are private school more lenient on their admission requirements?

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    are private school more lenient on their admission requirements?
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    I've heard that some are a little more lenient.
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    I think this depends upon the school and perhaps, individual circumstances. It would be hard to believe that Suzy Q wouldn't get leeway if her father made a substantial gift to the school some time prior to her deciding to apply there. That scenario is quite possible even at public schools.
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    As far as?....
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    Yes...some are.
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    not always a good thing, if you/your academics are poor, why would you put yourself in this position of spending money for nothing? also, they are contributing to the glut of nurses.
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    The term "private school" can mean a lot of things. Are you talking about traditional private but non-profit schools? Some are more competitive and restrictive than many public schools. If you're talking about the proprietary (private-for-profit) "schools," AFAIK, most of them will take anyone with a pulse and the ability to qualify for student loans.
    Last edit by elkpark on Dec 26, '13
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    From my research specifically on ABSN programs, state university programs are more competitive because they are usually half, if not a third, of the cost of a private school program. Only makes sense.
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    Quote from elkpark
    The term "private school" can mean a lot of things. Are you talking about traditional private but non-profit schools? Some are more competitive and restrictive than many public schools. If you're talking about the proprietary (private-for-profit) "schools," AFAIK, most of them will take anyone with a pulse and the ability to qualify for student loans.
    This is exactly correct --- how lax is Yale, Princeton, or Harvard .. they are all private schools..

    But the likes of DeVry and Capella do accept and aggressively sell (er recruit) anyone that show any ability to come up with the tuition -- beware if tuition is more at the college in a strip mall than at Harvard.

    That being said, there are some good programs in some of these colleges so one should weigh all choices carefully.. Always research and talk to current and former students.. make sure any credits taken can be transferred to any other college (Uni) in the state.. Check with local nursing board to verify NCLEX pass rates..
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    For-profit schools are more lenient. And by lenient, I mean, if you have a pulse, you'll likely get in. Although, the ease of admission is offset by 60k in loans.


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