CSUSB Fall 2012 Hopefuls - page 2

Hey everyone! Well we made it mighty far and now we are done with pre reqs and on to applying! I am applying to the 2012 cohort and would like to invite everyone else that is applying to post here... Read More

  1. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    of course ST!

    ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS certify mail with return receipt. I just did 2 apps yesterday and one update to the unversity. it was actually $6.23 per app/update

    So be prepared to spend some $$ for each application and update, and do not forget to update the universities, with a SEPARATE envelope with transcripts!
  2. by   Spiffyness
    I send my apps with the return receipt and certified mail, but I didnt for the Fall 2011 transcripts that I sent to CSULA and SFSU. For those, I just sent it with the regular postage stamp. I also didn't send my SDSU packet with return receipt/certified, too late now!
  3. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    I always send anything school related, certified with return receipt
  4. by   Spiffyness
    What does certified actually mean? Is it possible to send something with return receipt and not certified? Lol, only reason I ask is because when I went to the post office and turned in my first nursing app ever, they told me I had to do both certified with the return signature. Never actually knew what that meant ..
  5. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    I think you can do no certify no receipt., just certify, just receipt, or both. I always do both. Certify is that you can track it to make sure it gets there. I wouldn't take a chance of something like transcripts don't make it and have to order and send them again.
  6. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    Glad we have til march for CSUSB. My professors writing my letter of rec is lagging it. Ugh and my other letter of rec my not.be done for awhile. Ugh I hate depending on other people for what I need. Oh well I may have to ask someone else to write it. bummer.
  7. by   Spiffyness
    Aww. I got mine done in December so that I wouldn't have to worry about it this semester. It didn't state that both have to be from professors right?
  8. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    no the character one doesnt have to be from a professor. i remember going to the info session and asking and they said only the academic one is professor. i believe they dont even read them! i bet they just make sure you have two and skim them and then give you the whopping two points they are worth or something!

    ugh what a waste, im getting my character one from an employer.

    i tried to do it in december but my professor was overloaded with classes (was teaching like 5 classes and 3 labs) and so i just waited. he said its supposed to be done today and ready for me to pick up!
  9. by   Spiffyness
    Oh I see, hopefully you will get them today so you can send in your packet! I got my academic one from a professor but he didn't teach one of the pre-reqs for nursing or a science or whatever. Hope that doesn't matter, and for my character one I had my volunteer leader write it. I'm always so lazy to go to the info sessions Only went to the one at CSULB cause that's where I go. I know you get extra points for going to the CSUSB one right? Its like an hour and 15 min drive from where I am so I was like ehhhhhhhh, it's still winter break time to sleep in more!
  10. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    Ha ha ya I went to one but I'm down the 210. Like 45 mins away. Ya you get extra points for it but according to them its not worth much. I guess they rate the most points in this order:Pre req GPATeas (overall score)Overall GPACounty you live inLetters of rec Attend info sessionso I mean I heard the letters of rec are two points total so I bet the info session is one point But they didnt reveal how they selected their students.
  11. by   hellowelcome
    When I emailed one of the nursing staff members, he told me that overall GPA doesn't play a factor in the decision making as long as it meets the minimum requirement. I hope it doesn't because my overall GPA isn't very competitive
  12. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    They told me that it does. It's like ranked right after teas and pre req GPA. No sweat, my overall Is barely a 3.2
  13. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    Ok so i am wondering if they will take high school foreign language. Because at my high school, I took ASL and it was offered only 2 years which made you intermediate in the language. Well after I graduated they added on another year. I hope they take ASL for two years in high school. I mean, what was I going to take for a third year? Beginning Spanish? I hope they accept it. I'm going to ask though just case and BTW they do take previous healthcare experience according to this linkHttp://WWW.CSUSB.edu/majorsdegrees/undergraduate/RN/requirements.aspx