found out my competition!

  1. Well I went to another nursing program meeting at my cc. The main thing I wanted to know was, ave. amount of applicants, how many accepted and what was the lowest gpa accepted. This school only looks at gpa. well for this last fall, 228 applications, 50 were diqualified for not being complete, 178 qualified applicants, 24 slots open and the lowest gpa accepted was 3.89. List means, yea! I'm still in the running with a 3.95! That is if I keep an A on my last pre rec, eng 101. So is this about the same as your school?
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  3. by   LisaJ_RN
    wow...that gpa req is tough....good luck and congrats!!!
  4. by   DesertRain
    Absolutely, I would be disqualified as I'm at about a 3.5 and actually I'm kinda proud of that lol. My CC goes by points i.e. certain points for experience in the health field, previous degree accomplishments (well they changed that one actually for spring '08 due to the large amount of applicants who had previous degrees in non-related field--lots of students were being rejected because it was their first time in college or trying) ummm what else, your GPA -you get points for however high it is, your NLN score and completion of pre-req's (for example there are a selected amount of mandatory pre-req's prior to entering nursing school but there are some that need to be completed by the time you graduate with your Associates, so if you have those down you get extra points for that) and I think that's it. I'm glad my CC does it this way, from reading around on the boards here sounds like I would have no chance at any other school in the country!
  5. by   LisaJ_RN
    Neither of the 2 schools I applied do it that way...but there are soooo many applicants, all I can do is wait
  6. by   MB37
    My current school goes by GPA alone as well. It's not quite so tough, they tend to go as low as a 3.6-3.7. They get something like 800 applicants for their 24 spots, but it's a lot of people who are just hoping that a 3.4-3.5 is good enough. Here, unfortunately for a lot of people, it's not.
  7. by   goingformydream
    sigh.. well my first choice told me that 75% are picked by performance on pre-reqs only, with my 3 A's and 1 B, (I have all A's in my general ed as well) the other 25% is by wait list. I was told that with my grades, I am looking at a 1.5 year wait.
  8. by   jov
    Quote from Irene joy
    Well I went to another nursing program meeting at my cc. The main thing I wanted to know was, ave. amount of applicants, how many accepted and what was the lowest gpa accepted.
    1000 applicants for 70 slots, most were above 3.5 to get in. There were also a few nontraditional students who probably didn't have the 3.5 but were there for diversity.
    Last edit by jov on Jan 13, '07 : Reason: a part of the original post mysteriously disappeared
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    It took a 4.0 to get into the school I applied to (they only look at GPA). I applied with a 4.0 and was wait listed. Luckily I made it in off the wait list.
  10. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Wow, all of your schools sound tough! Here in Texas, at my CC anyway, they look at GPA, required GPA (for pre reqs,) Sciences, NET scores, in district and current enrollment. A girl behind me in Micro last semester got in with a 2.9 GPA and 92 points. I definitely have higher than a 2.9, but not quite the 3.8 some of your schools require. We have 40 spots that are open
  11. by   natrgrrl
    My school goes by points. GPA + TEAS score + bonus points for additional science classes.
    The science and nursing labs are on the same floor at our school. Some girls in my A&P class talked to the nursing students across the hall who said the average GPA in their class was a 3.9!!!!!
    Imagine all the students who have to retake classes they got a B in because they need to get an A. I'm glad I put in the effort for my pre-reqs to get the A to begin with.
    There are 2 other community colleges in the area. They both use a waiting list. This summer I visited one of them and was told I would not be accepted until 2009 for the RN program.
  12. by   qaqueen
    Our cc's only require a GPA of 2.0 on all pre-reqs and 50% on the NET. As you can imagine the wait list is quite LONG! On the other hand, if I had to have a 4.0 GPA, I would have to retake 2 or 3 classes.

    I guess I should be quiet and wait my turn.
  13. by   DesertRain
    Quote from qaqueen
    Our cc's only require a GPA of 2.0 on all pre-reqs and 50% on the NET. As you can imagine the wait list is quite LONG! On the other hand, if I had to have a 4.0 GPA, I would have to retake 2 or 3 classes.

    I guess I should be quiet and wait my turn.
    Wow, that's great! Honestly, waiting for your turn won't be so bad...just hang out here and kill the time. You can always take little courses in between to up your knowledge and be ahead of the game. I know people who are waiting for the part time program at my CC which is harder to get in because there aren't as many slots but 1 girl I knew did the CNA to get experience and didn't get in that sem so did phlebotomy and is pretty exposed to the hospital environment...nevermind has a whole wardrobe of scrubs she doesn't have to buy later
  14. by   Trigirl
    Can I ask what schools or type of schools you are talking about that are requiring such high GPA's? Rush University in Chicago is ranked in the top 3 in the U.S. and has an ABSN and a traditional program, and only requires a 2.75 min GPA. I am gasping at the 3.8's to 4.0's GPA requirements of the schools you are talking about. That is crazy.

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