Help !Schools mistake cost me clinical seat starting Jan. 8! - page 2

Need advice! Applied for clinicals starting Monday way back when. Got letter that I was being considered, was eligible and had completed all prereqs. Went to orientation, hired a sitter for my... Read More

  1. by   SoulShine75
    My good friend had the same thing happen to her except they said they never got her application, but she sent it...twice. She had a 4.0 GPA, and ACT score of 25 etc, etc... Basically she was probably at the top of her class with all the points. She called and demanded to know why they didn't get her application and when they searched around they found that the business office had it and it just never reached the nsg dept. They had to meet with the "heads" and decide what to do. The accepted her like 2 weeks before the program began. I was shocked because I'd never heard of them doing that before. She was elated to say the least and a little angry they lost all her stuff that she had turned in wayyyyy ahead of time.
    I guess it depends on the school and how strict they are. Good luck to you.
  2. by   DesertRain
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I'd be soooo mad, something would hit the fan if it happened to me
    I hope things will work out for you and the school realizes that they made an error and correct it. Good luck!
    Seriously! It made me mad at the school just reading it and I had to take the advice in the first reply---breathe...breathing....breathing....

    Gosh, I'm no lawyer but I am sure your argument is valid. I hope you make it through.
  3. by   ontocrna
    The next person in line to deliberate on the matter isn't due back to the college until Friday. Classes start Monday. I just talked to my babysitter and asked her to be ready for anything. Thank goodness she's so flexible. I've got to go to the bookstore for other things and I'm considering asking them their return policy and just buying the books on the off chance that I will need them. Plan ahead I quess!
  4. by   Jules A
    Quote from ontocrna
    Got letter that I was being considered, was eligible and had completed all prereqs.
    I wasn't clear from what you wrote, did you actually get an acceptance letter? If you show them your acceptance letter I don't see how they can refuse to let you in the program. Fingers crossed that on Monday you are sitting in class listening to a lecture. Jules
  5. by   ontocrna
    Finally tonight, Friday 6:30 p.m., finally I made contact with the right person at the college. Spent all day on this and I am exhausted. Bottom line...I'M IN! I start Monday morning.

    (Jules, I got a letter saying that I wasn't accepted because I didn't have a high enough GPA when I have a 4.0.)

    I got a stern lecture about how the college wasn't really in error (I'm not certain how they figure that!) but that I was "reluctantly" allowed to register for a seat to start Monday in the program. It was weird. They wouldn't admit to a mistake or that they were wrong in any way in their calculations. I am somehow the bad guy for catching the mistake and asking if it made a difference in my status as a candidate for the program which of course I knew it did. So anyhow, they didn't admit to an error and yet they said I could start. No complaints here!

    I just hope that because I asserted myself a little that I don't walk in with a big black X on my forehead. I don't want any negative comebacks for all of this from the professors. They had to add a seat to the program for me. Hopefully, I'll be welcomed with open arms and not as a troublemaker. I tried to be super sweety pie nice through all of this. I was a tad flustered today by 6:30 though and was questioning their math, nicely though.

    Hope all of you out there struggling to get in advocate for yourselves...no one else will as demonstrated by this whole fiasco. Happy nursing!
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from ontocrna
    I just hope that because I asserted myself a little that I don't walk in with a big black X on my forehead. I don't want any negative comebacks for all of this from the professors. They had to add a seat to the program for me. Hopefully, I'll be welcomed with open arms and not as a troublemaker. I tried to be super sweety pie nice through all of this. I was a tad flustered today by 6:30 though and was questioning their math, nicely though.

    Hope all of you out there struggling to get in advocate for yourselves...no one else will as demonstrated by this whole fiasco. Happy nursing!
    I doubt they jumped through the extra hoops to put you in just to bump you right back out.

    Just be polite and gracious. AND - DON'T talk about this to everyone, or ANYONE in the program. There are lots of people that DIDN'T get in, and if the program has to start fielding complaints along the lines of "how come she got in . . .", that might annoy them. Don't give anyone that ammo.

    Good luck. Study hard. Most important - take a long sigh of relief this weekend. See, I think I said this earlier: all that worrying was for naught.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from ontocrna
    Finally tonight, Friday 6:30 p.m., finally I made contact with the right person at the college. Spent all day on this and I am exhausted. Bottom line...I'M IN! I start Monday morning.

    (Jules, I got a letter saying that I wasn't accepted because I didn't have a high enough GPA when I have a 4.0.)

    I got a stern lecture about how the college wasn't really in error (I'm not certain how they figure that!) but that I was "reluctantly" allowed to register for a seat to start Monday in the program. It was weird. They wouldn't admit to a mistake or that they were wrong in any way in their calculations. I am somehow the bad guy for catching the mistake and asking if it made a difference in my status as a candidate for the program which of course I knew it did. So anyhow, they didn't admit to an error and yet they said I could start. No complaints here!

    I just hope that because I asserted myself a little that I don't walk in with a big black X on my forehead. I don't want any negative comebacks for all of this from the professors. They had to add a seat to the program for me. Hopefully, I'll be welcomed with open arms and not as a troublemaker. I tried to be super sweety pie nice through all of this. I was a tad flustered today by 6:30 though and was questioning their math, nicely though.

    Hope all of you out there struggling to get in advocate for yourselves...no one else will as demonstrated by this whole fiasco. Happy nursing!

    Bottom line: You got in!!!!! The nursing teachers will be too busy doing their thing and nobody will worry about how you got in. I wouldln't talk about it to anyone and just start your class on time and focus....focus....focus on you studies. Good luck, and I am soooo happy for you that your school straightened things out. Of course they wont admit to mistakes. Some underpayed, under motivated clerk messed up somewhere....I had my own share of difficulties with my application a few days ago....you just wonder sometimes. Good luck in nursing school.
  8. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Unfortunately, the truth is that no one wants to admit they made a mistake...it is always the other person's fault...I guess that is just a fact of human nature. I think that is why whenever anyone apologizes for making a mistake it just flabbergasts people.

    I work at a community college right now in the fee payment office and we deal with students, financial aid, the registrars office, etc., and we All make mistakes. With the rush especially during the last few weeks of a semester and the first couple of weeks (especially between fall and spring semesters), things get crazy. No one means to make a mistake, but it happens. All I can say is that cooler heads prevail...if you feel that a mistake has been happened, research it, find out and don't come all accusatory. If I make a mistake in not taking off a hold after an obligation has been satisfied, I am so much more willing to take responsibility for my mistake and remedy it as soon as possible. If someone comes with a big chip on their shoulder, and I find that I will bristle and while I will remedy the error (if it is mine), I'm less likely to be as helpful...and the truth is, although there are many, many students attending school...we at the school have great memories of which students cause us stress. We all try to do the best job we can, but just like everyone, mistakes happen.

    I"m glad that you issue worked out, and I am glad that you pursued it...now it is over...it's time to get to work!

    Sorry for the rant...but having been on both sides (student and school employee), and no one is free of making mistakes.

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