What was your GPA if you were rejected?

  1. The other thread on "what was your gpa if you were accepted" made me think of the opposite question, "what was your gpa if you were rejected"? I see some conflicting information on how high your gpa has to be to get into nursing school (and of course some if it depends on the program/school) but between this thread and the other one maybe we can see what is the general gpa of those getting accepted/rejected
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  3. by   MommaTy
    See this would be hard to answer because some programs are a points system, so it wouldn't entirely depend on your GPA. I was accepted 1st try, my college is points based.
  4. by   SunsetButterfly
    Even if your school is points-based, I have found that the points are usually tied directly to your gpa. For example, one of the schools I am looking at uses a points system and you get more points for higher grades (If I get an A (4.0) in a 4 credit class, they multiply those numbers to get a total number of 16 points).

    If there are other ways of calculating points, I would love to find out more information in case I run across a school that uses a different method
  5. by   nursingstudentmomof5
    I think this is a great way to sort of get an idea of what the typical going grade is the only issue is the GPA is drien by the pool of applicants that semester so our results will be skewed. For instance I applied to several schools and got accepted to a couple with a 3.6 GPA but that was a "Program' GPA not "Overall" and then the number applicants matter as well. One school I was not accepted to told me that they received over 600 applications for 90-100 slots.
  6. by   SunsetButterfly
    I agree, that's one of the reasons I was curious... the schools I am looking at won't disclose their average GPA because it is different every semester. Some people seem to be getting rejected with high gpa's and some get accepted with lower gpa's that I would think would be acceptable... so I am just looking to get some general input
  7. by   5 meals
    I'd like to know more about this too. Based on the points systems that'd apply to me, and the feedback I've seen, I doubt I'd get admitted with less than a 3.5 unless I had work experience or a lot of volunteer experience. Since it is part of a points system, I'd also want to know TEAS score and work/vol experience.
  8. by   Mandy0728
    I seriously stalk my nursing advisor each semester to find out the lowest GPA to get accepted the upcoming semester lol...traditionally at our university, fall semester is the most competitive so the lowest GPA to get in is usually around a 3.55. In spring & summer it's been around a 3.33-3.34. I apply after this semester & if I get all As (like I pray I do) ill have a 3.48 (my school uses only GPA as qualifications) and my advisor says there should be no reason I don't get in..we will see!