What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school? - page 2

There seems to be a lot of questions on how important GPA is to get into a program. So I decided to start a thread where people can see , and average them out. We can all speculate on the... Read More

  1. by   x_factor
    Quote from brenay
    I have a 3.4. I applied to some schools for Fall 2013 admittance. What are my chances?
    Depends on what the cut-off is this admittance period for that school. Sometimes cut-off runs low, sometimes cut-off runs high. Depends how high the GPA's were of the other students applying.
  2. by   brenay
    Quote from x_factor
    Depends on what the cut-off is this admittance period for that school. Sometimes cut-off runs low, sometimes cut-off runs high. Depends how high the GPA's were of the other students applying.
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
  3. by   Melissa1986
    It depends on several factors like GPA, test scores, essays/interviews, etc. Check the school website and see if they post the profiles of the previously accepted students.
  4. by   x_factor
    Quote from brenay
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
    It depends on what criteria the school uses for admission. Some use a mixture of GPA, test scores, essay, volunteer/work experience, ect. Some use just GPA and test scores.

    My school uses just pre-req GPA and your HESI test score, with GPA holding 90% of the weight for admittance. The cut-off for my school is almost always around 3.7.
  5. by   brenay
    Quote from x_factor
    It depends on what criteria the school uses for admission. Some use a mixture of GPA, test scores, essay, volunteer/work experience, ect. Some use just GPA and test scores.My school uses just pre-req GPA and your HESI test score, with GPA holding 90% of the weight for admittance. The cut-off for my school is almost always around 3.7.
    Now I'm really nervous. One of the schools I applied to--the same as the girl I mentioned in my previous post-- it requires a GPA of at least 2.5, a Minimum ACT score of 21, and a list of any volunteer work/community service/certifications/activities/honors/credentials that you have done or received. The other school I applied to requires at least a 2.5 GPA, a minimum 21 ACT score, an essay, & that's it. The first school with the most requirements is notoriously competitive. An average of 370 people applied last year and only 160 were accepted. :/ The second school has a reputation of higher acceptance rates. I don't know if it's as competitive as the first.
  6. by   brenay
    Quote from Melissa1986
    It depends on several factors like GPA, test scores, essays/interviews, etc. Check the school website and see if they post the profiles of the previously accepted students.
    I checked. It doesn't have any information of previously accepted students. :/
  7. by   cgrant
    Quote from brenay
    So it all depends on GPA? Gosh that sucks. Me and this other girl applied to the same school. She has a 3.8 GPA. Her ACT score is a 23. I have a 23 also. So depending on the cutoff, she will get chosen over me huh?
    It honestly really depends on the school... I live in Westchester county in NY, the ADN programs out here all have different qualifications.. For instance WCC uses the TEAS exam for their primary decision and only required to get C's. Cochran (which is my school) looks at your grades/ GPA , still have to take teas but admissions is not heavily weighed on that. I was accepted into Cochran with A's in a&p 1&2 , and contingent upon receiving a C+or higher in micro. Dorothy Hopher is another one that uses the TEAS exam. Pace looks at GPA 3.0 or higher. Mount Saint Vincent 3.0 or higher, etc... My point is it depends on the school and their criteria.
  8. by   brenay
    Quote from cgrant
    It honestly really depends on the school... I live in Westchester county in NY, the ADN programs out here all have different qualifications.. For instance WCC uses the TEAS exam for their primary decision and only required to get C's. Cochran (which is my school) looks at your grades/ GPA , still have to take teas but admissions is not heavily weighed on that. I was accepted into Cochran with A's in a&p 1&2 , and contingent upon receiving a C+or higher in micro. Dorothy Hopher is another one that uses the TEAS exam. Pace looks at GPA 3.0 or higher. Mount Saint Vincent 3.0 or higher, etc... My point is it depends on the school and their criteria.
    I understand. I am driving myself crazy wondering if I will be accepted or not. I need to stop!
  9. by   Melissa1986
    Quote from brenay
    I understand. I am driving myself crazy wondering if I will be accepted or not. I need to stop!
    That's normal.... I did the same thing, and I'm sure mostly everyone else did too.
  10. by   Racer15
    My bachelors degree GPA was a 3.8, which is what I used when applying to nursing school. I also made a 28 on my ACT, which helped quite a bit.
  11. by   FutureCRNA?
    My GPA was a little over 3.7. My school (a state university with a BSN program) uses GPA to determine acceptance, contingent on meeting all the other criteria. I believe I heard that the lowest admitted GPA generally is around a 3.4. Usually about 150 people apply and about 75 are accepted.

    I've completed 1 semester of 4 so far with a 4.0. I have my eye on CRNA school in the future!!!
  12. by   nurseywifeymommy1
    Mine was 3.5
  13. by   Michaela, RN
    Total undergrad GPA : 3.6
    Total Prereq GPA: 3.92
    Total Nursing school GPA : 4.0 after the first semester

    I am in a BSN program

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What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school?