Has anyone gotten into nursing school with a low gpa? - page 5

I really goofed in school when I first started out and the community college here wont let students retake classes. So I have a couple of c's in my prereq's for nursing school. I was just wondering... Read More

  1. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    Try Texas A&M International University. I have a 2.71 gpa (65+ credits) I think this school is a GEM! It's a new university (about 30 years old), their BSN nursing progam does NOT have much competition (my application period had like 120 applicants for 80 spots, Spring and summer entry). They have never had a wait list, I was told. The people are EXTREMELY nice (I mean like an overdose on happy pills kind of nice) And the NCLEX pass rates are amazing! And They give EVERYBODY a chance to succeed. (even if your GPA is not so stellar)

    They don't accept you JUST based on GPA, they select their people based on the top 60 HESI test scores. But you DO have to have @ least a 2.5 (in the sciences and also in overall)
  2. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    I will be attending their school this Spring actually!
  3. by   jie0614
    Hi, I hope you still using this website...
    I have a low GPA 3.0, so, i just wondering which nursing school did you attend?
    Maybe i can give it a try...
    Thanks for your help.
  4. by   SingDanceRunLife
    Yes. I got into my college with a 2.97 high school GPA. My program is direct entry, so as long as I get at least a C in the prereqs, I'm in (they do conditional acceptance).
  5. by   jie0614
    Really! Then can you tell me which school are you in????
  6. by   emmasma
    At my community college you just have to pass the HESI and a background check to get on the waiting list. I don't think GPA has anything to do with it.
  7. by   Dee016
    Has anyone been accepted to either an accelerated BSN or a combined BS/MS program with a low gpa (2.7-3.0)? Thanks
  8. by   baldee
    I've made all A's except 2 C's and 1 B over 30 years ago (3.5GPA). Made top 1% in the Nation on NET test. And I still may not get in unless I suck on the corns of the Admin's feet
  9. by   PrincessO
    anyone recently get accepted anywhere?
  10. by   RN-4Ever
    I too have a low GPA (3.0), anyone in the same boat? I also got a low TEAS score; however, I met the minimum TEAS requirements. It was really great to read this post. I applied to the Spring semester for The Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC). I really hope I make it in. My nerves are a wreck!!!
  11. by   ThePrincessBride
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Congratualtions on your acomplishments. You will give a lot of people hope here.
    The constant pressure of "I've got to get an A in this class" gets old......
    In most programs, you DO have to get REALLY GOOD GRADES to even be considered for the program, so...
  12. by   dwaynea
    Luck, Did you get in? Where else did you apply/get accepted?
  13. by   baldee
    I got in 2 schools w/ a 3.5 (all the NON-A's were over 30 years ago). But I have a 3.9 and 3.67 in both of those schools now, after I got accepted. The range bounces from 3.5 to 3.9 for public schools (w/transferable credits).

    The LPN route lowers it some, and make money too (and wipe a few thousand hineys in the bargain).

    Private schools are easier to get in if you have the money (but accumulating public student loans to maximize GPA is as expensive and it takes much longer). So private schools are a good option I should have investigated better (but I want to get undergrad and grad in a couple of years afterwards, maybe).

    You just need to talk to the Admin in charge of where you want to go. Random chance is for the birds: it usually won't happen. But if you are in touch every few weeks with the Admin of where you want to go (and many nursing schools have ivory towers where you can't talk to anyone), then you will get all doubts erased.

    School is just a persistence game (and I'm working on my 5th of possible 7 degrees). Good luck and just never give up!