Is grad school really this hard to get into? - page 6

Greetings! Soooo after Georgetown kept haunting me to apply, I ended up not getting accepted. Waiting on Univ of Cincinnati (online) acceptance., I never knew graduate school would be this hard to... Read More

  1. Visit  itsnowbegun profile page
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    Hey everyone!

    Ok so I received my call this week. I have already registered for classes, ordered my books and my books are here! I know we have a black board as well for communication but if you are interested in a FB page please send me your email and I will add you to the group that will be for us. Congrats to everyone that has made it to grad school thus far! We have a month left until school!!!!
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  3. Visit  txrn84 profile page
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    Hi itsnowbegun,

    I can't receive private messages yet (not enough posts) but I wanted to ask if you could PM me some details about the call when you get time, so I'll know what to expect when I start in the Summer. Also, would you mind sending the book list in the message, so I can get an idea of what books will be needed? Thanks so much, and look forward to keeping in touch with you to find out more about how things go. It's pretty exciting to be starting soon at such a great school with such great people
  4. Visit  Sara911 profile page
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    Quote from rninme
    I really think that the essays and work experience applicants bring to the table have as much sway in the acceptance process as a 4.0 GPA has, maybe more. I will be in my early 50's when I start FNP and I have not felt my age is a deterent at all.
    Hello, new to this site and reading about Frontier. I'm in my 50s and applied to Frontier and wasn't accepted. Like Jory, I think they have a particular type of student in mind, and that GPA, essays, and experience aren't the keys. I have 28 years in EMS, 17 in nursing, I'm an ACLS Instructor and they rejected me. No waitlist, nothing. I don't see age having anything to do with it, but maybe they do. I had a 3.1 GPA, good essays, excellent references, I can't figure out why they rejected me. I was upset at first, but I'm moving on to Plan B.
  5. Visit  rninme profile page
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    Quote from Sara911
    Hello, new to this site and reading about Frontier. I'm in my 50s and applied to Frontier and wasn't accepted. Like Jory, I think they have a particular type of student in mind, and that GPA, essays, and experience aren't the keys. I have 28 years in EMS, 17 in nursing, I'm an ACLS Instructor and they rejected me. No waitlist, nothing. I don't see age having anything to do with it, but maybe they do. I had a 3.1 GPA, good essays, excellent references, I can't figure out why they rejected me. I was upset at first, but I'm moving on to Plan B.
    With a 3.1 GPA did you take the GRE or the MAT? If not, your GPA would not have met their cut off. Good luck to you - I did not put all my faith in Frontier either - I also applied to several local schools in Maine.
  6. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
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    Quote from Sara911

    Hello, new to this site and reading about Frontier. I'm in my 50s and applied to Frontier and wasn't accepted. Like Jory, I think they have a particular type of student in mind, and that GPA, essays, and experience aren't the keys. I have 28 years in EMS, 17 in nursing, I'm an ACLS Instructor and they rejected me. No waitlist, nothing. I don't see age having anything to do with it, but maybe they do. I had a 3.1 GPA, good essays, excellent references, I can't figure out why they rejected me. I was upset at first, but I'm moving on to Plan B.
    Honestly, I think there are somethings like experience that put individuals ahead. But...first you have to come to the table with basics being where they need to be. Ill be honest...3.1 GPA isn't something that would stand out. That might what got you cut and they may not have looked beyond that. I had a 3.7+ and was actually concerned when I applied to grad school. Since a 3.0 is the lowest acceptable grade in my grad program I could see them not being okay with 3.1 GPA for an undergrad.
  7. Visit  roxhannah profile page
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    I had a borderline GPA and applied to Frontier, Ball State, and Austin Peay (Regents). I have worked at Vanderbilt for 2 years on a surgical med/surg floor. I had a 3.0 in my ASN program and then I did an online (Ohio University) BSN program and had a 3.7. I was turned down by Frontier and Ball State but did get into the FNP program at Austin Peay. Now I just hope I can make it through the next 3 years!

    PS - I am from Cincinnati and went to UC for some of my undergrad. I also have a few friends doing their Adult NP there and they like it!
  8. Visit  jsmith1982 profile page
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    Just wondering what were your GPA's when you got accepted in UC's program. I applied for Summer 2013, and I hate the wait game.....


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