TWU Fall 2017 Nursing Applicants - page 2

Hi all, I've decided to go ahead and start this thread for those who are in the process of applying for the HIGHLY COMPETITIVE nursing program at TWU (FALL 2017) Feel free to share your STATS,... Read More

  1. by   mn2016
    Hi all, I just applied to TWU Dallas (last week,) and these are my stats as follows: Nursing core gpa- 3.8
    TEAS score:
    Overall- 86
    Math- 84
    Science- 93
    Reading- 85
    English- 79

    Also after calculating my gpa from the worksheet twu provides us with, I saw that I have a total of 62.33 points which gives me TWU preference (no clue what this means honestly)

    Anyways hoping these scores are good enough to get me into Dallas, as I know they are super competitive. Goodluck to you all!
  2. by   Ronilc09
    Hello everyone!! My name is Veronica.
    I also submitted my application in December. I'm very nervous as i was reading through some past forums and i saw some people get wait-listed with slightly better stats than me. But i believe it all depends on the season and how competitive that particular semester is.
    Don't have the exact stats in from of me right now but my nursing core and prereq GPAs are in the 3.6-3.8 range. And I scored a 83 overall on the TEAS (Reading- 83%, Math- 93.8%, Science- 74.5%, English- 79.2%). That put me in the 92nd percentile which i thought was pretty good, but i'm a little worried it's not enough.

    I considered re taking the TEAS bc one girl with similar GPA and a TEAS score of 85 was wait-listed last year and that makes me very nervous. TWU is pretty much my only option bc they have the weekend evening program and i work full time as an insurance agent. I can't wait until March to find out and I'm keeping my fingers crossed! best of luck to everyone!
    Last edit by Ronilc09 on Jan 11
  3. by   Ronilc09
    wow! i a 93 in science?!
    I worked my butt off on the science prereqs and got an A in every class but nutrition and i still barely passed the science part which brought my score down to an 83 overall. If you don't mind me asking, what as your science portion like? I didn't have a single earth science question, and about 80% of that section was really tough, really detailed anatomy and physiology questions. I couldn't believe how hard it was! and that was after using the TEAS study guide and several practice tests. What did you study with?!
  4. by   wickedstar21
    Hello everyone!

    I am applying for Houston TWU. This are my score for Fall 2017

    Nursing Core gpa: 3.72
    TEAS:80% over all

    1. Reading 80.9
    2. Science 80.9
    3. Math 84.4
    4. English 75


    Also Prior Bachelor


    I was very upset about my TEAS score (I took it yesterday). I am considering retaking it. I only studied for 2 weeks. What
    do you guys think? *although my brain hurts*
  5. by   pappa22v
    WHat are your total points on the GPA worksheet? Input these grades and see what your points total is.

    Also which campus are you applying to?
  6. by   wickedstar21
    @pappa22v

    I am applying to Houston. Points? it says 52 but when i input my scores it
    doesn't change. Where it says By Exam it says 0. Not sure what i am doing wrong.
  7. by   pappa22v
    By Exam means if you have gotten course credit by a CLEP exam.

    You put all of your scores in and then it did not change? You have to fill out the whole little TEAS section. Also, make sure you are inputting the correct column one is for courses taken at TWU and one is for those transferred in. It sounds to me like you have done everything correctly. Since they use a rank system, I have heard of much lower points values being accepted. I would not worry. My scores were comparable to yours, and I have 51.79 points. It isn't worth the stress or money for me to retake the exam. And, I feel confident in my points total.
  8. by   Divine___17
    Quote from wickedstar21
    Hello everyone!

    I am applying for Houston TWU. This are my score for Fall 2017

    Nursing Core gpa: 3.72
    TEAS:80% over all

    1. Reading 80.9
    2. Science 80.9
    3. Math 84.4
    4. English 75


    Also Prior Bachelor


    I was very upset about my TEAS score (I took it yesterday). I am considering retaking it. I only studied for 2 weeks. What
    do you guys think? *although my brain hurts*

    Your stats are good. I would only retake it if I knew for a FACT that i would do better than before b/c they take your most recent score NOT your highest. Also calculate ur points on their website. What did u use to study for the TEAS? Im taking it this months any tips?
  9. by   pappa22v
    I bought the ATI study guide, but I did not use it. I went in cold turkey and received an 82.7% composite.
  10. by   dtp0526
    You didn't get in with a 3.8, 88 on the TEAS, AND the TWU and prior bachelors bump?!
  11. by   dtp0526
    You didn't get in with a 3.8, 88 TEAS, AND the TWU/prior bachelor's bump?! How is that even possible? The TWU bump alone is 20 points!
  12. by   wickedstar21
    Quote from Divine___17
    Your stats are good. I would only retake it if I knew for a FACT that i would do better than before b/c they take your most recent score NOT your highest. Also calculate ur points on their website. What did u use to study for the TEAS? Im taking it this months any tips?
    @Divine_17 I purchased the ATI book and the exams. Only studied for two weeks and that was the outcome. Good luck!
  13. by   dtp0526
    PSA: I've seen some posts on here saying they have 50+ points WITHOUT the TEAS scores, which is not possible. Look closely and make sure that the number at the bottom of your Excel spreadsheet is a positive number. If you have NOT entered your TEAS scores yet, you should not have a positive number.

    Using the current Excel spreadsheet (access it here Current & Prospective Students - TWU College of Nursing - Texas Woman's University under "Baccalaureate GPA Worksheet), here are some examples:

    BEFORE adding TEAS scores:
    GPA: 4.0
    Prior bachelor's? YES
    TWU Preference? YES
    TEAS Scores: [blank]
    Points: -51.33


    GPA: 4.0
    Prior bachelor's? NO
    TWU Preference? NO
    TEAS Scores:
    [blank]
    Points: -65.33


    AFTER adding TEAS scores
    (calculated using a composite score of 88%):

    GPA: 4.0
    Prior bachelor's? YES
    TWU Preference? YES
    TEAS Scores: 88 Composite [88 Reading, 88 Math, 88 Science, 88 English]
    Points: 66


    GPA: 4.0
    Prior bachelor's? NO
    TWU Preference? NO
    TEAS Scores: 88 Composite [88 Reading, 88 Math, 88 Science, 88 English]
    Points: 52

    It's also important that you make sure to put your scores for each section of the TEAS into the spreadsheet. Only putting your composite/overall score won't change your points value. For the above example, to make it easy I put 88 for each section to get the point values, but as long as each of your sections together have an overall average of 88%, it will be the same value. As in, if I changed the above scores to 88 Reading, 90 Math, 86 Science, 88 English, it would come out the be the same, since the composite score would still be 88%. Also, don't put the % sign into the spreadsheet! Just put the numbers.

    Also, make sure you're putting your credit hours in the the right column under "Sem. Hours". If you didn't take the class at TWU, put it in the "Trans" column under "Sem. Hours". Your spreadsheet should not say "TWU Preference: YES" if you haven't taken all of your pre-reqs at TWU.

    Hopefully this clears some things up! Good luck everyone!!


    Edit: I really, really hope this didn't come off shi*ty (fun fact: allnurses censors curse words! haha) because that is 100% not my intention at all! I just personally would hate to think I had like 63 points and go rock my TEAS only to input my scores into the spreadsheet and see a lower points value than I expected. My goal in posting this was to be helpful, not discouraging and/or belittling to anyone whatsoever. I hope we all make it and wish everyone reading this the best of luck!
    Last edit by dtp0526 on Jan 12

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