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OCCC-TRADITIONAL Spring 2021

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I am applying to OCCC for Spring 2021. Just curious if anyone else is applying and if so, how many points do you have? My advisor told me just a few got in with 15 points for the fall semester. I am very nervous! I will be applying with 14-16 points it just depends on how I do on my placement test tomorrow. 

Edited by kayleen

Hi Kayleen! I applied with only 12 points. It's pretty low but I thought it would be worth a shot to apply and just see what happens. I hope your placement test went well!

Hello!  I applied for Spring 2021 with 15 points! I applied for this fall also with 15 points, but I was waitlisted at #30 and there was nothing I could do this semester to raise my points so I am just hoping for the best! 

On 9/4/2020 at 5:20 PM, ariellynette said:

Hi Kayleen! I applied with only 12 points. It's pretty low but I thought it would be worth a shot to apply and just see what happens. I hope your placement test went well!

I was only able to apply with 14 points. Hopefully, the applicant pool won’t be too competitive. I wasn’t able to take my writing placement test! I don’t know how true this is but I have heard that usually the Spring application period isn’t as competitive as fall. 

Hey! I applied with 19 pref. pts. I'm worried that I may have filled out the application incorrectly, though! My advisor was no help. I hope we all hear back sooner than later. I've heard the Spring program is much less competitive, but Covid may have changed things. Fingers crossed!

I have a feeling that this applicant pool could be smaller because of COVID. Also the points might not be as competitive since there weren't as many opportunities to gain points since everything shut down. Yes, fingers crossed! I am so anxious about finding out!

I applied with 16 points. I applied for the fall with 14 but was waitlisted at #55. Hopefully, the two extra points will help me get in! I've also heard that Spring is easier to get accepted into because it's a nighttime schedule and a lot of people don't like that.

Edited by ashleyjacob

I have heard that Spring is not as competitive, also! Personally, I would rather go to class at night because of my schedule with work. I think 16 is a solid number. I was disappointed I did not have time to retake my writing placement test. I missed it the first time by 2 points. Oh well, I know it hasn't even been a week yet, but I constantly am thinking about it! 

On 9/7/2020 at 6:40 PM, kayleen said:

I was only able to apply with 14 points. Hopefully, the applicant pool won’t be too competitive. I wasn’t able to take my writing placement test! I don’t know how true this is but I have heard that usually the Spring application period isn’t as competitive as fall. 

Do you mind me asking what your GPA is? I also applied with 14 points. I am so nervous!!

On 9/15/2020 at 10:45 PM, maitorr said:

Do you mind me asking what your GPA is? I also applied with 14 points. I am so nervous!!

I believe my GPA is between a 3.0 & 3.1. What’s your GPA? I am trying not to think about it, but everytime I get an email I can help but immediately check my phone. 

A little off-topic...

I just looked on self-service to register for late fall and noticed that I now have two programs listed: One is AA Liberal Studies (which is what I've always had) and now there is also AAS Traditional Nursing ... does this mean something??! I certainly didn't add it. I guess it's possible my advisor changed something, but he's been kind of MIA and didn't really help me apply. 

I wonder if this is automatically added for everyone that applies or if it means something. I think I'm just grasping at straws, though.  

Edited by Michelle S.

I also applied for the Spring 2021 traditional program and anxiously waiting to hear back! I applied with 15 points and 3.3 GPA. I am really hoping this applicant pool will be less competitive due to Covid keeping us from being able to obtain as many points as usual. Good luck everyone! 

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On 9/18/2020 at 2:27 PM, Michelle S. said:

A little off-topic...

I just looked on self-service to register for late fall and noticed that I now have two programs listed: One is AA Liberal Studies (which is what I've always had) and now there is also AAS Traditional Nursing ... does this mean something??! I certainly didn't add it. I guess it's possible my advisor changed something, but he's been kind of MIA and didn't really help me apply. 

I wonder if this is automatically added for everyone that applies or if it means something. I think I'm just grasping at straws, though.  

I noticed this happened to my OCCC portal as well. I just got on there to check something out and my student portal which has been blank since I am not an OCCC student now has been completely filled out with Nursing as my major and all my transfer courses added with an anticipated start date of January 2021 for "AAS Nursing". I am wondering the same thing. I am not sure if they do that for everyone that applies or what but it took me by surprise, especially since I have never attended classed at OCCC. The good news is it looks like they have all my credits transferred and in the system correctly. 

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On 9/18/2020 at 2:27 PM, Michelle S. said:

A little off-topic...

I just looked on self-service to register for late fall and noticed that I now have two programs listed: One is AA Liberal Studies (which is what I've always had) and now there is also AAS Traditional Nursing ... does this mean something??! I certainly didn't add it. I guess it's possible my advisor changed something, but he's been kind of MIA and didn't really help me apply. 

I wonder if this is automatically added for everyone that applies or if it means something. I think I'm just grasping at straws, though.  

I noticed this as well on my account. I am not an OCCC student so it was a little surprising to see that everything had been filled in relating to nursing. Mine shows the anticipated completion date which would be accurate if I started in the Spring. I really don't want to get my hopes up, especially this early on, ha! 

On 9/20/2020 at 3:25 AM, Ashley_Michelle77 said:

I noticed this happened to my OCCC portal as well. I just got on there to check something out and my student portal which has been blank since I am not an OCCC student now has been completely filled out with Nursing as my major and all my transfer courses added with an anticipated start date of January 2021 for "AAS Nursing". I am wondering the same thing. I am not sure if they do that for everyone that applies or what but it took me by surprise, especially since I have never attended classed at OCCC. The good news is it looks like they have all my credits transferred and in the system correctly. 

Where does it say anticipated start date on your account? Mine only says the anticipated completion date. I don't know what to think of this but I wish I would have seen it a lot closer to the 4-6 week mark and not only a few weeks into the waiting period haha.

@hjohnson Oh, you are correct. Sorry, this portal thing is confusing and new to me so I am still trying to navigate it since I am not an OCCC student either. In the "my progress" part of the portal is just has an anticipated completion date. It was application login portal, in the "area of interest" that had the start date/entry date information. Either way, thanks for letting us know yours was all filled out too! Maybe its a good sign 🙂 or maybe they fill everyone's out LOL who knows. Seems like tedious work. 

Also wanted to pass along this info to you guys from the BADNAP Spring 2021 board. A girl on there said she spoke with the nursing department on Friday and they told her that they received 300 traditional applications. Apparently they told her and they were very VERY surprised to have so many applicants because a) the Spring typically doesn't see that many applicants and b) because of COVID they didn't know what to expect. Anyway, I guess just because there are 300 applicants, doesn't mean they are all competitive. Being that most campuses were closed for 6-ish months, my advisor told me that many students hit roadblocks with testing and preference point opportunities so many students he had spoken to had to apply with preference points on the lower end. I don't know if any of this info is helpful but I thought I would pass it along. *fingers crossed*. 

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hjohnson

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Ashley_Michelle77 it's okay! I think it's super confusing too. Lets just hope it's a good sign!

Also, that is a ton of applicants 😑 I was hoping it would be a lot less due to the current situation but we'll see what happens.

I was afraid it would be more competitive this semester. My thought was that those who were going to apply for / did apply for the Fall cohort held back and are now applying for this semester.

Or maybe lots of people lost their jobs? Maybe it's the crisis effect? Who knows, but I guess we won't be hearing anything anytime soon.

Hi everyone! I applied for SP 21 with 17 preference points and am also just dying to hear back about the applications. I did figure that the Spring would get a higher than usual number of applicants because people had extra time where they could take some extra classes or be home and off of work to focus on them more, but 300 seems like waaaaaaay more than I was even thinking. I also wonder what the typical amount of applicants is though compared to the 300? Anyways, good luck to you all!! Fingers crossed that we all hear something soon and can breathe hahaha