CCAC Fall 2014 Applicants

  1. Hello All,

    I am starting a new thread for the upcoming application process for CCAC fall 2014 nursing admissions. I applied for the sping 2014 cohort and was declined due to my gpa, but now I'm hopeful for my first choice for the fall! I can't wait to get the application process started and wish the rest of you the best of luck!!
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  3. by   Newme17
    I'm applying as well. I applied for the fall 2013 and did not get in due to my gpa. Really hoping I make it this time. Anyone know if I have to request my high school transcripts again or will they have it from last time?
  4. by   amcmanus88
    I'm not actually sure. I was wondering the same thing. But I think that it still stays on file with the registrar and when you apply you fill out a request again to have the registrar send over all your transcripts.
  5. by   pdxphotolover
    I'm (hopefully) applying for the fall. I'm going over all the requirements before I apply and the first time I saw it made it seem like if you took high school chem then that would be enough. Now I am reading it again and am getting paranoid. Does anyone know for sure that high school chem is okay or do I need to do it at a college level too?
  6. by   mrsbsusan3
    I am applying for fall too! I think high school chemistry is accepted but you might want to call and double check with an advisor. I hear things are always changing.
  7. by   pdxphotolover
    Yeah, I'm going to go talk to them tomorrow to double check. I have everything done except A&P 2, Math (which I am taking now), and microbio. I haven't decided if I will take that this summer or wait till the fall. It would be a huge perk to have only nursing courses to worry about (IF) I get in.
  8. by   cole04
    Has anyone applied as of yet? If so what are your GPA if you don't mind sharing. I have everything done that needs to be before you can apply even all my science courses...I have a 3.86 GPA. I got denied when I applied for Spring 2014 so I hope that Fall 2014 is my time. This has been the worst struggle of my life to get into nursing school as it probably is for many others. I wish you all the best of luck and lets hope to see acceptance letters in the near future.
  9. by   wmr5
    Hello everybody and good luck. This is my second attempt at earning a spot in the Allegheny evening program and I hope to finally get that elusive acceptance letter for this fall. I was rejected for spring due to an incomplete application; I wrongfully assumed my BS in Biology transcript was sufficient for the app and did not include my high school transcript from years ago. I see cole04 on here again as well, GOOD LUCK to you again! I hope steelersgirl also gets that letter this time around. I will apply as soon as my A in pharmacology is officially corrected, the professor submitted the wrong grade; I had a 98.6% final grade and he submitted a B on my transcript? That class was the most unorganized and taught by a very unprepared professor. The absolute worst academic experience of my life; I'm still dealing with the lack of organization in that class! Should be corrected in about 2 weeks max and then I will submit my nursing application with a hard earned 4.0 at CCAC with A&P I- A, A&P II- A, Microbiology- A, Nutrition- A, Med Term- A, and Pharmacology- A. This time I really do think I will earn a seat, hopefully. Can't wait to begin training as a RN!
  10. by   pillarofsalt
    I applied and have a 3.7 without the bonus points factored in, although I had As in all those courses. Hoping for Boyce fast track!
  11. by   cole04
    wmr5 I really hope that we all get in this time around. I'm really hoping to earn that seat this time around...don't think I can get another rejection letter.
  12. by   pdxphotolover
    Wow, I wish I had all my sciences done. I have A&P 1 done and taking A&P 2 now and micro in the summer. So if I don't get in I'm hoping I'll get in next spring. I'm applying soon and have a 3.8 gpa. If you don't get in there is no hope for any of us.
  13. by   pdxphotolover
    Has anyone ever applied with recommendations? I know all you really apply with is your application and records. I want to give references but I'm afraid of "not following the rules"
  14. by   wmr5
    Cole04, I understand your anticipation and really hope to see that "Congratulations" greeting in that letter this time around as well. I will keep everybody posted on my progress throughout this process. Having the sciences out of the way and with good grades is definately a bonus for everybody. I will venture to guess that most accepted applicants have the pre-reqs, of course, AND some co-reqs at least; not 100% on that assumption but I feel strong about that statement. As for recommendations, I am pretty sure, not 100% again, that the current ranking system by GPA is what they will use to rank applicants; regardless of a compelling letter. That would add a valuable dynamic in the application process though, I like the proactive approach pdxphotolover. All too often a person is "ranked" by a transcript when there is SO MUCH MORE to every individual that is extremely relevant and valued in a profession where caring for people and providing healthcare is your responsibility. Being smart is very important, don't get me wrong; but being personable, easy to work with, willing to learn everyday, able to demonstrate a great work ethic year after year and managing your life with great results is in many ways more impressive. I have worked in various positions for the past 20 years and will tell you that the smartest of the group is not necessarily the person you want looking out for your well being; honestly. Every now and then you meet people that are exceptional at both academics and communicating, along with some good old fashion work ethics and compassion; a transcript can only tell you that the potential for these qualities is there, not if it is. Having said all this, I hope these things are important to you and hope you get your well deserved opportunity to begin training as an RN; hard work does pay off and don't quit if the letter is not what you expected. You will get there, and be better off for the extra year of preparation and growth, trust me.