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  1. what was your high school GPA??? and what did you get on the SAT or ACT....I'm scared I'm not going to get into school
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   lisabeth
    LOL It has been too long since I graduated from high school to remember. I know it wasnt great. I didnt care about school back then.

    I am glad our school doesnt really focus on high school gpa, or I probably wouldnt have gotten in.

    First day was really pretty good.:spin:
  4. by   pjgarrett1388
    I had a 4.0 GPA when I graduated high school and a 26 on the ACT. Does the nursing school your trying to get into focus on your high school GPA? At my school it was how you did in your pre-reqs that determined whether or not you were accepted into NS.
  5. by   Samma
    It depends on the school. I wnat to be in chicago and all but one I'm looking at there accepts you into the normal college then you apply to the nursing school sophmore year. But I have a few others that you ahve to get into nursing right away(like you apply as a nursing major) and I'm scared I'm not going to get in any where.
  6. by   Cherish
    At the school I got accepted to it doesn't matter whats on your high school transcript or ACT/SAT (they never even asked). I think they only ask for those scores if your applying directly from high school. But if your a prior college student they just want to know if you graduated high school or not.
  7. by   Mexarican
    Samma,

    clarify what they mean by "nursing major". Many times you get accepted to a university and you declare your major and get accepted as a nursing major but then down the road you still have to be accepted into the acutal nursing program...so i would clarify if getting accepted as a nursing major means you actually get into the program. If not then you have time to do well on some pre-reqs cause i'm sure that's really what they will focus on.

    Mex
  8. by   Samma
    At salve regina(in RI) you ahve to get accepted into the school of nursing upon applying as a freshmen or you wont be able to be a nurse there..Does that help??
  9. by   destined2bCRNA
    Yes. If that is the case in RI, then that means you will be in the nursing program there. Here, in Chicago most schools rely on your prereqs GPA, not highschool. There's only 1 that I know of here that goes strictly on GPA and doesn't even include college GPA no matter how many credits you have.
  10. by   MB37
    My school (in FL) has several ways to enter the BSN program. You can do accelerated, regular upper division (transfer into the CON from undergrad at the same school, a CC, or anywhere else as long as all prereqs are done), RN-BSN bridge, or something they call "First Time in College." It's my 4th time in college, so I don't know the numbers, but if you apply to USF out of high school and have a high enough GPA and high enough test scores, they reserve you a spot in the program 2 years from then. You get to meet with nursing advisors each semester to make sure you're on track and have to follow a set program of classes. As long as your grades stay above a certain point, you are guaranteed a spot instead of having to apply competitively. I'm sure there are other schools that have something like this, and there may be some that want everyone's high school info, but I've never heard of anyone being asked for that once they have a few years of college under their belts. Most schools offer more than one track to a degree. Unless your grades are too bad to even get into the schools you're looking at you should be fine. Even then, you can go to a CC and get them up if you have to. Good luck!
  11. by   catzy5
    Quote from TexasAngel
    LOL It has been too long since I graduated from high school to remember. I know it wasnt great. I didnt care about school back then.

    I am glad our school doesnt really focus on high school gpa, or I probably wouldnt have gotten in.

    First day was really pretty good.:spin:


    I haven't gotten in yet so I probably shouldn't respond but I had to laugh because my highschool transcripts yikes! I barely graduated probably in the bottom 10 out of a very large school.

    I have a 4.0 in college though and have a 99.9% chance getting in at my school which only looks at GPA of pre reqs. I never took ACT or SAT. There are many ways to get into to college if your applying as a fresh high school graduate and you think your scores are not up to Par, then I suggest trying a CC and working slowly till you get your feet wet.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from Samma
    It depends on the school. I wnat to be in chicago and all but one I'm looking at there accepts you into the normal college then you apply to the nursing school sophmore year. But I have a few others that you ahve to get into nursing right away(like you apply as a nursing major) and I'm scared I'm not going to get in any where.

    Your best bet is to pick a few schools and apply to all of them. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, your fortunate your so young no obligations, you'll be able to take advantage of many different types of oppurtunities available to get in.
  13. by   Samma
    i'm applyign to 11 schools. my overall GPA will eb about a 3.2 or 3.3 out of 4.0...but it's still scarey
  14. by   serendipity123
    I got into college (not nursing school yet) with a 3.58 GPA (not so great) and a 1290 on my SAT (average, I think). So... yeah... I kinda messed around in high school. But I ended up getting into a really good university.

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