Competitive GPA

  1. Hi everyone! So I am applying to nursing school in order to start next fall. I keep hearing my peers saying that in order to be accepted we must have a "competive GPA". In you guys opinion, what is a competive GPA besides a 4.0. I'm really curious! Because I sure don't have a 4.0. However, I do have As in all of my A&Ps & micro.
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    It REALLY depends on the school and the applicant pool they have to work from.
  4. by   opalbee
    You should talk to an advisor at your school; he/she would probably know the most about what the nursing program usually accepts. I know that at my last college, their program was so competitive that you basically HAD to have all As, and I think a lot of the applicants had prior medical experience that you also had to compete with.
  5. by   verene
    It really depends on the school, their applicant pool, and what factors the program looks at when selecting applicants. The individual program is the best place to contact for a definition of "competitive."
  6. by   IdrisSedai
    At my school, you pretty much have to have straight As in all prerequisites to be competitive. From there they look at HESI and prior degrees to determine acceptance. My school only accepts 30 per campus though.
  7. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    You could also check your schools website for profiles from previous admissions. Mine has the average GPA, TEAS score and other useful information.
  8. by   opalbee
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    You could also check your schools website for profiles from previous admissions. Mine has the average GPA, TEAS score and other useful information.
    I certainly wish my school had this information. I tried checking their website all over, especially in the nursing section, but I couldn't find anything. They're the largest community college in the state, so I can't imagine why they wouldn't have any figures. Google Search doesn't bring up anything, either. I will be speaking to an advisor this upcoming semester, though.

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