Quote from patty89
Hi everyone! How many schools did you apply to? I will be applying in the fall. The community college I am completing my pre reqs at is tied in with 8 other schools in my state (oregon). These schools all require the same pre reqs and have the same applications. I'm wondering if it would be crazy to apply to all 8 of them. It would increase my chances, right?
I would appreciate everyone's thoughts and advice.
Hi there! I am from Oregon too! I am not sure what your "stats" are but for me I have my B.S. in Sociology from PSU, just shy of 2 years CNA experience, all my prereqs where finished before applying, and I had a 3.91 at most schools. I applied to Linfield, OHSU-Monmouth, Clackamas, PCC, Chemeketa, and Mt. Hood this year. Clackamas and Mt. Hood didn't give me interviews, but PCC and Chemeketa both invited me to there essays, I interviewed with OHSU and was accepted just last week to there traditional BSN program. I wont hear back from the other schools until June, but I have accepted my seat at OHSU already.
My advice would be to look at there application worksheets carefully. Both Clackamas and Mt. Hood give a lot of extra points on the initial application to students who completed all there prereqs at there school, who received there CNA/MA liscense through them, and who are working at one of there proctor sites already as CNA or MA.
Apply to as many schools in the area that makes sense, I know last year PCC accepted 80 students and had another 80 or so on there wait list but because most students apply to multiple schools there is a lot of shifting around after acceptance letters where sent out. They went through the majority of there wait list!