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    I am wondering what version TEAS test that Saint Francis currently uses? When I took the TEAS test last week at Ivy Tech, they were still using TEAS version 3.0. Information on Ivy Tech website indicates that after Sept. 2, 2010 that Ivy tech will be starting to use only version 5. I am not sure what Saint Francis uses for TEAS test. Can anyone tell me? I know that Saint Francis goes by the entire GPA of a student and not just the 4 pre-req's that Ivy Tech uses to calculate who gets into nursing. What version Teas did you take and got in at Saint Francis?

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    Hello, that does not appear to be the case in Valparaiso. I would like to see what happens for this spring semester now that tons of students have switched to Ivy Tech in August. At Valparaiso it seems to be as most people have written, that you must have all all and even then you could be left out in the cold. If say over 200 people are going for maybe 50 spots each semester, then even some of the people with all A's will be left out. I was told that the difference between someone getting in and not getting in may only be a few slim points and that they both were probably deserving to get in. The problem is that until the program is beefed up to meet the demands of enrollment, a lot of people will be left out. I am 41 and do not qualify for grants or free monies either. I am very concerned that I am wasting my money and will have to start all over again somewhere else. Already, this semester when I am finally ready to Anatomy, I had to put my class at Michigan City since Valparaiso had no openings. Also, because I was out of school for years, I ended up starting over at 044 in math which slowed me down. I am now done with 050 math and headed into math 118 (scared to death of this one). I had surgery, so I am going to be completing an incomplete I took in psychology within 2 weeks. I sometimes feel like I am wasting my time though. I just got a B in a class that I heard doesn't matter, but what if they look at every single grade? After all there aren't enough slots for the nursing program at Valparaiso and I heard the same is true of Gary campus. I think I will call and see how many people applied to these programs in fall and now for spring.

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    I guess it just depends on how many people are trying to get into the program. At Valparaiso someone I know checked and was told that 600 people are now trying to get into the program each semester due to all these people transferring to Ivy Tech. I don't know if the number of students is truely that high, I sized it down to saying 400 for purposes of commenting on how many people are competing to get into nursing. Last Spring, I was told that over 200 people typically apply to the nursing program each semester and that only around 50 will get in. Now in August, all these new students transferred over to Ivy Tech and all the classes are filled to capacity and they are building new parking lots, but new parking lots will not get people into the nursing program. They need to add to the nursing program if they have this many people trying to get into the program now. Why would I want to waste my money getting all the prereq's and coreq's done and then not ever get into the nursing program. I am scared because in my psychology class, it is difficult to get an A and I am pretty sure I will not get an A. I hear that even getting one B will mean that you have no chance of getting into the program because surely at least 50 people would have had all A's.

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    Which campus is everyone else going too? Maybe there isn't as much problem getting needed classes at other campuses.

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    I agree that a B in A&P is a good grade. I was just saying what was told to me by a professor, and that was that A's are supposed to be really hard to obtain. I think if this is the case, then why do they turn people away from the nursing program for having a B? At the campus I go to, there are way to many people trying to get into the nursing program. When I started all this prereq and coreq stuff in the Spring of 2009, even then there were too many students going for the few openings in nursing. Now there are at least double the amount of students attempting to go for nursing at Valparaiso and probably at Gary too. Lord knows how much increase in students the other Ivy Tech campuses across the state have seen. We were told in my Exposition and Persuation class that enrollment was at a maximum and that there were no seats left in most classes. I find that to be true now also. I had to enroll for two classes at Michigan City because there were no openings at Valparaiso. I am very worried what I am going to do with all of these credits I accumulate if I do not get into the nursing program once I get done with A & P one and two. I had major surgery, so I only enrolled in 9 credit hours for the Spring. The assistant Dean said that I would not lose financial aid or be reduced because of this. I hope she is right. I am on Salle Mae loans, I don't get any grants or free moniss because I am married and my husbands income exceeds any guidelines for getting grants. I do hope to apply for scholarships becasue I have good grades, but I haven't had a chance to see if there are any out there that I qualify for. I guess if Ivy Tech becomes impossible to tet into for nursing, I will have to think about going somewhere else. Hopefully all my credits would transfer.

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    Also, I forgot to say that I had all A's in everything until that one B in Health and Wellness that just came out on my grades today. Since I don't know why I got a B, the teacher is looking into it. It is hard to get A's. I had one professor tell me that Ivy Tech tells them that A's are supposed to be very hard to obtain and that it is preferred that the professors not give them. I tried very hard to work my butt off and I did get an A in both English classes taught by that professor. No more English, I am done with the prereq and the coreq. A's can be had, maybe they just don't like the professors to give them. We actually argued that point in my Exposition and Persuation English class.

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    Unfortunately, the campus that I am attending (Valparaiso, Indiana) has too many students and a majority of the students in all of my classes were headed for nursing when asked by the professors. I got a B in one class so far this semester and it is the required 1 credit hour class (Health and Wellness). I am not sure why I got a B, so the teacher says she is looking into it for me. I had major surgery at the very end of October, so I took a medical Incomplete in Psychology because due to being legally blind in both eyes at present (even after surgery) I did not have the 5-7 page paper written yet that my psychology professor required. I also have some tests to do that the professor has to put in the testing center. I am scared because I know if I get a bad grade in Psychology, I will never get into the nursing program. It is near impossible to get an A in the class I am in, there was no homework or extra credit and all tests were 20 questions and quizzes were 10 questions. I heard that over 400 people are competing on this end of the state to get into the nursing programs due to all other colleges ending the 2 year associate degrees. So many people enrolled at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso that they didn't have enough parking spaces. They just broke ground on two new parking lots. All classes are filled to capacity for prereq's for nursing. I had to take one class online for this coming semester and two classes at Michigan City because nothing I needed was available at Valparaiso. Some of us think that if Ivy Tech is allowing so many people to come into the college to take all the prereq's and coreq's for nursing, the campus should add more nursing programs. I heard only 50 people get in every semester, that means that the other 350 anticipated students would not stand a chance even if they had all A's. I am wondering what other people are doing about this problem and if anyone has any suggestions. I still have A and P one and two to get through, but by the time I finish them, all of my other coreq's and prereq's will have been done.



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