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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    Thanks Jessbird!
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to write and update to my previous post (page 3 or 4) pertaining to overall GPA. I got a call telling me I was accepted into the Fall 2012 program, even though I received a denial letter and was never told I was on any waitlist. I asked the person that called and offered me a spot about the criteria of having 3.5+ on overall GPA and she told me that I had received misinformation from the other person in the admissions office that I talked to. Just wanted to share that info with the rest of you guys so that no one thought that they had no chance of getting in because their overall GPA from your previous degree wasn't that high (like I did up until I got in). Good luck everyone!
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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    thanks for the info nyctransplant. i know i am missing out on communicating with all my new classmates on facebook, but i don't have and don't ever intend to have a facebook account. i look forward to meeting everyone in person though!
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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    Ok, I am totally in the dark in terms of getting immunization records. The certification form has to be filled out by a healthcare provider, but I got my immunizations from half a dozen different places and I don't have current health care provider. I can get ahold of the information, but am I just supposed to make an appointment with a random doctor and show them this information and have them fill out the form?
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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    I just got a call from Joanne saying that a spot on the wait list had opened up and I would be accepted! Really odd since I wasn't on the wait list as far as I knew. I got a straight-up denial letter. Crazy!
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    TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!

    Thanks kmlnielsen!
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    TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!

    To everyone that has already applied to the school through ApplyTexas, I have a couple questions. 1.) If you have a previous degree and are applying for the accelerated program, what application type do you select? The options are Freshman, Transfer, Transient, Re-Admit undergraduate, and Graduate. 2.) They make you pick a first choice and a second choice for school and major, is what you pick as your second choice just an arbitrary selection? Thanks!
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    Well, I cut and pasted the text right from the email I received from the admissions department, so that is just what I was told by the person that I happened to get a hold of. I wrote them back and told them that info conflicted with the info they list on their website. I remember going to an info session and they did say that although the MINIMUM GPAs are 2.75 and 3.0, competitive scores are 3.5 and above...but that was for only the pre-reqs and the sciences. The person I spoke to said that the admissions committee looks at 3 GPAs, pre-req, science, and overall...the website says they look at 2 GPAs and "consider overall academic achievement. I am sorry, but even with a 3.1, I consider a BS from A&M an academic achievement! My major was hard and I had to work at the same time! Like Kimbers said, we aren't applying to Harvard! It makes zero sense to weigh non-related classes to the pre-req classes, but last semester I had above a 3.5 in both pre-req and science, and 96.7% on the HESI and I got denied, so my 3.1 GPA in my previous degree must have been enough to outweigh those other factors. I asked to speak to someone else and my email has not been replied to yet (maybe it never will be), so maybe I will hear something more about it. I told them that if what she said was true that there is bias against previous students because they then have to meet an additional criteria (a high one at that) to get into the program that students without previous college don't have to meet.
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    They don't do interviews for Fall and Spring semesters as of Spring 2012...they may still do it for the accelerated program.
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    Yes, but there is no more interview process so you never get a chance to show yourself as more than a set of numbers.
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    Yea, I don't know what to believe anymore...I think I am going to write back and get clarification or ask to speak to someone else about it. I specifically asked if they looked at it for both the generic and the accelerated program and they said both. For the accelerated I guess I can understand, but for the generic I don't at all since a previous degree is not a requirement. Since when is having NO previous education better than having a B in another field? I can't believe that making As in all of the nursing specific courses is negated by having made a couple Cs in classes like Invertebrate Zoology and Field Ichthyology! Anyway, I had all my eggs in that basket, but I am also going to pursue TWU (I am limited to Houston and can't relocate or drive for hours everyday). I have to go through all of their information and get some clarification on some things. I guess there is also the option of doing HCCs nursing program...it is an associates, not a BS, but I wonder how much that really matters in terms of finding a job. For most job apps a BS is preferred but not required and often it isn't even specified. I just hate to spend the same amount of time getting an ASN as it takes to get a BSN.
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    hey everyone! i got some very useful information yesterday from the ut admissions department in response to my question about how to improve my chances of getting in for this semester (i was denied last semester): "the only advice that can be given is continue to complete prerequisite courses and keep your gpa above the 3.5 range. however, i can tell you that the committee does look at the overall gpa as well and that gpa needs to be at least a 3.5 or higher as well. you want to stay as competitive as you can be." i wrote back and asked what "overall gpa meant" and they told me that was for all the classes i had ever taken. seems like a straightforward definition of overall, but it does not say on the ut website that they factor in gpa for non-prereq coursework, let alone that it weighs just as heavily in the admissions decision process as your pre-req and science gpas. the website just says they says they "consider overall acedemic achievement". i have a previous bs but my gpa was like 3.1 and even making all as in all of the pre-reqs i have taken in my attempts to get into this program, i can't bring my total gpa up to that. so, essentially i would have been better off to have no degree than to have graduated from a major university with less than a 3.5. am i the only one that finds that unfair? anyway, i wanted to share that info with you guys since i know a lot of people are still trying to figure out why they might not have gotten in...for me, this was why. i already applied so i wasted another $30, but i won't be pursuing this program anymore. best of luck to everyone!
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    I think I read somewhere on the UT website that the regular BSN starting in Spring is 21 months long...it does include summers.
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    UTHSC-Houston Spring 2013

    Yea, you just keep submitting transcripts until you have finished all your classes. I am finishing up this semester and will have summer classes so i will just send a transcript at the end of the summer since it is still before the deadline.
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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    Krique39 - I have only taken my HESI once and I know UT allows you 2 chances so I am safe in that department. vintagepeony - I completely empathize because I felt the same way until I received my actual rejection letter and that brought me so much closure. To me, not knowing anything is worse than bad news because you can't move forward and you can't reformulate your game plan. Is there a possibility that you are waitlisted and that is why they are keeping you in limbo? Maybe you will be one of those poor souls that get accepted at the last minute and have to go through all the feelings of rejection plus tons of anxiety trying to get everything done in a fraction of the time everyone else had. Anyway, I know it hurts but think about it...it may only be a 5 month setback. Depending on how much time you have spent to get to this point that may not be that big of a deal in terms of the bigger picture. AND, you always have the option of applying for the accelerated summer program where the applicant pool is smaller and your chances might be better. I know this whole process is frustrating. I have to deal with the fact that I could have applied to UT's GSBS and gotten in easily and had a PhD by the time I might be getting another BS in nursing (or no BS in nursing if I never get in!), but I have to remember that I chose what I chose for a reason. I am sure you have a reason too, so try to look forward and see that you probably still have the same opportunities now that you did before. I always try to look at life in terms of this example: One day I was driving on the highway and another car cut me off and I had to slam on my breaks. I was frustrated because it slowed me down when there was somewhere I really wanted to be at a specific time and I didn't have the patience for the stupid behavior of someone else keeping me from being where I wanted to be when I wanted to be there. I changed lanes and passed the car. A couple miles down the road I saw an accident...a big wreck, it had just happened, it was in the lane that I had been in, if I had been there a fraction of a minute sooner it would have been me in that wreck, but it wasn't because another car cut me off and slowed me down. The point is, you never know what waits for you down the road. A setback can mean that you get there late or you swerve to take another path, but that might be what saves you.
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    UTHSC-Houston Fall 2012 Applicants

    Vintagepeony. We had very similar stats and background education but you had a wayyyy higher CT score. I was thinking of re-taking the HESI to improve my CT but I guess that is not the X factor since it didn't help in your case. Although, I looked at a report of my HESI today and I saw that they break the CT score down into subcategories...I made 950 scores in some and 750 scores in some. I thought they looked at the overall grade, but maybe they weigh the parts. Are you going to start posting on the UTHSC Spring 2013 page?
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