For those awaiting acceptance letters from Northern Illinois University - page 14

My question to all of you that applied for this year, what is your GPA?I am trying to find out how competitive the program is this year. The waiting game on the acceptance letter is killing me and I... Read More

  1. by   Reese2012
    Does NIU require you to take an exit exam before graduation? I did not see anything on the website, or maybe I was looking in the wrong place.
  2. by   KareBear0609
    Yes, I believe you take the HESI. But, I know one of the classes in the last semester is an NCLEX prep class, where I believe you would take the HESI. Their website doesn't provide a lot of information. But, I think I've read every single post about NIU on here lol and that is what I've read.
  3. by   Sallytt6
    Just an update guys! So I just spoke to Julie a nursing adviser at Niu.. She said letters will be going out at the end of next week for transfer students... There is always a waiting list after admission.. Hopefully we will all get in without a waiting list. She also said anyone on the wating list should call to check their numbers of the list because the follow the list according to the numbers... Like we all know she also said admission is base primarily on the prerequisite GPA.. which the traditional average is 3.6 to 3.8... I know we've heard all this before I just want to share it again.. Goodluck to every one..
  4. by   KareBear0609
    Thanks for the update, Sally! So, they accept the 140 or whatever it is additional students who are put on a waiting list?
  5. by   KareBear0609
    So, the GPA accepted is 3.6 to 3.8?
  6. by   Reese2012
    I talked to Delores in the nursing office and if you get a pink form with your letter, you have been admitted. She said if you did not complete all of your pre-req's then you will most likely start in spring 2013. There are three different letters you can receive:


    Good luck everyone
  7. by   Reese2012
    NIU takes 100 transfers, if some of those transfers do not go to NIU, then they begin to take people off the waitlist to fill those spots. Not sure how many will be put on the waitlist.
  8. by   KareBear0609
    This all just makes m too nervous! I did not even know they waitlisted!
  9. by   KareBear0609
    God I hope 3.88 is good enough
  10. by   willow7
    Thanks for the updates. I'm getting so nervous now... I don't feel like I can wait another whole week.
  11. by   Reese2012
    Karebear I am sure you will get in, you have a high enough gpa
  12. by   KareBear0609
    Thank you, I appreciate your positivity. I guess I'm not so much worried about my GPA as I am the number of pre-reqs completed. You have to have a minimum of 5 completed and when I applied, that was exactly what I had. Since I applied in Novemer, my grades from fall weren't included. A&P I and A&P II counts only as ONE class, not two. Since I only have A&P I completed, that didn't even count towards the number completed. I also had chemistry lecture completed, but not lab (which I'm in right now) so that also didn't count towards the number completed.
  13. by   KareBear0609
    Megs ~ Let us know if you get your letter today