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Chem grade competitive enough for NCC?

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I found out this morning that for concepts of chem, I got a B-.   Is this going to be a competitive enough grade to get into the nursing program? 
 

 

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43 minutes ago, 3rdgenRN2B said:

I found out this morning that for concepts of chem, I got a B-.   Is this going to be a competitive enough grade to get into the nursing program? 
 

 

It really does depends on your overall GPA which creates a balance. So if you have all As in your other 4 credit courses it might not affect your GPA or your competitiveness. My sister received a B in chem, she had a B+ in another 4 credit course. Her GPA came out to a 3.7, she had a 56 on her TEAS an A in A&P 1 and her rank # came out to an 86.4% she got accepted into NVCC. My rank# was an 89.3% Hope that helped.

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Before this my GPA (cumulative) was 3.57.  I still have A and P 1 and 2 to take.  Not feeling optimistic and feeling like maybe it’s time for plan B

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5 minutes ago, 3rdgenRN2B said:

Before this, my GPA (cumulative) was 3.57.  I still have A and P 1 and 2 to take.  Not feeling optimistic and feeling like maybe it’s time for plan B

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The one thing that I have learned is that thinking about how competitive the grades that you have are will drive you insane or even defeat you before the battle is completed. Take it a day at a time, A class at a time, and one grade at a time.  Think in the now. Never give up. Take some time to feel what you need to feel then shake it off. There is always the option to retake chem. You don't know what your bio grades will be. Shake it off hun.  head back to the drawing board. Don't be too hard on your self. Continue on your journey. Your journey isn't completed therefore things can still turn out way better than you think. I had to shake off the disappointment and retake several classes it wasn't easy but I picked my self up and continued on my journey. I went from 3.6 to 3.9. 

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Also remember that 75% of a cohort is based on rank, and 25% is based on lottery.  So even the lowest qualifying applicant has a shot at one of those lottery seats.  Obviously, it's a better game plan to have your scores be as competitive as possible to get in on rank (or get waitlist number likely to be called), but there's always hope as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

That said, you can retake Chem for a higher grade.  My brother had to retake one of his math classes after he failed with a 56.  The second time was so much easier, and he said the professor would start a problem, and he would be like, "Okay, I'm already 56% of the way there with you."  Having passed Chem once, you have the basics down, so a lot would be review.  You even have time to retake it over the Summer.  Usually, I wouldn't advocate a Summer course unless it were for a very confident student, but since you already know most of the material, a Summer retake might be a good idea while the material is still fresh in your mind.

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