I'm new to this site and I am hoping to finally get some answers to a question I have been extremely confused by. Ill start off by saying I am currently an undergrad studying psychology. Over all I have a low Gpa (2.6) due to a bad semester caused by severe anxiety and depression. I love psychology but its not what I want to do the rest of my life so I have been looking into going to nursing school. I plan to start at a community college, where I will take the remainder of my pre-reqs for the professional phase (clinicals and such). The professional phase only requires a 2.5 Gpa to get in, but I will have to transfer to another college or university to finish my bsn. Many programs require a 3.0 to a 3.5 for transfer admissions. Do these programs look at major Gpa (just courses used toward the program) or overall Gpa? I really want to go to nursing school, becoming a nurse just feels so right, but I'm scared my current Gpa is going to hold me back. Any feedback is very much appreciated, I haven't been able to get a clear answer to this and I'm not sure where to turn.
Feb 25, '13
Quote from princesax11
Do you know the college(s) you want to transfer to afterwards? You can usually look on their website to find out. Go to the undergrad nursing section and see the admissions. If it says cumulative GPA your 2.7 will count towards it. A 4.0 in prereqs would change it a little, but not much since you have so many classes done already.
I was going to try for UNC Wilmington because it will be close to my area.
It mentions Math/Science Prerequisite GPA Average: 3.64 given a weight of 50%
Designated Prerequisite GPA Average: 3.73 given a weight of 25%
TEAS Score. To be given a weight of 25%
Does this mean cumulative GPA not factored ?
From previous degree I only have statistics and English that matches to nursing courses.
Being over 20 years ago they will have to be retaken.
I will do up to 60 credits pre-req's at community college.
I want to see if there's any hope before moving down to North Carolina.
I know getting accepted is not guaranteed.
Last edit by dt70 on Feb 25, '13