Grades are great except for one prereq!

  1. I'm in the process of applying for fall 2013 BSN programs (NYU, Stony Brook, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson, Binghamton) and am really confused. I did well in majority of my classes except for chemistry II.

    A+P 1: B+
    A+P 2: A
    Gen. Psych: A
    Abnormal Psych: A
    Micro: B
    Gen. Chem 1: B-
    Gen. Chem 2: C!!

    I'm going to be finishing my prereqs this semester (Sociology, developmental psych, org. chem) but am now wondering should i even apply to these schools? my overall GPA is a 3.6, the chemistry brought it down from a 3.75.

    I volunteer and a top hospital in NYC and do psychology research, I feel confident but just don't want to pursue these schools and be rejected because of one class.

    Should i still apply? do i still have a chance?
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  3. by   stephanne
    Yes still apply!
  4. by   Compassion_x
    Of course you should still apply! One C is okay, I promise. I have a 3.5 cumulative and got in to the two schools I applied to.
  5. by   x_factor
    You'll be fine, still apply! Many school's hold extra weight on the sciences, but all of your sciences are fine except one, so you'll be fine. Apply, and good luck to you!
  6. by   SopranoKris
    Don't let it hold you back. Your overall GPA is still great! Go for it
  7. by   princesax11
    Before opening this I thought you failed a class or something! You still have a 3.6 GPA (which is great!). Don't forget you still have 3 classes left and if you get a A in them it will boost your GPA back up. So don't be too discouraged!
  8. by   futurenurse912
    Thanks everyone!!! These replies made my day!!!
  9. by   futurenurse912
    Got into Drexel and they gave me a dean's scholarship! Thanks for your support and telling me to still apply! still waiting on other schools, has anyone gotten acceptances?
  10. by   SopranoKris
    Congratulations!!!! That's wonderful news I'm still waiting on acceptance. Won't know until the last week of April. The wa-ai-ting is the hardest part!!!!
  11. by   futurenurse912
    I know! the waiting is the worst part! I hate that some schools don't give you a decision till may. I think I'm going to give in the Drexel deposit just incase the other schools are late with the letters. Best of luck to you!
  12. by   walke274
    futurenurse912, you should definitely still apply!!!! You stated that you are currently in Organic Chemistry 1, this is much different than Gen. Chem. 2, BUT harder in terms of the quantity of information you have to memorize (my opinion). I would try to do as best you can this semester, but definitely still apply! Having extra curricular activities (volunteering & research) on top of going to school looks really good -- and make sure to state these things in your Letter of Intent . Engaging in these activities will show the Admissions Departments that you are serious about nursing and have taken an interest in expanding your nursing experience outside of school! GOOD LUCK!!!