Quote from MANinER
Sorry to vent but I am so mad. I got put on an alternate list for the nursing program because they filled all the spots with residents first. I worked hard the last three years to finish all the pre reqs while working full time and having a wonderful supporting wife and two awesome lil boys 2 and 5. But now my only option is to go on the waiting list at another school here in orlando which is a year long, I am not getting any younger.... GRRRRRRR:angryfire
I can understand...however, not sure if it makes you feel better, it is very common, especially with community colleges.
In my program, because this is such a rural area and most everyone has some kind of family everywhere, some students put down a relative's address instead of where they actually lived when they applied to the college AND the nursing program. This bumped them "up" to resident status.
Well, Karma came around...and when those students very excitedly told others of how they "got in" the first round...it wasn't a week later before phone calls started going to the Dean wondering how Suzie got in because she is from _____county.
Well, the students that got reported had to give additional documentation, and were not able to prove residency...and they got their admissions to the nursing progam yanked.
The first thing I would do, is call the school to see if non-residents EVER get accepted..because at our school, they don't. They have to accept the resident
with the LOWEST amount of acceptable points (based on a combination of TEAS, GPA, etc)...before they can accept a non-resident
with the HIGHEST acceptable score. Because of the amount of residents applying, non-residents are never accepted, but are put on the list.
Translation: A resident that had a 2.0 will get accepted over a non-resident with a 4.0.