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I have a gpa of 3.25, and scored 90.5 on the HESI today. With the extra points our shcool gives, my total score is ONLY 127, with 160 being top score possible. The school only accepts 40 students per semester, and there are already between 300 - 400 applicants, so competition is very high. From what I understand, they average score getting in is 156. Even if I score perfect on the HESI when I retake it Monday, I can't get over 152.

Reading Comp - 88

Grammar - 88

Math - 90

Vocab - 96

I'm really, really upset by my low scores. I did pretty goood on the math, way better than I every anticpated doing (thanks to the help of my 15 year old daughter!). I struggled with conclusions in the reading comp area, and with figuring which word was correct, like lay or lie, sit or sat, those kinds of questions.

Other than grammar and math, there isn't really anything else to study. It's sor of like either you know it or you don't...right?

Anyhow, thanks for "listening".

GirlDotson

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Just to be honest (IMO), your HESI score is really good. I would guess that your GPA is the key factor that is keeping you from achieving the 'exceptable' score that your school is looking for. I think it's really unfair that your school factors a HESI on a score system. Are you able to re-take one or maybe two class(es) to bring your GPA one grade higher? If so, I would suggest it (if you have time before the deadline). If would still apply because you just never know. I hope all goes well for you and keep on pusing...

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Just an update I retook the HESI today, adn I did score better, but I am afraid my overall scores will not make the cut when they start going through applicants. This time I scored as follows:

Grammar - 92

Reading - 88

Math - 92

Vocab - 94

With my combined gpa and the bonus points my school gives, I only have a score of 129, no where close the the lowest score I've seen get in at TCC.

Really bummed. I did the best I could. Now I just wait....for what I'm not sure.

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Just an update I retook the HESI today, adn I did score better, but I am afraid my overall scores will not make the cut when they start going through applicants. This time I scored as follows:

Grammar - 92

Reading - 88

Math - 92

Vocab - 94

With my combined gpa and the bonus points my school gives, I only have a score of 129, no where close the the lowest score I've seen get in at TCC.

Really bummed. I did the best I could. Now I just wait....for what I'm not sure.

Hi is there any possibility for you to retake courses to improve your gpa? I think your HESI scores are really great! I took it last year and got an overall of 88% b/c I messed up on the math section. I am retaking it next Wednesday. Did you notice the reading and grammar to be more difficult compared to the first time?? I'm just thinking they have made it much harder because my practice tests from the study guide are very hard compared to the 1st edition.

GL! and don't fret I'm sure there is SOMETHING you can do to make this work out for yourself.

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As it turns out, I miscalculated my scores, and I have 142 out or 160. I am happier with that. I still may not get in, but at least I know I did MY best.

As far as the second time around, it was exactly the same test. I thought they would change it. I don't know if it is the same for everyone, but it was thee exct same strories, vocab, and grammar. The math had a few different problems, but was the same for the most part.

Good luck to you, as well.

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You will be fine. Give yourself some credit for your hard work; and great luck.

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