Grand Canyon University Fall '11 HOPEFULLYS!! - page 6

I just got done applying for GCU's fast track program to start this Fall. I'm hoping I get accepted so that I can start but might have to wait till Spring '12. Please let me know if you hear... Read More

  1. by   RNicholask
    Thanks for the encouragement Lizzy... I felt like it was a long shot anywho because I'm still taking some of the prereqs.... Was just hoping.. Haven't heard anything yet but its late now and I'm sure theyre closed wknds! But hey, I always have spring sem! Congrats to yall.
  2. by   pickles45
    Congrats to you all! I'm applying to the spring fast track program. Would any of you be willing to share your GPA and TEAS scores? I'm not sure where I stand and my counselor won't give a straight answer on the average GPA for admission. Thank you!!
  3. by   Lizzyru
    Hi, Seattlegal. I am not sure what my exact final GPA was since I took 4 last pre-req courses during Spring semester and didn't find out what it calculated out to be. BUT I can tell you that they do have a point system when they consider admission, such as a) prior college bachelor's degree, b) health care certification, such as EMT or CNA, c) current (or maybe prior) employment at health care setting, ie hospital, long term care, etc.

    I am sure I am forgetting something else and others can chime in but since I had all those, I was given extra points for consideration. I would say go ahead and try getting your EMT or CNA and get some experience while you wait. I received my CNA certification in Jan, '10 and have worked as a CNA at LTC and now as a PCT at a hospital. It has been a valuable experience and I love it.

    Good luck!!
  4. by   Lizzyru
    Nick, what other prereq courses do you have to take?

    Are there anyone out there who has been accepted to the Part-time/PM program at SHC@ Shea? I'd love to find out who else would be in the program!!! Also those of you that attended the orientation on the 16th, can you tell us what we can expect at the immunization orientation on Monday? I am trying to determine whether to go into work then head to the orientation or take the whole day off...

  5. by   RNicholask
    Taking hcr210 and fon241 right now. And hcr240 summer2. My enrollment counselor told me as long as I'm enrolled in classes and have them done by fall I could possibly get accepted!
    Well... Maybe a miracle will happen and I'll get a late call/email
  6. by   RNicholask
    Still no email that I didn't get in.... Hm.
  7. by   inspiredRN10
    NickWahoo, I agree, maybe you are on an alternate list. I would go ahead and call your counselor first thing on Monday and just ask if or when you will know. I mean classes aren't going to start until August maybe they will have openings then? But either way they need to tell you something!!

    Seattlegal, I never really got a set GPA answer either. I heard it just depends on the semester you apply and who else is applying with you. Some semesters may be more competitive than others because of who else is applying. I was told the Fall semester was the most competitive, then spring and then the summer. On my application I included that I have my CNA certification (though I am not currently working as one), I already have a bachelors degree in a previous subject, my pre req GPA was about a 3.5, and my TEAS were 80 for reading and 83 for math. That was enough to get me!
  8. by   TLK879
    Hi everyone. I was accepted to GCU's Fall traditional program! I went to the immunization orientation last Thursday. It was only an hour long and it was only about the immunizations that we have to get. No need to take off work or anything. Nick, maybe you should try to apply to the traditional program. I heard that there aren't as many applicants for the traditional and my enrollment counselor said that it may be possible to switch over into the fast track if you change your mind and want to finish the program quicker. Just an idea. I really would like to finish the program in 20 months, but not having a break at all kinda scares me. So, I'm not sure what I would rather do. I only applied to the traditional because I still didn't take NUR207 or Stats yet, but I'm going to take them this summer before the program starts. I'm just happy that I got in at all. I'm really excited! Out of curiousity, how many of you are working during the program, whether it be part time or full time? I'm definately not going to work full time, but I'm considering doing part time. I just don't want it to interfere with school and not have enough time to study. Do you think it will be best to not work? I'd love to hear your opinions. Thanks! Nick, goodluck on being accepted! Think positive!
  9. by   RNicholask
    Thanks for the advice, I'll def email/contact my enrollment counselor to inquire about traditional.
    I'm working 2jobs right now but only weekends. I switch every other between both jobs. Because its summer I'm averaging 30hrs/week bit once school starts I was planning on just weekends.
  10. by   RNicholask
    I was at the orientation today! meeting with the Dean before admissions...
    Wish me luck.
    I have a chance!
  11. by   h9house
    Good luck NickWaHoo!!
  12. by   RNicholask
    Thanks! I'll let ya know it goes.
  13. by   Lizzyru
    Good luck, Nick! Hummm.. there were several male Asian student there so I guess I could say I may have seen you. lol So have you guys taken UNV and religion yet? I guess I'm going to wait till I can pile it on top of the full time credit load so I don't have to pay a huge chunk of change right at this moment. I am not thrilled but what can you do!?

    I thought the immunization orientation was informative. I was not aware we had to do lab tests vs. immunization records. I have an appt. with my PCP tomorrow to get all that squared away. And the DPS fingerprint card... I didn't realize mine was no good!? I have had mine for 2 years but it does not say level 1. FYI, UPS stores on Bell and also the one off Cave Cree (by Costco) do fingerprints for a small fee.

    Good luck to everyone!!! Let the paper-chase begin!