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    find out the problem was because I took my time. I'll be more careful next time! Thankks!!

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    Does anyone have any info about Aurora University? Do they have rolling admissions, 1x or 2x per year? Any expierience with their program? I've been thinking about applying their but caouldn't get through to anyone over the phone for more info.

    Thanks!!

    : )

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    Because of the wait and it being so hard to get inot BSN programs, I have opted to complete my BS in psych and then try Depaul or UIC. I've spoken to both schools today and both told me there are roughly 30-50 applicants trying to get into roughly 36 spots and 40 --can't remember off the top of my head which school said what in terms of how many.

    Here is my concern, how bad is traffic? I am coming from the far west suburbs --closer to 80 though. How long can I be expected to be traveling? Ughhhh... I don't even want to think about it. I've always wanted to be a FNP so this is worth the sacrifice. I am looking at both the GEP at UIC and MSN direct-entry at Depaul.

    Does anybody know how many days per week these classes are? What about parking?

    Thanks!!

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    I originally posted this in the Illinois forum but haven't heard from anyone.

    Okay, I am in a predicament. I'm hoping some of you can help. I have all my gen eds/pre-reqs done for a BSN program here in Illinois. I had been dealing with one local university in particular. However, when I took the entrance test I did not score high enough in one particular area. I have a 4.0 GPA in all my science classes, and a 3.8 in general studies --math, pysch, soc, English, etc.

    I have also worked in healthcare for over 15 years as a CNA/MA. But, because I did not score high enough by 1 percentage point, the school has denied me. I'm feeling utterly hopeless. I've managed such a high GPA while going to school full-time, working part-time, and having 4 kids. Does this not matter? I guess not. Both letters of recomendation from my school and my work does not seem to matter to this facility. I thought the entrance test was supposed to determine "success" in the program. I think I have been quite successful in my studies. Does this seem unfair? I have also been successful at work for a local hospital where I have received employee of the month.

    It hurts to be beat out by a 19-year-old who has no work experience, a lower GPA, but did better on the test. I was told only one girl was accepted by this facility. A group of us test participants exchanged info before the test to further discuss schools and such. Well, I know who passed.

    Why would a school deny someone with obvious work experience and a proven academic record? Can some one point me in any direction right now? I'm feeling pretty down by all this. I was mad, now I'm sad and feeling very rejected.

    If anyone knows of a school who will look at more than just a test score but the overall individual --that would be great! I'm looking in the 'burbs of Chicago. I'd travel downtown, "if I had to" but I live out west.

    Thanks much,
    Paula

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    Okay, I am in a predicament. I'm hoping some of you can help. I have all my gen eds/pre-reqs done for a BSN program here in Illinois. I had been dealing with one local university in particular. However, when I took the entrance test I did not score high enough in one particular area. I have a 4.0 GPA in all my science classes, and a 3.8 in general studies --math, pysch, soc, English, etc.

    I have also worked in healthcare for over 15 years as a CNA/MA. But, because I did not score high enough by 1 percentage point, the school has denied me. I'm feeling utterly hopeless. I've managed such a high GPA while going to school full-time, working part-time, and having 4 kids. Does this not matter? I guess not. Both letters of recomendation from my school and my work does not seem to matter to this facility. I thought the entrance test was supposed to determine "success" in the program. I think I have been quite successful in my studies. Does this seem unfair? I have also been successful at work for a local hospital where I have received employee of the month.

    It hurts to be beat out by a 19-year-old who has no work experience, a lower GPA, but did better on the test. I was told only one girl was accepted by this facility. A group of us test participants exchanged info before the test to further discuss schools and such. Well, I know who passed.

    Why would a school deny someone with obvious work experience and a proven academic record? Can some one point me in any direction right now? I'm feeling pretty down by all this. I was mad, now I'm sad and feeling very rejected.

    If anyone knows of a school who will look at more than just a test score but the overall individual --that would be great! I'm looking in the 'burbs of Chicago. I'd travel downtown, "if I had to" but I live out west.

    Thanks much,
    Paula



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