Austin Community College - ACC - Spring '12 Hopefuls - page 4

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Heyyyy everyone! There isn't a thread yet for the Spring '12 hopefuls, so I thought I'd start one :clown: I just finished Microbiology, College Algebra and 4 of my 5 coreq's, and all I have left is Physiology, Pharmacology... Read More


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    Good luck to everyone as we turn in our applications. I am applying for the Spring '12 as well. I am taking Pharm and Physiology this semester. This summer I am going to "clean up" some grades I got with my first degree to give more points towards the application.

    Does anyone know what a realistic number is to get in. I've heard 51 is almost a guarantee and others say you are safe at 45+. Has anyone heard any evidence to support/contradict these numbers? Also, when do letters typically go out?

    Thanks. Hope to meet you all soon... on the othe side.
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    When I went to the nursing info session last november, ACC's Nursing Admissions Specialist stated that the past few years the minimum cutoff was at 52. However, after reading some of the most recent threads in regards to the ADN cutoff score it seems like there are a lot of re-applicants so the cutoff score may be higher. I'm attending another nursing info session, which is today, so I'll be sure to ask that question again.

    As for acceptance letters, I'm not sure when those come out....but I'm pretty sure the ADN homepage will let us know when they send the letters. Oh, and make sure your ACC email is set up and that your current address is on file with admissions.

    Best of luck to you and I'm sure we will all meet very soon!
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    Thanks Anna. I'm right in that 51-53 range (assuming A's this and next semester), so just trying to get a grip on what my realites really are.
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    I'm in the same boat assuming I'll get a 10 on the HESI.
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    Hey everyone! I just got back from a nursing info session and thought that the following info may be useful for us all.

    -There are around 350-400 applicants.
    -They expect to accept 150 students, saving 10% of those spots for re-applicants.
    -Cutoff score is usually 52-53.
    -The top 200 receive permission to register for RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills I; however, this does not always mean you are accepted to the ADN program. They select 200 students since they know there will be deferrals and those who do not pass the background check so they want enough students to choose from to fill the 150 spots.
    -You are not allowed to take the HESI until ALL pre-reqs are completed (they've done away with taking the HESI 6 weeks out from completion of last pre-req)
    -There is also a penalty if you do not show up for the HESI WITHOUT notification- penalty is a 6 month wait to apply.
    -Also they said that they usually try to get the ranking in by the third week after the deadline for applications.

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote from annbananz
    -Cutoff score is usually 52-53.
    Annabanz,
    thank you posting it.
    As far as the cut off, if what they say is true why do I hear so many people worried about getting all A's? From what I am getting it's almost like you have to have 4.0 GPA to get in. and even when you get all A's you are not guaranteed to have a spot because there are so many reapplicants.
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    Quote from tat_nurse
    Annabanz,
    thank you posting it.
    As far as the cut off, if what they say is true why do I hear so many people worried about getting all A's? From what I am getting it's almost like you have to have 4.0 GPA to get in. and even when you get all A's you are not guaranteed to have a spot because there are so many reapplicants.
    I think for some a higher cutoff score would equate to having a better chance of being accepted into the program the first time around. So with all A's and max points for the HESI, a student would get the max score of 56. We were told the total amount of students being accepted is 150 with 10% of the spots for re-applicants....so 15 re-applicants with a high enough score and 135 for new applicants meeting the cutoff score.
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    Quote from annbananz
    I think for some a higher cutoff score would equate to having a better chance of being accepted into the program the first time around. So with all A's and max points for the HESI, a student would get the max score of 56. We were told the total amount of students being accepted is 150 with 10% of the spots for re-applicants....so 15 re-applicants with a high enough score and 135 for new applicants meeting the cutoff score.
    I have a feeling that there are more than 15 people reapplying. IN my classes I met so many people who were reapplying or knew someone who was reapplying. Well.. what Iam talking about... read some of the ACC nursing links on this website.... some people choose not to start on the 1try if they didn't get into the Hybrid section
    I guess it becomes even tougher once you didn't make it the 1st time- only 15 applicants...
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    Acceptance letters went out May 19th last year for Fall 2010 and September 22nd for Spring 2011. Hope that helps ya'll to get an idea with time frames.

    My first time applying for Fall 2010 I had an initial rejection with a 50 or 51, I can't remember. One of my friends had a 53 and made it fine on the first try. Then I got a late acceptance 3-4 weeks later but I didn't want to go to the CEC campus so I deferred. When I re-applied my points were through the roof at a 59 because I got to count the "A" I received in nursing skills. Our nursing skills instructor told us all first time applicants that 90% of us would get rejected. Very disheartening but sadly turned out to be true.

    Half of my hybrid class level 1 students this semester are re-applicants. If you get a rejection letter it will tell you how many students they accepted and how close you were to the cutoff. If you are close, don't lose hope!! We lost 5 students out of the 30 we had in hybrid this semester in the first 8 weeks.

    Good luck to all of ya'll!!
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    Thanks RADIATIONRN2BE!

    You are always full of incredible information


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