GPA..repetitions.....

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Hi everybody!

I was hoping to get some feedback on this:

I've read many posts with people with 3.5's and above GPA's so Ive always wondered if you got those high GPAs the first time around or if you've repeated any classes? I've read in here that you should repeat classes to get better GPA's so my question is... Does your school have a policy on repeating classes? For example, I know that Cal state Long Beach and Los Angeles have a maximum of two repetitions.

So that brings me to another question. For these schools that only allow two repetitions they average both grades. So how do they do that? Do any of you know? If you get a D the first time and an A the second is that a B? or if you get a D on the first try and a B on the second is that a C? Im so confused...please help me I need to know how to calculate my GPA with two repetitions.

SonicShapes

SonicShapes

7 Posts

Hi everybody!

I was hoping to get some feedback on this:

I've read many posts with people with 3.5's and above GPA's so Ive always wondered if you got those high GPAs the first time around or if you've repeated any classes? I've read in here that you should repeat classes to get better GPA's so my question is... Does your school have a policy on repeating classes? For example, I know that Cal state Long Beach and Los Angeles have a maximum of two repetitions.

So that brings me to another question. For these schools that only allow two repetitions they average both grades. So how do they do that? Do any of you know? If you get a D the first time and an A the second is that a B? or if you get a D on the first try and a B on the second is that a C? Im so confused...please help me I need to know how to calculate my GPA with two repetitions.

I got my GPA higher than 3.5 without repeating any class. But I know some of my classmates have repeated or will repeat classes not because they want to get better grades but because they NEED to. (They got a D, and in my school D is not acceptable.)

Well this is all I can say...I know it is not helping you. Sorry!

jda1977

jda1977

30 Posts

My gpa has always been on first go around. I believe at my schools you cant repeat a course if you meet a passing © grade only a D and lower and then at that point they do an average...

Nursetobejmm

Nursetobejmm

16 Posts

At my school I was told by another student who received a "C" in A&P and he then decided to retake this class to improve not only his GPA though also because (I was told) if you receive a "C" then when you apply for the nursing program and they see you have a "C" it will lower the chances of you getting in the first time applying even if you received "A's and B's" in your other classes. Anyway, my school in Illinois does not average the two grades so if you receive a "C" the first time around and an "A" the second time around then you get an "A". Though I would think it would still show up on your transcripts that you took the class twice and what grade you received each semester.

Hope that helps although rules and regulations vary by schools.

Terri

Kim O'Therapy, BSN, RN

Specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community. 773 Posts

My GPA was first time around. The schools I've applied to do consider how many times you took a class, not just the grade. Also, the school I'm at now has increased tuition for repeated classes.

LadyEJ BSN, RN

LadyEJ BSN, RN

Specializes in Clinicals. 222 Posts

Mine was first time around also. Every school's policy differs. I know one school that takes the most recent grade, rather than the highest. And I know of another that takes the highest

ORaddict

ORaddict

26 Posts

i repeated a class but it wasn't anything that was going to be of paramount importance to my nursing career...it was american history. i incompleted due to pneumonia one semester and stupidly not informing anyone of my condition. when i repeated i just received the a in the class on my transcript with a notation above it that it was a retake. i'm also working my way back from taking classes straight out of high school without knowing what i really wanted to do. i thought that i was wasting my time in class and my gpa definitely reflected that. in 3 semesters i've worked up to a 3.48 from a 2.45. *patting myself on the back*

i don't know if my school averages since i've never had two grades in the same class.

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:nurse:

becca

"a person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. jolted by every bump in the road".

henry ward beecher

ms mimi

ms mimi

116 Posts

at my school (community college) if you got a "C" the first time and an "A" the second time the "A" is counted on your GPA only, but the "C" still shows up on your transcript. on the other hand at the university where i live they will average out the first and second and that goes on your GPA.

Kim O'Therapy, BSN, RN

Specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community. 773 Posts

i repeated a class but it wasn't anything that was going to be of paramount importance to my nursing career...it was american history. i incompleted due to pneumonia one semester and stupidly not informing anyone of my condition. when i repeated i just received the a in the class on my transcript with a notation above it that it was a retake. i'm also working my way back from taking classes straight out of high school without knowing what i really wanted to do. i thought that i was wasting my time in class and my gpa definitely reflected that. in 3 semesters i've worked up to a 3.48 from a 2.45. *patting myself on the back*

i don't know if my school averages since i've never had two grades in the same class.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

:nurse:

becca

"a person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. jolted by every bump in the road".

henry ward beecher

good for you! :yeah: the same thing happened to me; however, it took me until i was over 30 to get serious again. good job on your turn-around.

mt33133

mt33133

94 Posts

Hi everybody!

I was hoping to get some feedback on this:

I've read many posts with people with 3.5's and above GPA's so Ive always wondered if you got those high GPAs the first time around or if you've repeated any classes? I've read in here that you should repeat classes to get better GPA's so my question is... Does your school have a policy on repeating classes? For example, I know that Cal state Long Beach and Los Angeles have a maximum of two repetitions.

So that brings me to another question. For these schools that only allow two repetitions they average both grades. So how do they do that? Do any of you know? If you get a D the first time and an A the second is that a B? or if you get a D on the first try and a B on the second is that a C? Im so confused...please help me I need to know how to calculate my GPA with two repetitions.

I took pre-req classes for nursing my first go around in college. Some how I lost my way and ended up making B's and C's in my Anatomy's/Micro's etc. So I graduated with a degree in Child and Family development. Now at the age of 31 I finished taking my Anatomy's and Micro's and I made straight A's (A's in lecture and A's in my labs) and I have been accepted to one of the top BSN programs in GA for Fall '06. I think it is ridiculous that someone is expected to pursue a "career" at the age of 18/19 years old.

All I can say is that if you retake a class the grade will be averaged. So if you pulled a C or a D the first go around make sure you get an A the second time around. You need to really prove that you can handle the sciences - as they are imperative to nursing.

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