Warning! Long rant ahead.
I just got the letter. The letter that denies me my appeal. I'll explain.
I took a course at my local CC and my roommates kept me up til three am the night before my paper was due for this class and I overslept. The teacher said I wouldn't pass this class if I couldn't get it in and she got the go ahead from the dept head for me to get it turned in. Once again my roommates kept me up yelling. Screaming. Crazy drunken stuff. Had nowhere else to sleep and I didn't think to go to my car. And no, couldn't go anywhere else. Suffice it to say I missed class again. So I just didn't go to class anymore since there was no way to turn in the paper. I got an F in the class. I ended up moving to Indiana and going to school there finally to start prereqs for nursing. I couldn't do any more schooling in Illinois because my job wouldn't let me go to school so I had to move to find a job. I went and completed ALL required nursing prereqs for nursing. Finally I have moved back to my hometown as planned and transferred my credits and excited to apply to nursing program only to find out all the classes that transferred over? Don't count for my GPA. So my GPA is 0. So I tried to appeal the GPA requirement as I had a 3.2 GPA at other school, it's the only thing stopping me from applying, and it was FOUR years ago. Just got the letter saying their denying it.
I am just so grieved. I signed up for that stupid class to replace the f as a backup so if I can get accepted for next time I'll be able to start in the fall. But I have to wait a whole other year! And in the mean time I have to take 6 credit hours a semester because to take these classes I had to take a loan out. So I'm stuck taking nonsense classes. I'm just so fed up. And mad. And sad. And just. Ugh. I don't know what to do any more other than vent on here.
Any other stories of how you struggled for so long but finally made it into the nursing program?
Aug 16, '13
Why did you miss class both times? I would have gone even if i was tired.You need to take responsibility, not blame everything on others. i have worked 12hour shifts several times on no/little sleep.The position you are in is your own fault.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Aug 16, '13
Aug 16, '13
I did something similar to this my first go around at community college in 2006. I think I just stopped going to class because well, as a 17 year old that's what you naturally want to do. I had two F's on my transcript but I ended up just retaking them once I had decided on nursing and went back to school in 2012.
I'm applying to nursing school now, it did affect my GPA since the particular BSN program I plan to attend does factor in all attempted credits. I briefly explained this in my essay and hope that the admissions board understands that mistakes are made. The best thing to do is take full responsibility for what happened and learn from the mistake. Sometimes things don't go our way and we have to find something positive to take away from that experience.
This lesson helped me, maybe it can help you too!
Last edit by queserasera on Aug 16, '13