Published Apr 15, 2014
I'm applying for the spring'15 and the application deadline is September 1. When did you have to take the TEAS? How was it? and when did you get an acceptance letter?
Is it hard to get accepted? Did you have previous healthcare experience? What were your prerequisite grades?
How is the overall program? ANY advice?
You have to take the TEAS before the application deadline. You should get an email about where to sign up, but I signed up on the ATI website and you just look for the dates/times available for Crouse. I took it about 3 weeks before my deadline which was March 1st and got an 82 overall, and did very well on the math and science section, pretty horrid for myself on the english section. So I got "advanced" where as satisfactory is the minimum/passing and exemplary is above advanced. I got my acceptance letter April 1st, so its usually around 1 month after the deadline. Make SURE you get in all your paperwork prior to the deadline especially any transcripts, as well as any AP scores.
I'm not sure how hard it was to get accepted, but I was very nervous I would have to try again because the 3 people I know that are in the program/recently graduated had to reapply. I go to SUNY Geneseo and will graduate in a few weeks, and my GPA is a 3.07, however I am a Chemistry major and that has the worst average GPA for all colleges in the US. The only classes I got C's in were physical chemistry and biochemistry and some silly humanities class. I've taken regular bio/labs, every chemistry class you can think of, A&P 1, Nutrition, Ethics, Sociology, Psychology, anthropology etc. I still have to take Microbio/A&P 2 and lifespan development at some point during nursing school or hopefully this summer. All the other nursing "prereqs" I've taken I've gotten A's and B's in. So overall, its pretty surprising I got in with such a low GPA. However, my TEAS score was good, all bio/gen eds and basic chemistry grades were good, and I did very well in high school.
I didn't have any previous healthcare experience.
So "prereq" grades
Gen Chem: B+/A-
Can't say how the overall program is, but my friends love it. Get a TEAS review book, and if you can't buy one look for stuff online/in your local library or ask them to order it for you from another library. Study each section thoroughly, do practice questions, take a practice test, evaluate what sections were the worst for you, and study those sections more. It goes Reading, Math, Science, English. The math is high school level or lower (NO calc) basic addition, subtraction, mult and division of large numbers, decimals, fractions...and some word problem type stuff. Science, some was obvious stuff but other stuff very specific and unless you were in a class recently that had the material its hard to get right. Reading was all about comprehension but its a little obscure what they want sometimes so make sure you study the material they have in the ATI TEAS study guide. Same thing with English, all grammar (which I suck at). Some poeple will be good in some sections but bad in others. I think your overall matters the most, though I'm sure they like to see you can handle science and math material really well.
I start the RN program in August
I took the TEAS last summer @ BOCES actually (I was originally planning on doing a LPN program there). I bought several review books with test questions, and studied for about 2 weeks. I thought the test was hard, but I am a horrible test taker (panic every time), and I actually did really well (advanced scores).
I did 2 semesters at OCC for pre-req's..Math, Chem, Medical Reading, Bio, A & P I, and took a clep exam for my eng 103 credit. My overall GPA was 4.0
I have zero experience in anything medical related.
I got my acceptance letter mid-April.
Since I haven't started classes yet, my only advice is be proactive with your application, and be sure you get all the documents/forms in early, and call them before the deadline to confirm they have everything they need from you.
I saw this thread and I am hoping that someone who responded is still around to answer. After the application deadline for Crouse were you called in for an interview? And if so how soon after the deadline were you called. It mentions a personal interview in the admission considerations. I wasn't sure if St. Joes did this too as thats another school I applied to. Thanks in advance!
@NYStudent18: I had an interview before the admissions deadline. I'm not sure if they also do them after?
I actually was also going to piggyback off of NYStudent18 and ask if getting a financial aid email before getting an acceptance/waitlist/denial letter in the mail might be a good sign of acceptance into the program? I was sent an email requesting that I fill out a fafsa and MPN note before Nov. 1. But I have not heard anything about acceptance yet. Getting a tad anxious!
TinyNurse2be... I hope it's not a bad sign that I haven't had an interview yet. I assumed it would be after application deadline but it's good to know that isn't the case. Did you receive an invite by mail or email? I also got that financial aid email and at the top it stated it was being sent to all prospective Spring 2016 students.
I know it said that, I'm just trying to put my anxiety at ease, I guess. Lol. I was fine before the deadline and now I'm kind of freaking out.
Have you called/emailed admissions to ask about the interview portion?
LOL! I know! This wait is going to be killer! When I asked she said that letters would come out 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. So we should find out early to mid October. I feel like I don't want to keep bothering them and I should try to be patient. When you scheduled the interview how were you notified of coming in for the interview?
Well, after I was finished with the application, I called admissions and asked what I could do next. Then scheduled an interview after that. I wasn't notified of one, I made it myself. So, I'm not sure how it works normally. I wish I could help with that.
Haha, also, about once per day I have to stop myself from emailing someone about it. I have a draft already written in gmail and I keep telling myself "NO! Be patient!" I still haven't sent anything thank goodness.
Waiting till mid-October is going to be SO ROUGH though, thanks for that info.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that emails them like crazy!! They must get flooded with emails!! LOL.. Good luck!! October will be here before we know it!
From recent information I gathered, after the application deadline, you will be notified by mail if you were selected for an interview. Not all applicants will be offered an interview. I am not sure when the letters will be out for the Spring 2016 applicant interviews, but hopefully they will be out soon. I think we would receive something by the end of next week if we were selected to be interviewed.
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