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Retake Pre-Req's- waste of money?

  1. 0 So my ADN program computes your GPA from 6 courses. Rank is based on:
    25% A&P 1 Grade
    25% TEAS Score
    50% GPA from six courses.

    I have a 3.29 from the six. My B-'s are in Math and English. I have a B in A&P 1.

    Is it waste of money to retake these? Should I hope for random selection? Is it better to just retake A&P 1 or all 3? I just want to get in!!!
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  3. Visit  Ariana214 profile page
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    I notice your in CT, what school are you applying for?
  4. Visit  Guy in Babyland profile page
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    you need to look at how each would affect your grade. Each of the 6 "other" courses is only 8% of the ranking, so repeating math and english would affect the ranking of 16%. Retaking A&P 1 or Teas has a 25% affect on the ranking. Cost-wise repeating A&P 1 is cost-effective (25% for 1 class versus 16% for 2 classes). How is the TEAS score computed for the 25%? If you retook that, would that improve your ranking much?
  5. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from Ariana214
    I notice your in CT, what school are you applying for?
    TRCC, you?
  6. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from Don1984
    you need to look at how each would affect your grade. Each of the 6 "other" courses is only 8% of the ranking, so repeating math and english would affect the ranking of 16%. Retaking A&P 1 or Teas has a 25% affect on the ranking. Cost-wise repeating A&P 1 is cost-effective (25% for 1 class versus 16% for 2 classes). How is the TEAS score computed for the 25%? If you retook that, would that improve your ranking much?
    Thank you for that info! I got a 68% on the TEAS. I could retake that as well.
  7. Visit  MissCris profile page
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    If I were you, I would definitely retake A&P and the TEAS. I'm applying at NCC this year. A girl in my class is retaking A&P right now, she applied last year with a 3.5 GPA, B in A&P and a 75 on the TEAS and didn't make it in. An A in A&P would give you a much better shot and since it's 4 credits it will help out your GPA too.
  8. Visit  MissCris profile page
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    Also, have you taken Sociology, Lifespan, Psych, or your Humanities class yet? Those also count in your nursing GPA since they're part of the program (even though they're not pre reqs) That could be another way to get that GPA up.
  9. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from MissCris
    If I were you, I would definitely retake A&P and the TEAS. I'm applying at NCC this year. A girl in my class is retaking A&P right now, she applied last year with a 3.5 GPA, B in A&P and a 75 on the TEAS and didn't make it in. An A in A&P would give you a much better shot and since it's 4 credits it will help out your GPA too.
    I think I may do that if I don't get in this round. I was waitlisted at 84 this year. I think if I get waitlisted again this time, I will. Ugh, hate to think of doing that cat again, lol.
  10. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from MissCris
    Also, have you taken Sociology, Lifespan, Psych, or your Humanities class yet? Those also count in your nursing GPA since they're part of the program (even though they're not pre reqs) That could be another way to get that GPA up.
    Yes, I have taken all. Finishing Microbiology now. But, no they are not counted. It is Chemistry, Intro to Software Apps, English 101, Intermediate Algebra, and A&P 1-2. The rest are pre- req's, but not NURSING GPA. Wish they were: ).
  11. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from MissCris
    Also, have you taken Sociology, Lifespan, Psych, or your Humanities class yet? Those also count in your nursing GPA since they're part of the program (even though they're not pre reqs) That could be another way to get that GPA up.
    MissCris, are you in program or applying now?
  12. Visit  LC1619 profile page
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    I am also applying to TRCC. There are 12 classes that make up the nursing GPA: Chemistry, English 101, Intermediate Algebra, A&P 1, Intro to Software Apps, and if you have taken any of the following they count those too: A&P 2, Microbiology, Psych, Lifespan, Sociology, Eng 102, and Humanties.
    There is a GPA calculator at the bottom of the nursing admissions page that has them all listed.
  13. Visit  RInursingstudent profile page
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    Quote from LC1619
    I am also applying to TRCC. There are 12 classes that make up the nursing GPA: Chemistry, English 101, Intermediate Algebra, A&P 1, Intro to Software Apps, and if you have taken any of the following they count those too: A&P 2, Microbiology, Psych, Lifespan, Sociology, Eng 102, and Humanties.
    There is a GPA calculator at the bottom of the nursing admissions page that has them all listed.
    It says what is counted in page 3-5 I believe towards the nursing GPA. It used to be all, but they changed in for the 2013-2014 year. Also, when/ if you did fill out the application, it only asked you for those classes?
    Last edit by RInursingstudent on Dec 10, '13
  14. Visit  LC1619 profile page
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    According to the nursing packet,"Nursing GPA is based only on the college courses with grades that meet the nursing admission and nursing program curriculum requirements". That would be 12 classes. Why would they include all of those classes in the GPA calculator if they weren't needed?
    The application asks for the grades of the classes that need to be completed to be able to apply. They pull the rest of the grades off your transcripts.
    Have you been to one of the nursing program information sessions? They explain the process of how to compute your GPA.


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