I have been planning to go to nursing school for 3 years, have ALL non nursing courses completed and turned in my application to my 1st choice last week. All of my transcripts but 1 have been received by the school and I called to check status today since this Friday 9/1 is the application deadline. I am told "we don't have your highschool transcripts yet" and I reply that she should receive it anyday now. she says, well how about x school, y school and z school? (I went to 4 high schools -Navy brat)
I told her that I was told I only needed to send the one I graduated from and she says NO we need them ALL. I am so frustrated b/c unless I drive to Indiana and South Carolina this week to get them by hand there is NO WAY they are going to be on time! And to top it off, one of the schools is closed and no longer exists and she said they need an official letter to prove it...how and I supposed to get that from a school that doesn't exist??!
For one, I don't understand why they cannot just accept the transfer credits on my transcript from the last school I attended. She says they need to verify I have biology, chemistry and algebra in high school yet I specifically told her I have earned COLLEGE CREDIT for Biology, A&P 1+2, Microbiology, Chem 1+2 and Pre-Calculus, Trig, Calculus 1 + 2, all with grades of B+ and A!!!!!!!!!!!! All of which is verified on my college transcripts!!! ACCKKKKKKKKKKK
I just don't understand this!!
I am going to call back tomorrow and figure out if driving a total of 30 hours in the next 48hours is worth it. Thanks for letting me vent.
Aug 28, '06
Quote from romie
It is too bad that the admissions office is being such sticklers and not understanding. I can sympathize because the first time I applied for nursing school, I had to send my GED results! Keep in mind that I already have a masters degree and was applying for an associates degree program, but no, they wanted to see my GED. Remember that the people who work in the admissions office are drones who are more concerned about ensuring piece of paper X fits into file x and that piece of paper y fits into file y and have little capacity to understand beyond that. If all else fails and you are unable to aquire the necessary paperwork, you should send them a detailed letter explaining your situation. I included an addendum to my application that explained my educational situation. It bypasses the admission drones and is reviewed by the actual people who accept students. Good luck!
I agree, it's ridiculous to ask a master's degree graduate for her GED :icon_roll
I also have a AA degree in General Studies (was going for BS in Math) but I guess proof of the high school diploma is somehow necessary. Oh and let's not forget those ever-so-important biology, chem and algebra classes I took in 1988!! Who cares that I earned college credit for those courses between 1998-2000!
Last edit by mixyRN on Aug 28, '06