Here's a little back story on my situation. At the age of 27, I decided to go to college for the first time. I knew the only thing I would ever do was nursing! I started last fall and have completed all my pre-reqs except for Micro (3 weeks of class left) and Interpersonal Communications (taking this fall) I have a 4.0 GPA and scored an 81% on the TEAS V. I go to a local CC and got my nursing app turned in this February. I just recieved a letter that I did not get accepted, but that I was eligible to be an alternate. I wasn't expecting it. I have to admit it's hard for me to read all the posts where people are encouraging people to never give up because "it will happen"! I'm not a bitter person, but I felt really let down that I was not accepted. I feel like a 4.0 shows that regardless of a test score, that I can retain information and understand it. Now I'm stuck praying to get a call to get in as an alternate, and I am reading posts about people who were accepted to their programs and are struggling or wondering if they are in over their heads. I would give ANYTHING to be in nursing school, and I am ready for the hard work and dedication that it takes to succeed. Am I the only one feeling this way????