CCSF nursing lottery - page 2

Anyone know when the City College of San Francisco is holding their lottery? I keep checking the website and there are no updates. Still waiting on fall 2010 applications............ Read More

  1. by   wannabe an rn
    They only take 100 to fill both semesters, and the majority of that 100 is repeat applicants. I've read of people applying four years or more and never getting in.
  2. by   CharmantUn
    I'm pretty sure there are 80 slots for applicants who reapplied, and 20 slots for new applicants. I may be wrong.
  3. by   wannabe an rn
    Quote from CharmantUn
    I'm pretty sure there are 80 slots for applicants who reapplied, and 20 slots for new applicants. I may be wrong.
    You're exactly right. they accept 80 re-applicants, and 20 first time applicants. That fills both fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.
  4. by   jbarc
    Do they only take the top 20 on the list or is it a random 20? I'm in the middle of the list which probably means I didn't make it but I just want to make sure.
  5. by   wannabe an rn
    They take numbers 1-20 for first time applicants, and 1-80 on the list of repeat applicants.
  6. by   jbarc
    Thanks, so i guess i didn't make it. time to apply elsewhere!
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    Lotteries are tough. I went through the lotto process for clinical sites and I was stressed every time.

    I personally believe in the multiple school application strategy.
  8. by   wannabe an rn
    They use a lottery for clinicals too?
    I also believe in the multiple application process, and many programs suggest that as well.
  9. by   bcdgemini
    I know this blog hasn't been active for a while but hopefully someone will read this and have a response.

    So I was literally just offered a spot into CCSF's fall cohort for this year. Before saying "Yes!" I was supposed to be attending in Spring '11. After my hasty acceptance I now realize my savings plan is out the door and I need to start applying for some private loans. Seeing that I already have a B.S. I don't think financial aid is going to cut it with my living expenses and all.

    My question to anyone out there who is or has gone through a similar situation is this.
    What banks seem to be providing private loans to already graduated students? I'm with Wells but tried with them last year and it was a bust because of the economy! Anyone know if it's easier to get one of these loans now as opposed to a year ago?
    Also, can anyone give any recommendations as far as good places to go to for grants and scholarships, be it online or otherwise? Your advice may save me a lot of headache. Thanks!
  10. by   peaceofmind8
    Have you looked into Stafford Loans? I think those are pretty much available to everyone but I'd look it up first.

    Also, what number were you on the Spring '11 list? I'm on there too and was wondering about getting bumped up.

    Good luck!
  11. by   wannabe an rn
    Quote from bcdgemini
    I know this blog hasn't been active for a while but hopefully someone will read this and have a response.

    So I was literally just offered a spot into CCSF's fall cohort for this year. Before saying "Yes!" I was supposed to be attending in Spring '11. After my hasty acceptance I now realize my savings plan is out the door and I need to start applying for some private loans. Seeing that I already have a B.S. I don't think financial aid is going to cut it with my living expenses and all.

    My question to anyone out there who is or has gone through a similar situation is this.
    What banks seem to be providing private loans to already graduated students? I'm with Wells but tried with them last year and it was a bust because of the economy! Anyone know if it's easier to get one of these loans now as opposed to a year ago?
    Also, can anyone give any recommendations as far as good places to go to for grants and scholarships, be it online or otherwise? Your advice may save me a lot of headache. Thanks!
    Where were you on the lottery list? Just wondering how you got offered this spot.
  12. by   bcdgemini
    I believe I was one of the first, if not the first, students selected for the spring term after they split the lottery up.
  13. by   LyssC
    hi everyone, i have been reading through the various threads for ccsf and have come up with a couple questions for current ccsf nursing students.
    1. how do you like the ccsf nursing program and curriculum thus far?
    2. what number were you ranked in the lottery?
    3. if you live in the city, where would you suggest living that is closest to ccsf ocean campus?
    4. what is the process following the lottery results? or how long did it take to notify you after the results were posted on the website?

    i looked at the lottery results yesterday and saw my name ranked #69 out of 780 people. they said that they are taking 50 for fall 2012 cohort and 50 for spring 2013 cohort. my fingers are crossed that if i am accepted i get into the spring cohort as i am currently finishing out my bachelor's degree in health administration.

    thanks for the info !

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