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2 minutes ago, Hailey Dawn Johnson said:

thank god ❤️ I am assuming the status change email is just a generic email sent to everyone! I am so excited I cant contain myself! Some people will probably get in next week since they have to pay the fee to secure their spot 2 weeks after acceptance is offered 

I didn’t get them status change email yet! But yesss same! I asked like half an hour ago couldn’t handle the wait 😂

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I got the same email, gave me a heart attack! Hopefully it's just as they are sorting and we will hear more next week. 

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10 minutes ago, Mamanurse03 said:

I got the same email, gave me a heart attack! Hopefully it's just as they are sorting and we will hear more next week. 

Righttttt!!! This waiting is killing me

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I have been checking every day and its making me crazy lol! Thought I would reach out to see if anyone has heard any good news!

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42 minutes ago, Hailey Dawn Johnson said:

I have been checking every day and its making me crazy lol! Thought I would reach out to see if anyone has heard any good news!

Lol me too!! hopefully next couple of weeks we hear something 🤞🤞

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Hi guys,

Sorry to hijack this post, but this seemed to be the most active/responsive forum for BCIT's nursing program and I'm having lots of stress/anxiety about school and could use some help. I am currently in my undergrad at SFU (about 30 credits away from graduating), but my cGPA for my degree is quite low (like really really low 😞 ) I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether having such a low cGPA will put me at any sort of disadvantage? Or, do I have an equal shot as everyone else if my pre-req grades are good? I don't plan on completing my degree by the time I apply, so I still would be considered as a non-degree applicant. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks guys!

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1 hour ago, s_d97 said:

Hi guys,

Sorry to hijack this post, but this seemed to be the most active/responsive forum for BCIT's nursing program and I'm having lots of stress/anxiety about school and could use some help. I am currently in my undergrad at SFU (about 30 credits away from graduating), but my cGPA for my degree is quite low (like really really low 😞 ) I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether having such a low cGPA will put me at any sort of disadvantage? Or, do I have an equal shot as everyone else if my pre-req grades are good? I don't plan on completing my degree by the time I apply, so I still would be considered as a non-degree applicant. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks guys!

hihi! 

BCIT not only looks at grades, but also extracurriculars. They typically place more importance on (health-related) employment, then grades and finally, volunteer opportunities. Furthermore, the results on your Casper matters! (= If your cGPA is not lower than 70% then you'll still get some points! However, if it's lower, there may be a bit of disadvantage as you will be ranked in accordance to others... 

I do not think you should be discouraged though because grades is only a portion that influences their decision. 

They also look at the credits you have completed up till your application. The more credits you have, the better your chances are. 

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25 minutes ago, Kai804 said:

hihi! 

BCIT not only looks at grades, but also extracurriculars. They typically place more importance on (health-related) employment, then grades and finally, volunteer opportunities. Furthermore, the results on your Casper matters! (= If your cGPA is not lower than 70% then you'll still get some points! However, if it's lower, there may be a bit of disadvantage as you will be ranked in accordance to others... 

I do not think you should be discouraged though because grades is only a portion that influences their decision. 

They also look at the credits you have completed up till your application. The more credits you have, the better your chances are. 

Hi Kai084,

Thank you for your reply. I'm in the process of retaking the high school pre-reqs (Math 12 and Chem 11), and will be taking some of the 18 post-secondary pre reqs next semester. As far as healthcare experience goes, I have over 1200 volunteering hours (6 years worth) at a senior's long term care facility. I also recently got hired (3 months ago) at the same facility to work as a recreation aide (run programs for the residents, etc). I've worked as a recreation aide at another facility for 1.5 years, and also volunteered at a high intensity rehab unit, where I helped the OT run exercise groups. 
I'm only worried because my cGPA is really really bad... believe me. I'll have just over 80 post-secondary units for when I apply. I guess I'm just stressed/disappointed that even if I do really well on the pre-reqs, that might not matter since I have such a bad academic history during my undergrad. 😞  Do you mind sharing what your pre-req GPA, and healthcare/post-secondary experience is? Thank you again for your reply 🙂 

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3 hours ago, s_d97 said:

Hi Kai084,

Thank you for your reply. I'm in the process of retaking the high school pre-reqs (Math 12 and Chem 11), and will be taking some of the 18 post-secondary pre reqs next semester. As far as healthcare experience goes, I have over 1200 volunteering hours (6 years worth) at a senior's long term care facility. I also recently got hired (3 months ago) at the same facility to work as a recreation aide (run programs for the residents, etc). I've worked as a recreation aide at another facility for 1.5 years, and also volunteered at a high intensity rehab unit, where I helped the OT run exercise groups. 
I'm only worried because my cGPA is really really bad... believe me. I'll have just over 80 post-secondary units for when I apply. I guess I'm just stressed/disappointed that even if I do really well on the pre-reqs, that might not matter since I have such a bad academic history during my undergrad. 😞  Do you mind sharing what your pre-req GPA, and healthcare/post-secondary experience is? Thank you again for your reply 🙂 

Hi! No worries 🙂 I understand the concerns you have. 

Unfortunately I won't be able to share the specifics. However, my cGPA & pre-req GPA is considered competitive (i.e., exceeding 70%).

As for my extracurriculars, I have a few healthcare experience (employment & volunteer). 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. I will try to answer them as much as I can.

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14 hours ago, s_d97 said:

Hi guys,

Sorry to hijack this post, but this seemed to be the most active/responsive forum for BCIT's nursing program and I'm having lots of stress/anxiety about school and could use some help. I am currently in my undergrad at SFU (about 30 credits away from graduating), but my cGPA for my degree is quite low (like really really low 😞 ) I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether having such a low cGPA will put me at any sort of disadvantage? Or, do I have an equal shot as everyone else if my pre-req grades are good? I don't plan on completing my degree by the time I apply, so I still would be considered as a non-degree applicant. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks guys!

I would recommend mentioning that your finishing your degree on the application form as well! When I applied I was finishing a certificate and that seemed to help me! With a degree and that much experience you should be ok. It’s worth a shot honestly! 

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15 hours ago, s_d97 said:

Hi guys,

Sorry to hijack this post, but this seemed to be the most active/responsive forum for BCIT's nursing program and I'm having lots of stress/anxiety about school and could use some help. I am currently in my undergrad at SFU (about 30 credits away from graduating), but my cGPA for my degree is quite low (like really really low 😞 ) I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether having such a low cGPA will put me at any sort of disadvantage? Or, do I have an equal shot as everyone else if my pre-req grades are good? I don't plan on completing my degree by the time I apply, so I still would be considered as a non-degree applicant. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks guys!

Hey if you wanna pm me I could give you some help. I also had a low cGPA and did not finish university but got in the program.

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44 minutes ago, lmaoezgame said:

Hey if you wanna pm me I could give you some help. I also had a low cGPA and did not finish university but got in the program.

Hi lmaoezgame,

That would be awesome, thank you so much! How do I send a private message on here?

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