPA out of that? They also asked me to send class discriptions on the classes I wanted to transfer. Are those the only ones that count in the GPA?
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    Hey Thanks! do u recommend me bring anything besides all my paper work?
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    Quote from RosinaG
    I went to 3 different colleges how do they get the GPA out of that? They also asked me to send class discriptions on the classes I wanted to transfer. Are those the only ones that count in the GPA?
    I had a 3.35 from my first Bachelors. I did send them, like I do every other school, my transcripts for ALL schools. Including 2 different times where I did study abroad in France. I probably didn't need to send all those but I did.

    I am an older student so I started my college classes over 20 years ago. I told them there was no way possible I could get class descriptions for these classes that have completely different names. There was no internet back then. It was absurd. I told them it was absurd and they dropped it. Most people in my class were not required to give class descriptions but we started August 2010 and things have changed a bit. I mean they did ask for them but we all protested and they gave up. You will find that is very common in PR. If they want something ridiculous just protest and they will probably drop it.
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Hey Thanks! do u recommend me bring anything besides all my paper work?
    FYI I suggest you start your Hep B series now. It is 3 shots. You get the 1st shot, wait one month for the 2nd shot and then wait 6 months for the 3rd shot and it is valid for 10 years. I know this was not your question but any nursing school will require this and maybe you have it but if you don't I would start now.

    I can't think of anything. I brought things like my birth cert but I don't know if I needed it.
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    Quote from RosinaG
    I went to 3 different colleges how do they get the GPA out of that? They also asked me to send class discriptions on the classes I wanted to transfer. Are those the only ones that count in the GPA?
    I attended multiple colleges (in regards to Gen Eds). They used the University that I last attended that they Transferred credits from. I remember asking Admissions about that as well. So I can't tell you their science about it. They took the GPA directly from the transcript - no calculations - but this was Feb 2012 - the following trimester the new Director was in place - so I'm not sure how they do it now. If your GPA is above the current min - which someone mentioned was 2.5 then you should be ok. They did ask me for class descriptions, but only for the classes that they weren't sure about giving me credits for. I would go ahead and bring them - they are in your course catalog from every uni. You can download them usually and print the pages relevant to your transferable courses.
    GPA includes the last GPA recorded on my transcript - so I'm assuming its the same for you. I attended a Uni after the one they took the GPA from where I had a higher GPA but they didn't care - so I'm guessing they based it on the transferred credit/school.
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Hey Thanks! do u recommend me bring anything besides all my paper work?
    To be on the safe side, I would bring in your transcripts officially sealed with you by hand - even though I had sent everything in - they were missing all my official transcripts - so I luckily had the sealed envelopes with me and just turned them in to admissions.

    Also, bring all the paperwork they requested - shots, birth cert, social security card... driver's licence... that way you're not screwed b/c you forgot one piece of evidence.

    Hope that helps.


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