Congratulations on your acceptance, guys!
And now for a few questions from someone who is a nervous wreck applying for Fall '08...
1) Can you guys give me an idea of what your stats were or the overall average GPAs of the incoming class?
-I'm really scared about my GPA because I really screwed up my freshman year of a cumulative GPA of a 2.8. And my question also involves... what determines the GPA they are looking for? The pre-req classes only? or ALL of the classes.. even if they were just like the CHEM 101 which was just the the prep chem class for CHEM 112 ? I also took Calc (for fun) which ended up screwing me over because I received a C in the class which brought me down tremendously because it was a 5 credit class.
When I apply...
-My cum GPA = 3.0
-My pre-req GPA will be 3.4
-My science GPA is 3.2
I attended UIC during that freshman year and now I am currently at Oakton finishing up the rest of the pre-reqs (Orgo, A&P I and II, Nutrition, and Dev Psych), and will have a very high GPA of a 3.8-4.0.
My second question is...
2) Do you think they will see it as a step down that I'm now attending a community college(for any reason) but am doing phenomenal in? I'm really debating to myself if I should return to UIC for the upcoming spring semester in hopes of having some sort of advantage ?
I know GPA is not the only think they consider, but I know it is VERY important. I heard the average GPA accepted now is about a 3.5!! blah
I think other than my GPA will put me into a competitive running... I volunteer and shadow nurses a few hours every week, and I've gone through a CNA program over the summer.
Any input would be appreciated. I'm such a nervous wreck because of my GPA that one year! I really want to get into UIC's BSN program.