Published May 24, 2017
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Well I did not get in and neither did the 4 friends who applied with me and like some of you one of them had a 4.0 with no repeats.
But the good news is I did waitlisted somewhere else and after speaking with the recruiter on that pretty sure I will get it. She said the last few years everyone on the waitlist had been accepted. They have a very short list and all my docs are all lined up.
Anyone else NOT get a letter again today, or am I the only one left wondering whether I got in or not?
Does anyone know how many they put on the waitlist?
For those who asked what PSB books I used to prepare - I actually bought and studied the wrong books. I bought "PSB Health Occupations Secrets Study Guide: Practice Questions and Test Review for the PSB Health Occupations Exam" and "PSB Health Occupations Exam Practice Questions: PSB Practice Tests & Review for the Psychological Services Bureau, Inc (PSB) Health Occupations Exam". I took some practice exams and studied these books. However, the questions in these books were much harder than what was on the actual PSB for Collin College. I shouldn't have bought the books for "Health Occupations". I really didn't study for anything other than the science and math sections. To be honest, I was petrified of the science section because it had been 5 years since I had taken A&P. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not as difficult as I anticipated.
Anyone accepted has to reply by October 16th and confirm whether or not they will be accepting the offer. I'm sure they'll be contacting people on the waitlist sometime within the next couple of weeks. I think this program is really competitive because it's a quality program with a really reasonable price. I'm an older student with kids about to go to college, so I can't/won't take on any large amount of debt at this point in my life. If I were younger, I would also apply to the other (more expensive) ADN/BSN programs out there with more openings. If your heart is set on Collin College, keep re-applying and don't lose hope.
Anyone start a Summer 2018 thread yet?
I'm super stressed now. I got into UTA's online program for Fall 2017, but declined because I realized I really don't want to do nursing school online. I made a 95 on the entrance exam for UTA but I didn't do very well on the PSB. The short time limits really killed me. I didn't answer enough questions to get a competitive score. I'm retaking it in October but I'm reading that even those with 4.0 and very good PSB scores still didn't get in. I'm worried I will never get in and I'm kicking myself for turning down another program. Ugh. Stressed!
MavWagg, ADN, BSN
Anyone start a Summer 2018 thread yet?I'm super stressed now. I got into UTA's online program for Fall 2017, but declined because I realized I really don't want to do nursing school online. I made a 95 on the entrance exam for UTA but I didn't do very well on the PSB. The short time limits really killed me. I didn't answer enough questions to get a competitive score. I'm retaking it in October but I'm reading that even those with 4.0 and very good PSB scores still didn't get in. I'm worried I will never get in and I'm kicking myself for turning down another program. Ugh. Stressed!
I used to mometrix PSB for nursing study guide I found it helpful to some extent. Academic Aptitude is a killer, not because the subject matter is difficult but because of the amount of questions that need to be answered within a 15 minute time span. 90 questions, verbal, non-verbal and math. I managed to score an 82 in that section. I am sure others have a better approach but here is what I did. I tackled that section first. As i was moving through the test I was answering all the questions I knew the answers to. Primarily focusing on verbal and non-verbal as the answer were somewhat instinctual when looking at the options. Math on the other hand was tough and unfortunately I don't have any helpful tips to offer other than I answered all questions, even the ones I didn't know the answer to.
Yes, I scored lowest on Academic Aptitude even though I did awesome on the Mometrix practice tests. The time limit is crazy to me! Do you think you are just supposed to guesstimate the math answers? I actually did the math out and don't think I missed any but I also didn't get through very many questions because of it. And I got through even fewer of the verbal and non verbal questions because the math ones took so long to do long hand. If they are going to give such a short time limit they should give a calculator. Frustrating!
Do you remember how many of the Academic Aptitude questions you actually answered? Did you get to all of them?
I answered all questions, I left nothing unanswered as we were advised that overall evaluation considers all correctly answered questions only,and not the ones answered incorrectly. Is this a fact? I am not sure but it is because of this that I tried my best to answer everything. There have been some people that have scored in the 90's in all three sections of AA. I would be curious to know what method they utilized
My suggestion is to quickly go through the AA section and answer everything you know. Then, go back and do the questions that take more time. Spend the last minute or so just making sure you put in an answer for all questions. It's better than leaving them blank. I took the AA section first and almost wanted to cry when it was finished because I thought I had bombed it. The other sections weren't easy either, but they weren't nearly as stressful as the AA portion.
BrittJ412, this woman right here has some of the best AA, and PSB scores I have seen!
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