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Clayton State University Spring 2018 Cohort

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Hello All,

I am applying for Clayton States Nursing Program for Spring 2018. I just took the Kaplan on the 6th and wanted to see who else is applying with me this semester! I made a 76 on the Kaplan and I have a 3.52 GPA. For anyone else who wants to join this forum on our journey to Nursing School this semester you're more than welcomed !!! Add your stats too !

Hey! I am applying for the 2nd time now after getting waitlisted last semester :( I made an 86 on the KNAT and now my GPA is a 3.2? I wanna believe with my GPA up a little I'll make the cut this time around.

This is my first time applying to CSU's nursing program.. or any nursing program. Kaplan 79, Overall GPA 3.08, BCPM GPA 3.05. Hopefully, I will get in on my first try because I didn't apply for any other nursing program *fingers crossed*.

I find it hard to understand why you didn't get in with an 86 KNAT and 3.2 GPA:( ... according to their requirements, you should have a "good" chance. Fall is usually more competetive than the spring but still... don't worry. Just keep swimming! You'll get in this time

I find it hard to understand why you didn't get in with an 86 KNAT and 3.2 GPA ... according to their requirements, you should have a "good" chance. Fall is usually more competetive than the spring but still... don't worry. Just keep swimming! You'll get in this time

@mnewland you'll get in this time around just keep the faith! Just as @pandalele said I find it hard to believe that you were wait listed with those stats...

@pandalele good luck to you as well! Were all in this waiting process together... I'm looking forward to all of us receiving good news in these next couple of months !

Well, my GPA went up a little since I applied. My overall is a 3.0 now, before it was a 2.9? The average gpa of people that got in for fall were at a 3.4. So theres still a good chance I won't get in again this time around. :/

@mnewland stay positive !

There was a girl I met in my A&P lab, who was retaking the class the 2nd time. She previously got rejected about 3 times by CSU's nursing program so she was practically just taking filler classes until she gets accepted into nursing. She told me she was going to keep on applying until they got tired of seeing her name on those applications. Long story short, after her interview and a week into November, she never came back to lab (not even to take the final lab practical!). She had finally gotten accepted. Btw this story is legit, I didn't just make it up lol.

Moral of the story is... don't lose hope. She didn't and she got in. Even med school applicants often have to apply multiple times before they make it in the second time around... or the third. All we can do right now is wait it out and hopefully not receive any letters in October because from what I heard, October letters = rejection.

Btw my "nursing" science GPA is also crap (2.7 currently; below the minimum 2.8). In fact, my nursing advisor actually told me that I wouldn't even make it in because it is so low, and insinuated that I shouldn't even bother applying. BUT SCREW THAT. I rather apply and let the nursing faculty tell me no than to not even bother applying because my nursing advisor told me I'd never make it in. I'm taking a chance and rolling the dice.

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Hi,

My overall GPA is 3.28, M/S GPA 3.22. I scored an 89 on the KNAT. I have one attempt at all classes and I am finishing up my prerequisites this semester. This is my first time applying to the program and the wait is already making me so nervous!! Good luck to everyone!

Very impressive! With scores like those, you'll definitely get in.

I've talked to a lot of people and there really is no method or sense of how people get in based off of their stats. It's driving me crazy hearing lots of very different stats and who has gotten in with what. To be safe, and lessen the blow if it happens, just be prepared to not get in. And if we do, it'll be that much better. But always have a backup plan.

I have not, I REPEAT, I HAVE NOT verified this info with anyone at CSU, but I think this is how they select applicants... at least it is what I would do:

1. They look at academics. Since numbers may vary, I believe they average your academics. For example:

Best Criteria

Overall GPA: (3.4/4)*100 = 85

Math/Sci GPA: (3.4/4)*100 = 85

KNAT Score: (85/91)*100 = 93

Sum/300 total pts=====> = 87.7 (this is the well qualified average for entrance)

They probably do this for all the students and rank them. So in other words, the less applicants there are, the less competition there is to compare your academics to.

2. They take into consideration the attempts at math/science courses and prereqs remaining. Say for example, Person A attempted A&P once and received an A. Person B had a D the first time, retook the course and passed with an A. I would favor the person who received an A the first time. Furthermore, a person who has more prereqs remaining is more likely to stay, finish their prereqs and apply a second time during the next cycle if they were to be rejected the first time.

3. Lastly, I think they use the interview to break up ties between similarly qualfied applicants and that is why this plays such a minor role in the admissions process.

@Jmart11 Great stats ! Congratulations as well on the high Kaplan score. Its getting closer to October and my advisor, said that early-October is when decisions begin to go out for those who are ineligible. The second group of letters are for those who are eligible but not competitive. Then the students who are left have interviews, and the last set of letters are to those who have been waist listed or accepted. This is the general breakdown of what to expect over the next month or two . In past forums I've read were not hearing back in early October means that you've made it to another round in the process...

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@pandalele I commend you for continuing to pursue your dreams and not letting our advisors discourage you! I've had a similar situation happen to me in the past. I'd always rather take a chance, than to live with regret.

Thanks for the tentative schedule! I had somewhat of an idea, and no news is good news early on. I really hope it's true that not as many people apply for Spring than Fall. Definitely getting more anxious to know what's going to happen. I just want my chance at this so bad. And I really don't see me attending any other school. I know I"m supposed to be here.