What gets you accepted into a program?

  1. I decided to start this post from the feedback I was getting from a previous post. What gets (or got) you accepted into a program? The school I was attending before the Navy picked us up and moved us was cut and dry. If the fall class accepted 50 applicants, they would go through the results and pick the top 50 scores and that was that. No interviews, no references, no nothing. You either scored high enough to get in, or you didn't. Now out here, I am finding that everyone who passes gets an interview. If that is the case, what are they looking for? Do the people with the highest scores stand out more than the others? I am sorry that I have so many questions, but the more I continue to learn the different processes, the more confused I get. :uhoh21:
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  3. by   S.N. Visit
    With my school they took the highest scores in GPA, Compass test, and co-reqs that were completed.

    We did not have an interview. I think it would be wise if they would start an interview requirement , because some applicants have been accepted that have hygenic problems or weird/stange personalities . I think if you get called in for an interview they'd most likey access what type of student you will be.

    Good luck to you!
    Last edit by S.N. Visit on Feb 7, '05
  4. by   hospitalstaph
    THa ADN program that I applied for requires a 2.5 GPA and satisfactory scores on the NET test. Once you achieve the 2.5 you are all equal so 2.8 and 4.0 have the same chance of getting in. No interview is required. They do require a photo of you for their records, not sure why?

    Tracy
  5. by   ayndim
    Ours is lottery based. If you have at least a C in all the pre-reqs, 50 on the reading and 50 on the math parts of the net, and all of the non-academic hoops jumped through you get a time/date stamp. Then they start going in order. If you don't get in your same date/time go to the next semester so you are higher on the list. Doesn't matter if you have a 4.0 or a 2.0. You have the same chance of getting in.
  6. by   Plagueis
    Quote from L&Dsomeday
    THa ADN program that I applied for requires a 2.5 GPA and satisfactory scores on the NET test. Once you achieve the 2.5 you are all equal so 2.8 and 4.0 have the same chance of getting in. No interview is required. They do require a photo of you for their records, not sure why?

    Tracy
    My school requires a minimum 2.5 GPA just to be considered, but they accept the students with the highest GPA in the prereqs (Anatomy, Psych., Sociology), and the highest scores on the NET. Also, no interview is required. I've never heard of a school that required a photo, however. That seems odd to me. Does it really matter what potential nursing students look like?
  7. by   PhoenixGirl
    I applied to an LPN program which was first come, first serve, no prereqs. I applied last year and I start on Feb 22nd. To get into the bridge LPN-RN program, I have to have my prereqs completed with a 2.0. I've heard it's easier to get into a bridge program as far as wait goes, we'll see what happens for me.

    Good luck with your school interview.

    Rebecca
  8. by   ayndim
    Quote from PhoenixGirl
    I applied to an LPN program which was first come, first serve, no prereqs. I applied last year and I start on Feb 22nd. To get into the bridge LPN-RN program, I have to have my prereqs completed with a 2.0. I've heard it's easier to get into a bridge program as far as wait goes, we'll see what happens for me.

    Good luck with your school interview.

    Rebecca
    It is easier to get into block 3 after the prereqs. I think it is because so many drop out or fail out of block 1 and 2.

    If I hadn't already done almost all of my prereqs I would do it the way you are. In fact, my cousin asked me about it (she has no prereqs) and I advised her to do it that way. I just gave her my hcc 130 and 145 books and she will be enrolling in Rio tomorrow.
  9. by   youknowho
    The 2 programs I am currently applying for are all GPA ,GPA ,GPA and a little bit of the TEAS. No interview, No photo , just grades.
  10. by   mom2michael
    Previous college, previous grades, previous work experience, volunteer experience, community service, reference recommendations (you score the person 1-10 in several areas) and finally ACT scores but ACT scores after my class will no longer be used.

    All of this info is put into a computer and the *top* people are chosen for the program and ranked 1-50. There are no interviews. Pending a background check, the top 50 are chosen. If you decline, they start down the list of alternatives. Over 300 apply each year......

    Now that I've started school.....I wish there were interviews. We have several people that are very booksmart and I'm sure they looked great on paper but they lack common sense and people skills and now can't function in classes that don't require memorization. I think that interviews might have weeded those people out.
  11. by   manna
    My school bases entry solely on GPA and ACT scores. I think the averages for those accepted in my class was a 3.5 GPA and a 23 ACT.
    Each school has its own method... some use interviews, tests, etc in addition.

    Good luck!

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