Questions about getting into cscc nursing program.

  1. I was wondering about Columbus State Community College (cscc) gpa requirement. They say the minimum gpa requirement is 2.6. But to be accepted do you have to have a higher one? I was also wondering about the nursing program. What is it like? I haven't really heard anything about it. I only have two classes I need to complete, but I have to wait until next time they accept applications to apply. Then wait a year if I get accepted. I would try another college, but I don't know of any other one. If anyone knows of another one without so much waiting please let me know. Thanks for any help or advice.
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  3. by   Esme12
    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    Your post was moved to Ohio nursing programs for best response.
  4. by   lnsjes
    Chamberlain does not have a waiting list, however it is a little pricey :/
  5. by   Betty 1
    Well I'm on financial aid and I don't know if I could cover all the cost with that or not. I don't know much about financial aid, but I can't afford much out of pocket costs. Do you know if Chamberlain is hard to get into? Thank you for your reply without waiting it might be worth checking into.
  6. by   lnsjes
    You know I don't know if it is hard or not. The one person I knew who did not get in had terrible high school grades and had previously dropped out of college. I think they look for an well balanced person, you have to meet with an advisor before they put your application before the admitting committee and I think it's almost sort of an interview to get a feel for you. I think if you have strong grades and do well on your entrance exam then you should be good to go. Luckily my parents are agreeing to help pay for it or there is no way my husband and I could afford for me to do it. I can't justify why it's so expensive but I do feel they have a good solid program.
  7. by   Betty 1
    Thank you for the information. That's great your parents are helping you. I'm kind of on my own paying for it my mom doesn't have the means to help me. I just don't like the waiting at the less expensive programs, but some really are expensive. I'll look into it and see which is best for me. Good luck to you.
  8. by   lnsjes
    I know it's like a catch 22, you have to pay more (it seems) to get into a program without a waitlist, or you wait and pay less money :/ Good luck to you as well!
  9. by   HeartNursing3
    CSCC's traditional program lets anyone and everyone in that meets the minimum requirements. Only the hybrid program is competitive admissions. I graduated from CSCC in December 2012 so PM me if you have any questions about the program.

    Applied July 2010. Admitted September 2010. Started March 2011. Graduated December 2012. I started in traditional and later switched to hybrid.
  10. by   Betty 1
    Yeah that's true. I've looked into several programs and it seems if you don't want to wait you have to pay more. Plus the less money ones are very competitive. I really don't like the thought of waiting, so I'm checking into other options. Thank you.
  11. by   Betty 1
    My other post was meant as a reply to Insjes I'm new to this site
    @HearNursing3 Well I ask about the program and I was told it was very ]competitive.I was told there were 425 applications given out for about 100 seats. (for this up coming application period for spring 2013) Students are ranked by GPA and their A2 Test scores. Additionally, those who have more classes done beyond the Admissions Criteria have a better chance. I'm a little worried with that many people applying I won't get in when I do apply. The online program is for those with bachelors degree's I don't have a previous degree. I'm not really sure how to do a PM as I said I'm new to the site sorry.
  12. by   lisalpetrie
    cscc has one of the best programs in the area and is definitely worth the wait! the faculty is very supportive and i'm sure you won't have much problem getting into the traditional track as long as you apply right when the application opens (within the first 15 minutes of it opening). let me know if you have more questions. i am a current student in the online track.
  13. by   Betty 1
    Thank you. I hear it is a good program, and money wise it probably would be the best one for me. Did you have to attend a nursing information session to obtain an application packet? And submit the written application packet during an application period or did they do it online when you applied? I know they did do them online but now I guess not.
  14. by   HeartNursing3
    It's a cheap program, but my hybrid class of Dec 2012 filed a formal report with the Ohio Board of Nursing because the program really is that bad. We graduated despite the faculty - they tried very hard to make sure we failed out. We rarely had PowerPoints. We never got new lectures (they were all years old). Faculty was no call no show to test reviews and then they eventually banned them all together. That's right - you're never allowed to know what you missed so you can learn from your mistakes but you better betcha those questions you missed will show up on the finals exam. It takes weeks to get email replies from them. I know the class that graduates in May 2013 is going to file a report as well. However, it's the only decent option in Columbus if you don't want to spend an insane amount of money and they still have a good reputation.