From University to Community College

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    Some of you may have seen my previous posts and I don't want to go into it anymore. The past is the past and I want to move in the future!

    I am just wondering if ADN programs look at GPAs from other schools? I'm hoping this isn't the case.. I'm starting to take all my prerequisites in the spring and on.

    I already have Psychology done.
    In the Spring I'm taking:

    Sociology, Biology, and Chemistry

    In the summer:

    A&P 1/2

    I'm hoping to get into the ADN program , but if I don't -- if I retake classes (I know the old grades won't erase from my transcripts) but will future schools weigh the newer grades into their decision. Or stick with the old ones? This is for future BSN programs as well..
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    Also are RN to BSN programs easier to get into?
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    It really depends on the program honestly...I'm doing and ADN program then getting my BSN.

    My program looks at GPA then credits then recommendation letters. So it's very competitive.

    I'm no program administrator but I'm almost positive your GPA will matter...
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    Quote from JayCimone
    It really depends on the program honestly...I'm doing and ADN program then getting my BSN.

    My program looks at GPA then credits then recommendation letters. So it's very competitive.

    I'm no program administrator but I'm almost positive your GPA will matter...
    Well of course they're going to look for GPA at the community college I am going to be attending, but I am wondering about my other GPA, as since I did transfer in all the credits I did transfer doesn't effect my school that I will currently attend
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    Most schools will look at your GPA.

    Did you say your taking A&P 1&2 in the same summer semester????
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    Quote from DadStudentPerhaps
    Most schools will look at your GPA.

    Did you say your taking A&P 1&2 in the same summer semester????
    I'm saying will my CC look at my GPA at lets say Pace.

    A/P 1 in Summer Session 1
    A/P 2 in Summer Session 2
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    Quote from Cg37387n
    I'm saying will my CC look at my GPA at lets say Pace. A/P 1 in Summer Session 1 A/P 2 in Summer Session 2
    Yes. Schools will require transcripts (therefore grades) from every school you attended. However, different schools put different amounts of value on your GPA from different places. For example, some schools may calculate your GPA based on your last 60 units, some only look at certain classes, and some will use every grade to calculate your GPA. Either way, all schools will want to see all of your transcripts even if they don't use every class to consider you for the program.

    I'm assuming you're asking this because you, like myself, have some regrets. If so, don't let a bad GPA count you out of nursing school or a BSN program! I had an awful undergrad GPA and am now in an accelerated bsn program so it can happen! When I was looking into nursing schools I looked at what each school based their acceptances on and applied to those that didn't put a lot of emphasis on my not so shiny past.
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    Most schools will look at your cumulative GPA from all schools attended. How much that's factored in will vary. For example, for most community colleges here in CA, as long as you qualify (minimum GPA, minimum TEAS score, etc), you go into a lottery, where you have an equal chance with all of the other qualified applicants, regardless of who's "more" qualified.
    Some schools will look at the new grades, some won't allow repeats (MANY won't), some average the two, it varies. You'd have to see what the policy is for that program.


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