Applied to 15 community college nursing programs across California.

  1. Most of them are lottery, the rest, about 3, maintain waitlists. What are my odds of getting in the first year I apply? All prereqs are done and everything.
    My list of CC nursing programs I've applied to:
    De Anza-waitlist
    Solano-waitlist
    Cabrillo-waitlist
    City college of SF
    Ohlone
    Evergreen-Not selected
    American River-not selected
    Merrit
    Chabot
    Chaffey
    Riverside
    Santa Rosa
    Golden West
    Forget the last 2.


    So far been shot down by 2 lotteries. Is it hopeless? Are they truly randomized or spots in future nursing classes doled out by administration's favorites?

    Should I make plans on skipping the wait, and applying to private nursing programs, thereby adding more student loans?

    Need some perking up here. Would love to hear stories about peeps getting selected right out of the gate.
    Last edit by Faro on Jan 31, '12
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   cjr2619
    Good for you! Apply everywhere you can! I am applying to American River and Sac city this semester for the first time. I am also in the process of getting on Solano's wait list

    I'm curious, did you get in somewhere? If not are you applying to all of them again (except the wait lists of course).
  4. by   zoe92
    With 15, I am sure you have a good chance. But I know how hard it is to get into nursing school in California. Is there any way you can apply to out of state schools?
  5. by   gummi bear
    Some community colleges won't even consider students that are outside of their district because the in-district residents have a "first come, first serve" policy. Maybe you should look into universities or other college campuses, maybe even out of state as someone else suggested
    Last edit by gummi bear on Sep 5, '12 : Reason: spelling errorssss
  6. by   Faro
    Quote from Faro
    Most of them are lottery, the rest, about 3, maintain waitlists. What are my odds of getting in the first year I apply? All prereqs are done and everything.
    My list of CC nursing programs I've applied to:
    De Anza-waitlist
    Solano-waitlist
    Cabrillo-waitlist
    City college of SF
    Ohlone
    Evergreen-Not selected
    American River-not selected
    Merrit
    Chabot
    Chaffey
    Riverside
    Santa Rosa
    Golden West
    Forget the last 2.


    So far been shot down by 2 lotteries. Is it hopeless? Are they truly randomized or spots in future nursing classes doled out by administration's favorites?

    Should I make plans on skipping the wait, and applying to private nursing programs, thereby adding more student loans?

    Need some perking up here. Would love to hear stories about peeps getting selected right out of the gate.
    Hey, thanks for the replies. It's been awhile since I posted this. Some news since I posted this, I got accepted to 4 schools. One in City college of SF, Riverside and on waitlists to De Anza and the one in Fairfield.

    Thanks again all.

    Faro
  7. by   cjr2619
    Quote from Faro

    Hey, thanks for the replies. It's been awhile since I posted this. Some news since I posted this, I got accepted to 4 schools. One in City college of SF, Riverside and on waitlists to De Anza and the one in Fairfield.

    Thanks again all.

    Faro
    Congrats! So I assume you have started? Which school did you end up going with? How many times did you apply before you were accepted? Thanks, just wanted to have an idea of how long I will have to wait...

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