ei! is it really hard to get into csulb's nursing program? are chances really slim??i am aware that they have these BASIC and TRIMESTER programs. their difference is that basic takes longer than trimester because it takes 3 years rather than trimester which only takes 2 years. and i am aware that they chose their students by a lottery system!! isn't it kinda unfair if for example, i got good grades from a community college and decided to enter the trimester program and yet my name was not drawn to enter the trimester program??? instead, i was placed at the basic program.. ohhh!!!! dunno!! i dont wanna take chances!!!! i dont!!!!
do we really still need to take the TEAS test before enrolling at csulb?? does csulb offer neat financial aid? coz we have low income yet i have big dreams of entering a university. i am sooo clueless.. yet, i wanna enter such university... help me.. your responses would really be much of a great help.
i'm in CSULB's nursing program for spring '07. semester and trimester are nearly the same, it's just a matter of when the courses are completed. in semesters, you will be doing your nursing courses in fall and spring only and you will be finished within three years. in trimesters, you will be doing your nursing courses in fall, spring, and summer; you will be finished within two years. the lottery is used to select students to go either into the semester or trimester programs. every student that is accepted into CSULB's nursing program worked hard; the lottery is completely fair because it is random and does not favor one student over another. it is competitive to be accepted into the program, so it really doesn't matter if one is in semester or trimester- just be happy that you got in! your chances change each semester, it depends on who applies to the program. CSULB compares and selects the top 90 students and 15 alternates out of however many that apply.
all students have to take the TEAS test to apply for CSULB's nursing program. CSULB also offers financial aid if you qualify, as with all other colleges.
hope this helps
Last edit by mommy_xo on Nov 22, '06