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If I finish with a 3.2 GPA at Valencia college, will I get in the Nursing program?

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Im taking two classes now and I have 2 more classes to go before I can apply to the nursing program, but I have a 3.1 GPA now that Im not proud of :( and I already know I need a 3.2 average. I know if I pass all my classes with A's maybe one B I will barely be at 3.3 GPA ...maybe?? I also have my AA, in which I took a bunch of classes that hurt my GPA. That was before when I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in life. Will having an AA help my chances of getting in as well? So pretty much I be at the bottom of the pool here lol has anyone been accepted with a 3.2 minimum at valencia?

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 4 years experience.

It's difficult to say. Each nursing program has their own criteria for acceptance. Some base their acceptance on GPA and test scores, some use a points system, etc.

3.2 is low for a nursing program but there have been people with lower that have gotten into programs elsewhere. Try to look at the stats from their previous classes to get a good feel for what a competitive applicant is. For many nursing programs, at 3.8 seems to be a minimum even though their requirements might state you need a lower GPA in order to be eligible to apply.

Remember, just because it is the minimum that they would accept does NOT mean that you will get in with that GPA. Assume everyone else applying has a higher GPA and make moves to set yourself apart (in a good way) from the pack.

I hate to say it because I do not have a problem with private schools, but if you are really determined on becoming a nurse, consider the private college route. They at times appear to be slightly more lenient than state run institutions, however their tuition is significantly higher.

How can you see what the stats are for the previous class? I'm having trouble finding it. Thank you!

windsurfer8, BSN

Specializes in Psych/Military Nursing. Has 14 years experience.

Ask the school. No one here can guarantee if you will or won't get into nursing school.

It depends on gpa of other applicants when you apply