Retake Pre-Req's- waste of money?

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    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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    I notice your in CT, what school are you applying for?
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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?
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    Quote from Ariana214
    I notice your in CT, what school are you applying for?
    TRCC, you?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: ).
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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?


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