I got a 75% on my TEAS V test. I know I needed to get at least 85% on my Teas V score to be competitive on most BSN programs.
I found out that West Coast University is now accepting Teas V scores with a minimum score of 58%. So with a 75% score on the Teas V, I was a qualified applicant and I didn't have to take their HESI exam.
Once you're qualified based on taking their HESI or Teas V, the biggest qualifying factor you have is getting approved for Financial Aid or Private Student Loans. If you have all your finances straight, then that's when they secure your spot in their Nursing Program.
However, my biggest gripe right now and most of the students that I have spoken with is that they have a weird system of transferring credits. Each student I spoke to had different experiences on what classes transferred to that school and what didn't.
For example, WCU transfered all of my science classes that I took at Los Angeles Valley College:
Psychology - Intro
Psychology - LifeSpan
BUT, they didn't transfer my General Chemistry.
They transfered my CAL STATE LA:
English 101/102 but they said that both my English 101/102 class that I took only transfers over to their English 140 Written Communication I, but not to their English 140 Written Communication II.
They also didn't transfer the following G.E. classes that I took in CAL STATE LA:
Their reason is that CAL STATE LA is a Quarter system and WCU is a Semester system. This is how they calculate it: 1 quarter unit = 0.67 semester unit
In addition, if they don't think your class is equivalent to their class they won't accept it as transfer credit.
My biggest advice is to go to their transfer credit website: 4 4 Error
and click on the TES link to check if they transfer your classes from the school you completed in.
Basically, I have to retake some classes over again because they didn't consider it transferable. Making my Nursing program completion date longer than 2 years.
In addition, during your first term they give you a set schedule that you can't change. Classes are 10 weeks long. The normal classes you take per term are 2, I've tried to add 1 or 2 more classes to a term, but so far I've been denied.
Overall, my experience with the G.E. professors have been positive. They are very knowledgeable and nice.
If you have any questions please contact me. I will answer your questions to the best of my knowledge.
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