How heavily are NET results counted in admission?

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I just received my NET results today, I scored well in math and not so well in reading.

    I was just wondering, how heavily are NET results weighed at your school for admission?

    The school I received the results for makes you take the test and then if your results are good, they have you come in for an interview.

    My overall score was 73rd percentile, required to get an interview is 70th percentile. Is this all they are going to look at?

    I have a previous bachelor's degree in business, straight A's in the prereq's for nursing. I am just really bad at standardized test?

    Do I still have hope of admission or can I just say forget it??

    Losing hope!! Really nervous!!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Lee-Lee74
    Hi cn2007rn,

    I'm sure it probably depends on your specific school as they have their own standards.
    Sounds like to me that you should have no problem getting an interview. Your overall score is over 70, therefore you should be fine.

    I was stressed about my scores too and even called the school to make sure they were high enough. They told me I had nothing to worry about and I was called in for an interview the following week. I just found out today that I have been ACCEPTED!!! I'm really thrilled. I'm sure nursing school is going to be one hurdle after the next. We just have to relax and take them as they come.

    Good Luck!
  4. by   cn2007rn
    Thank you! You have a good attitude!

    Good luck in nursing school! :hatparty:
  5. by   Lee-Lee74
    Thank you! Same to you!

    By the way, I don't know if you have checked out the interview sticky on the top of the student forum list but that REALLY helped me prepare. They ended up asking a lot of those questions!

  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    At the college where I am applying, the NET is only used as a qualification to apply.

    Each applicant must have at least 50% on both the overall composite math, and the composite reading in order to apply. It doesn't count as a ranking at all. Nor is the overall score looked at.

    So, I see all schools are different.


    .....I'm just glad the pressure is overwith! ....took my NET, passed way over the required 50%, now moving on to the next hurdle. lol

    Good luck!
  7. by   lorenna
    The school I'll be going to requires you to have a total Composite score of 60%. They stress Reading Comp more than Math because they want to make sure that you can understand what you're reading , at a fairly quick rate.
    My instructor (Pre-Net Course) stressed the Reading. Math is memorization.

    Take Care !
    Lorenna
  8. by   lorenna
    Don't worry. My Composite Perc. was a 75 and my Pre-Net Course instructor said that's an excellent score for the Net exam. It'd be considered almost like a 90 on any other test.
    Don't drive yourself nuts. That's a really good score.
    Net exam is heavily relied upon in my school. So are the Tabe tests. I think you have to be a real idiot not to get through the interview if your score is a 73.
    They know that interviews are nerve-racking. Don't sweat it. You'll be fine.

    Lorenna



    Quote from cn2007rn
    Hi Everyone,

    I just received my NET results today, I scored well in math and not so well in reading.

    I was just wondering, how heavily are NET results weighed at your school for admission?

    The school I received the results for makes you take the test and then if your results are good, they have you come in for an interview.

    My overall score was 73rd percentile, required to get an interview is 70th percentile. Is this all they are going to look at?

    I have a previous bachelor's degree in business, straight A's in the prereq's for nursing. I am just really bad at standardized test?

    Do I still have hope of admission or can I just say forget it??

    Losing hope!! Really nervous!!
  9. by   lorenna
    Congratulations !
    Lorenna






    Quote from Lee-Lee74
    Hi cn2007rn,






    I'm sure it probably depends on your specific school as they have their own standards.
    Sounds like to me that you should have no problem getting an interview. Your overall score is over 70, therefore you should be fine.

    I was stressed about my scores too and even called the school to make sure they were high enough. They told me I had nothing to worry about and I was called in for an interview the following week. I just found out today that I have been ACCEPTED!!! I'm really thrilled. I'm sure nursing school is going to be one hurdle after the next. We just have to relax and take them as they come.

    Good Luck!
  10. by   cn2007rn
    Thanks Lorenna!

    My school requires 70th percentile in all areas, so I am hoping that is the overall percentile (my score=73rd percentile), and they are not looking at the reading and math separately. In math my percentage is an 88 and in reading a 57.

    I know both schools I applied both consider the reading section the most important. I know it's important and I know if they give me a chance I can do all the reading required for nursing. I just hate how the preface for nursing school is how well you read, I think math is just important! Oh well, can't fight the system, then I will never get into nursing school!

    They should know though, it's not just book smarts that makes you a good nurse!!

    Anyway, enough complaining, just have to wait and see what happens, hopefully I will get an interview, and HOPEFULLY I WILL GET ACCEPTED!!

    Good Luck to everyone!
  11. by   Spearfisher
    Where I am attending (FCCJ) there is a points system to get in the program. No interview or anything. 100% points. Your pre-requisite grades makes up half the points and the NAT makes up the other half. I have great test taking skills and absolutely crushed it (99% in all but spelling, 92% there). My advice to anyone is take it a day or two after you finish A&PII or Micro. Wait a day or two for the stress of the classes to wash away; but soon enough that the info is still fresh. Those study guide books seem to me a waist of hard earned money.
    In your specific case, all you needed to do was qualify for the interview. All A's. Already have a degree. How much more can you prove yourself. Just go in with confidence. You'll be fine.
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from lorenna
    Don't worry. My Composite Perc. was a 75 and my Pre-Net Course instructor said that's an excellent score for the Net exam. It'd be considered almost like a 90 on any other test.
    Don't drive yourself nuts. That's a really good score.
    Net exam is heavily relied upon in my school. So are the Tabe tests. I think you have to be a real idiot not to get through the interview if your score is a 73.
    They know that interviews are nerve-racking. Don't sweat it. You'll be fine.

    Lorenna

    Really? WOW....How did I manage this? lol I made 81% on the overall composite score.....88% on the overall composite Math & 73% on the composite reading. I knew they seemed high compared to the national averages, and passing averages. .....but still seemed low...I know I needed only 50 on each, and was happy, but would have loved seeing higher grades
  13. by   Plagueis
    At my school, the NET is weighed equally with prereqs grades, and overall grades. I wish you the best, cn2007rn.
  14. by   HididiScribbler
    I had to take the NET as part of my Nursing 190 class... an intro class everyone at my school is required to take before they apply. The instructor said, though, that it doesn't have any bearing on whether we get in or not. Apparently we take it again in the 2nd semester of Nursing school to see how far we've gone... so it sounds like it has nothing to do with whether we get accepted...
    Bleh, I did well on it, though. I'd actually be HAPPY if it counted

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