I'm on the waiting list for Sincair & they just changed their policies, which kind of screwed me up ... but if you look at their nursing page, you can't even get on the waiting list until you take the PAX & finish all your first quarter Prereqs.
You're going to be in a similar boat as I am, because I started taking classes not worried about the PAX test, but apparently the classes don't do anything for your waitlist time, it's all based on your test date & then your classes. It's kind of confusing, because taking the pax just gives your waitlist a starting/priority date, but your not even officially on the list in the nursing department until you finish the first quarter of classes in addition to the test.
Take us for for example, I took my test last fall & I'm finishing up my last prereq now, so once I finish this class my file will be sent to the nursing department with the Fall 09 date. Say you were to take the PAX now, since you're already gotten your classes done, your file would be sent up to the nursing department automatically (once you met w. an advisor) and you would then be given a date of Winter 2010. If the waitlist is 2 years long, I would be accepted in Fall of 11, whereas you would be accepted 2012 (assuming it stayed at a 2 year length), because of when we took our test, not when we finished the classes.
Sinclair only admits about 80 students a quarter to the program. So each quarter they start at the top of the list & work their way down. As I explained above it's prioritized by PAX test date, but again a person's name isn't submitted to the nursing department until the 1st quarter of classes is complete.
I hope this all makes sense ... read the website it's all explained there as well. I started this thread to see how long the waitlist was, hoping that it would be shorter then the 2 years they told me, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I've even heard from people at school say that it's been know to take longer. Also with the economy apparently alot of people have taken the PAX and are finishing classes afterwards, to get the priorty placement & then taking their time, because even if it takes them 2 years to finish classes it doesn't matter they still get the priority once up there because of their test date.
In honestly it really doesn't seem fair, but they made it this way because people were cheating the system even worse before they made it this way & apparently they were letting people into the program taking up space when they weren't ready. So this is their way of trying to prohibit that.