GRE for Columbia University ETP

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Hello,

Am curious to know what GRE score would make me competitive for the ETP program @ Columbia University. Present students, alumni and others with reliable information are welcome to respond, thank you!

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PacoUSA, BSN, RN

3,445 Posts

Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry / Oncology.

I sort of found an answer on my own on this thread:

https://allnurses.com/new-york-nurses/columbia-universitys-school-120206.html

But if anyone has any current insight, by all means chime in, thanks!

A1551

22 Posts

not a current student @ columbia but I recently attended an information session for the ETP. I can at least tell you what they told us.

For the GRE's - they said the last accepted classes avg was around 1100 and 4.5 on the writing and basically to shoot for at least the 50th percentile. They also said the last accepted class had an avg GPA of around 3.59

Hope this helps!

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

3,445 Posts

Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry / Oncology.
not a current student @ columbia but i recently attended an information session for the etp. i can at least tell you what they told us.

for the gre's - they said the last accepted classes avg was around 1100 and 4.5 on the writing and basically to shoot for at least the 50th percentile. they also said the last accepted class had an avg gpa of around 3.59

hope this helps!

this info does help quite a bit, thank you a1551! :up: i wish i could attend an information session but i am currently not in the nyc area and looking at their info session schedules i likely won't be able to attend any of them before the application is due. not that i need the info to convince me to apply to the school, but it would be nice to be at a live session to meet with staff and ask questions on the spot. thanks again!

maybesooninny

80 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, General Med/Surg.

What is ETP?

I'm applying to Pace's Combined Degree BSN/MSN program for Jan. I have a B.A. (in business), I had a 3.9 GPA in my undergrad, but I was worried the grades I got in A&P I and II (both C+'s) and my GRE scores (which were basically a little over 1000 and 5.5 on writing...) could prevent me from getting in there.

Any thoughts? What's the tuition/financial aid situation at Columbia?

caffreak

43 Posts

Hi, I'm in Columbia's ETP program. ETP is entry to practice which basically means that we go straight from becoming RN's to the masters program to practice as NP's (you can take a year off if you want). I wouldn't sweat the GRE's, I don't remember my scores though I think I scored in the 90th percentile on english but must have done terribly on math.

I'll give you some pointers for getting in but we have an extremely diverse class so I can't be totally sure about anything.

If you can't go to an info session but can come to new york, call the school and arrange to meet with someone in admissions, they love when applicants show interest.

Our class is made up of people from ages 22-around 55! Most people have had experiences outside of America and are very passionate about their areas of interest.

Tuition is alot, I don't know the exact amount but nearly everyone gets a $30,000 scholarship.

I'm really happy that I decided to go to Columbia but I have to warn you that the summer is extremely difficult and people did drop out. If you know that you want to become an NP then ETP makes sense, but if you want to be an RN and you don't care if your degree has a "brand name" then try to go to the cheapest school possible- it will save you a lot of headaches.

I should probably stop now!

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

3,445 Posts

Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry / Oncology.

Hi Caffreak, thanks for your insight. I have since decided NOT to apply to the 2010 ETP, not because of the program by any means, but because of the co$t. The cost even with the scholarship will likely be prohibitive for me I thought especially when I can try to go somewhere less expensive and for an ABSN (one of my choices being Stony Brook, which I know is hard to get into but even as an out-of-stater would be less costly). I was definitely not concerned with the accelerated pace of the program as all the other programs to which I am applying are likewise accelerated. And now that we're in mid-Sept. it's too late for me to buckle down for GRE prep with that application dedline looming (considering as well that this is THE busiest season for me in my job).

I personally also wanted more than a year under my belt as an RN (preferably 3) before I started on a master's program. I know however that I DO want to pursue an NP and Columbia is my only choice for that when the time comes, as I do know they have a standalone master's program in my intended specialty. Very excited about that.

This is my ideal plan of course, so it all depends on how well everything goes towards that. I may even reconsider the ETP for the following year if things don't work out this way within the year, and I will certainly have more time to prepare for that.

Best of luck as you continue forward in the program!!

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