I live in CA and the schools around my area require at least a 2.5 and some require a 2.6 for the community colleges. I think I will barely have a 2.4 when my pre reqs are done. Does this mean I can never apply to a nursing school in my life or what do I do?
The minimum is the minimum required to apply, but is NOT the cut-off. Almost no student ever makes it into a nursing school with just the minimum pre-req GPA. My college has a minimum of a 2.8, but the cut-off is around 3.7 - 3.8. The director told me in her 10 years at the school, she's never seen anyone with less than a 3.3 make it into the ADN program at my community college.
If your pre-req GPA is only a 2.4, no you will likely not be accepted to any RN program, that's just the facts. Your best bet is to re-take any of the classes that you did poorly in, work for a better grade, and try to raise your GPA to a more competitive number (at least somewhere in the 3.0 range).
Last edit by x_factor on Dec 9, '12
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