I was planning on applying for the Spring 2014 semester, and an currently looking at getting things prepared to finalize enrollment for this summer and fall semester.
My biggest concern at this time is whether or not to commit to a summer class? I would be taking Microbiology (three nights a week from 5:30-9:50pm)
A bit of background: Although I am handling things well right now, and have my daughter full time (obviously) over the summer I will have my daughter, plus my THREE stepchildren, and a 2 year old boy (best friend's son that I have already commited to watching through the end of summer) I honestly really enjoy school in general! But I don't want to risk getting burnt out before I even get a chance to start nursing classes!
I've talked to my husband and other family, and they suggest that I take the summer off. However it's particularly stressful because of what it could mean. By not taking that particular class over the summer, I would lose the last science course pref. point. And if I made an A, it would bump my GPA to a 3.50 (which means I would lose the oppurtunity to earn that additional pref. point as well!) So it could make all the difference. I still need to take the TEAS - which I plan to do over the summer.
Hypothetically, I perform well on the TEAS (which I am sure I will -- I generally perform very well on standardized testing) I would be applying with 15 PP and 3.44 GPA. --or-- 17 PP 3.50 GPA. Obviously it could make a HUGE difference.
So what I would like to ask you -- if I decide on taking the summer class, is there anything that you could offer that would help me succeed?
If I don't take the class, I will still apply, but doubting that I get it.
If I applied for the Fall 2014, I understand that they are day classes. Is it possible to take the first semester in the day classes, and then start night classes the following spring?
Sorry if this is all over the place, I am just trying to take all the pros and cons.