Just wondering if anyone has thought about applying for the Jan 2018 intake yet? I'm finishing up my second A&P credit, as well as Stats, and currently am sitting at a 3.5 GPA with the 2 English and 1st A&P prereqs. Worst case, with the two final classes, it will drop down to between 3.4-3.3. I do have a Bachelor's in Psych and English, but my GPA from that was far less than stellar, so I'm hoping they don't look into those grades at all.
I'm panicking a bit though, as I don't have many options aside from Langara. I didn't plan on nursing at all up until like last year (hooray for useless Arts Degrees), so I don't have volunteer hours or any of the high school pre-reqs like Chem and Math. Also, I can't afford to wait any longer to get this going.
Does anyone know the GPA cutoff for the last few intakes? I keep reading that nothing less than 3.6 will get in, and if by some miracle I ace Stats and A&P II, I'll barely hit that at 3.67.
I hope that the presence of a degree will help but this high GPA cutoff has me really nervous.
Any and all answers are appreciated
Feb 3, '17
The GPA cutoff for the past intakes other than the most recent one (January 2017) are irrelevant as the pre-req's were changed.
The new pre-reqs made the average to get in MUCH lower (from 3.9 down to 3.0)
The cause of the drop is the removal of "booster" courses where people would take the easiest post-secondary credits and get a 4.33 In them.
Replacing the "booster courses" are English 1129/30 and A&P 2, which are much harder courses.
However, the GPA for intake is expected to rise as time goes on. The reason the GPA for intake was so low (3.0) was because it was the first intake with the new requirements and as such, many people did not have the new requirements. Less applications = less competition.
And yes, if someone applies with a degree as long as they have the VERY MINIMUM requirements they are given admission (From an information session at Langara).
Last edit by rxty on Feb 3, '17
: Reason: Grammar