I have a 3.5 gpa and I thought I'd be a shu in to get into the nursing program at the community college of my choice. I guess at this school thats not the case. I asked another girl how she got in. She said she had a 4.0 and submitted several letters of recomendation. This school doesn't require that but I'm thinking it's a good idea. And the fact that I should apply at other local schools
. Who do I ask for letters of recomendation from (I do work at a hospital and my best friend is an RN) but who to ask and how to ask? Anyone have personal experience with this?
Sep 10, '06
Not to get off track, but I think your friend's 4.0 had a lot to do with admissions. I doubt the letters of recommendation were considered by the admissions committee if the letters were not requested. Most admissions committees stick to a formula when giving out points and they rank students accordingly.
A 3.5 is not bad but maybe it is not competitive enough at the school to which you want to apply? Ask a counselor what the cutoff was for the previous classes that were admitted.
If the average cutoff is higher then a 3.5 (possibly a 3.8-4.0), then you may want to retake some of your pre-requisite and co-requisite classes to boost your GPA. Especially since that is probably your best way to improve your chances. Good luck to you! :wink2:
Last edit by SummerGarden on Sep 10, '06