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Re-applying after dropping a different program

luceroc66 luceroc66 (New) New

So... this is kind of an unusual situation and I haven't been able to get a clear answer, so I'm hoping somebody knows something regarding my situation.

Basically, I attended a California CC nursing program for about 3 weeks in Spring 2013 and had to drop out unexpectedly for financial reasons. I'm ashamed to admit this but basically it was kind of a no-call, no- show situation. Trust me, I realize how irresponsible it was of me to do things this way and I regret that decisions every day.

Now, 4 years later, I am much more financially stable and am trying to apply for Fall 2017 programs and noticed that all of the applications ask if you've attended a Nursing program in the past. Obviously I have to answer yes. Will this disqualify me in some way?

I went to an information session for one of the schools and didn't get a clear answer. He just asked if I had attended clinicals (which I hadn't) and then kind of left it open-ended as to whether or not I could still be admitted.

Has anyone been in a similar situation or know someone who has? I've been saving money and preparing for a long time now and I don't want my chances to be based on a stupid decision I made 4 years ago.

It's really going to depend on how these credit appear on your transcript and how the colleges that you are applying to view prior attempts.

Most colleges that I'm aware of do not like to see prior failed attempts and require that the candidate be eligible for readmission from prior nursing attempts (verified via a letter from the dean).

If the attempted credits show up as failures (from being a no call no show) it makes it more difficult and will require a lot of explanation.

That's more or less what I expected. Thank you for the quick reply. I believe because it was so early in the semester, they might show up as W's. I would need to double check. I've emailed a few of the schools and all I get is a link to their website. Something tells me they didn't even read what I wrote as I specifically said I'd visited the website but there was no information that clearly answered my question. I guess we'll see, I might have to go in person


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