2.68 GPA! Please help!!

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    hello all, i currently have a 2.68 gpa at ccp, and i'm feeling a little discouraged right now, i've completed all my pre-reqs and now i feel like i will not get into a nursing school.... has anyone gotten into any nursing school in philly with this gpa or lower? please help....
    ~discouraged prenuring student
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    Quote from melaniesofab
    hello all, i currently have a 2.68 gpa at ccp, and i'm feeling a little discouraged right now, i've completed all my pre-reqs and now i feel like i will not get into a nursing school.... has anyone gotten into any nursing school in philly with this gpa or lower? please help....
    ~discouraged prenuring student
    i don't know what ccp is and at the risk of sounding harsh, you should have thought of your future beforehand and studied more. hopefully you've learned something from this.
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    CCP stands for Community College of Philadelphia, and I did think about my future when taking those classes but after dealing with the death of multiple family members I had to withdrawal from classes and even though I submitted the requested documentation the school still did not accept my withdrawals which affected my GPA. You should assume people don't take their future serious.
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    I started my prereqs at CCP after I graduated high school 15 years ago. At the time I didn't really care about school which reflected in my GPA. In 2006 I decided to go back and started my prereqs over back at CCP. I finally brought my GPA up but also had to take some other classes that were not prereqs to get it there. It was hard, time consuming and costly. I applied to a few schools back in 2008 when I had a GPA lower than 3.0. I was declined at one school and put on a wait list on another. I felt like giving up. I took another few courses that brought the GPA up slowly. Have you considered taking any other classes to maybe bring up your GPA? 4 credit courses bring up your GPA the fastest but if you do not do well in those it could bring your GPA down. Good Luck.
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    CCP is very competative. They get about 1000 applicants and accept 140. If being a nurse is your dream, you can do it. If you don't get into an RN program, you can apply to an LPN program and get your RN later. A lot of work places offer tuition reimbursement. Or you can get your CNA in two months, then go for your LPN. There are a lot of routes to the same goal.
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    OR you could just finish an associated degree in anything at the Community College level and then transfer into a 4 year school. SOme 4 year schools just transfer your courses and NOT the GPA. Take a year of science courses at the 4 year school and then apply to a BSN program. That will show that you have made massive improvements and can handle the course load of an RN program.
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    Quote from JustinAllen
    OR you could just finish an associated degree in anything at the Community College level and then transfer into a 4 year school. SOme 4 year schools just transfer your courses and NOT the GPA. Take a year of science courses at the 4 year school and then apply to a BSN program. That will show that you have made massive improvements and can handle the course load of an RN program.
    Thanks great idea..... Can you recommend any school?
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    I agree with JustinAllen, also Apply apply apply!! Cause these nursing programs are so competitive....I graduated from CCP myself, then transfered to Thomas Jefferson University BSN Program. Dont Give Up!!! You'll get into a nursing program!!
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    MelanieSoFab,

    I would call a few programs in your area and ask them their opinion (I don;t know of any schools in your area). Every program is different and I know that some of them apply EVERY course you ever took...and some of them do not.

    Also, be honest! Ask them what will it take

    Hope this helps.
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    Try West Chester. I think they want a 2.5.


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