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17 minutes ago, mb96 said:

O.o Well I’m taking ENGL 1127 and it doesn’t transfer to UBC though (I took it at Langara Summer Sem for fun since I don’t need it anymore for Langara Nursing — I didn’t want to waste the grant I received), and I know they only use “university-transferable” credits. For example, I attended SFU and Corpus Christi before attending UBC and Ruxandra told me previously that I didn’t have to send transcripts for those schools since they were already processed as transfer credit. I’m still a current UBC student who is registering for BSN on Tuesday. Do you think my ENGL 1127 will count? I thought I was done with the application process! I’m scared now in case I get a bad grade in ENGL 1127 (I don’t think I’ll get a C, but I wonder how a grade in the B range will factor into my admissions average). Yikes...

NVM, it does transfer to UBC as first year English credit, but I already have my Corpus Christi English 3-credit English 112 transfer credit processed. I’m going to call Ruxandra once I can...

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35 minutes ago, mb96 said:

O.o Well I’m taking ENGL 1127 and it doesn’t transfer to UBC though (I took it at Langara Summer Sem for fun since I don’t need it anymore for Langara Nursing — I didn’t want to waste the grant I received), and I know they only use “university-transferable” credits. For example, I attended SFU and Corpus Christi before attending UBC and Ruxandra told me previously that I didn’t have to send transcripts for those schools since they were already processed as transfer credit. I’m still a current UBC student who is registering for BSN on Tuesday. Do you think my ENGL 1127 will count? I thought I was done with the application process! I’m scared now in case I get a bad grade in ENGL 1127 (I don’t think I’ll get a C, but I wonder how a grade in the B range will factor into my admissions average). Yikes...

Yeah, BC transfer guide says Lang Eng 1127 is equivalent to UBC ENGL 112 

Hmm, I think it would be okay. Even if you did get a C, that's just one course and is not representative of your academic performance. Anything we get after Dec 2018 does not count towards our admission GPA. Generally, admission office wants your in progress grades to be within 10% of the admission average. All of our acceptances were conditional - one being we successfully complete in progress courses. One B or C shouldnt really be a problem. But, double check with Ruxandra!

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46 minutes ago, vancouverbsn2019 said:

Yeah, BC transfer guide says Lang Eng 1127 is equivalent to UBC ENGL 112 

Hmm, I think it would be okay. Even if you did get a C, that's just one course and is not representative of your academic performance. Anything we get after Dec 2018 does not count towards our admission GPA. Generally, admission office wants your in progress grades to be within 10% of the admission average. All of our acceptances were conditional - one being we successfully complete in progress courses. One B or C shouldnt really be a problem. But, double check with Ruxandra!

Ohh okay that’s good to know, thank you 😄 I emailed her to make sure! And I did forget that A. they don’t count after Dec 2018, and B. any current grades should be within 10% of our admissions average, which is probably why I got worried! Sorry for the confusion aha

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28 minutes ago, mb96 said:

Ohh okay that’s good to know, thank you 😄 I emailed her to make sure! And I did forget that A. they don’t count after Dec 2018, and B. any current grades should be within 10% of our admissions average, which is probably why I got worried! Sorry for the confusion aha

Oh, no worries. You would've figured out anyway! 

 

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Hi everyone! I have been following this page for months and it is my first time commenting. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in! I unfortunately did not get an acceptance this intake. I ranked top 25% for the CASPer but lower 25% for both my supplemental and GPA. I really was hoping to maybe even get on the waitlist, so that was a bit of a bummer. I was surprised to see that I  scored on the lower 25% on the supplemental as I have been quite involved in the community and have a fair share of diverse experiences.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been posting! It definitely made the wait a lot easier and there was a lot of very useful advice given.

A bit more about myself, I am just completing my second year in my BSc at UBC. I am going to be applying again for the next intake next year. Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question. Also, what was your GPA? There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)? 

Thanks in advance! 🙂

 

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6 minutes ago, gb866 said:

Hi everyone! I have been following this page for months and it is my first time commenting. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in! I unfortunately did not get an acceptance this intake. I ranked top 25% for the CASPer but lower 25% for both my supplemental and GPA. I really was hoping to maybe even get on the waitlist, so that was a bit of a bummer. I was surprised to see that I  scored on the lower 25% on the supplemental as I have been quite involved in the community and have a fair share of diverse experiences.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been posting! It definitely made the wait a lot easier and there was a lot of very useful advice given.

A bit more about myself, I am just completing my second year in my BSc at UBC. I am going to be applying again for the next intake next year. Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question. Also, what was your GPA? There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)? 

Thanks in advance! 🙂

 

So sorry to hear that you didn't make it this round. but hey, don't worry you've got so much time!!! I actually made up my mind to pursue nursing in my 4th year of BSc and randomly applied to UBC. I was aiming towards med school but I just couldn't go that route (too many years, i wanna start a family at the end of my 20s, etc. lol, and i really wanna be involved with patients-- not just give orders). Basically, my volunteer work was NOT aimed towards nursing, it was more towards leadership/research. I'm a mentor with Big Sisters of BC, I have been volunteering at a care home for four years, I did some clinical research experience in a dialysis unit, and did some research in a lab related to care homes/falls. My GPA was a 3.97 on my last 30 credits! I hope this helps a little and if you have any questions closer to the 2020 application, feel free to personal message me 😄 

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17 minutes ago, gb866 said:

Hi everyone! I have been following this page for months and it is my first time commenting. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in! I unfortunately did not get an acceptance this intake. I ranked top 25% for the CASPer but lower 25% for both my supplemental and GPA. I really was hoping to maybe even get on the waitlist, so that was a bit of a bummer. I was surprised to see that I  scored on the lower 25% on the supplemental as I have been quite involved in the community and have a fair share of diverse experiences.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been posting! It definitely made the wait a lot easier and there was a lot of very useful advice given.

A bit more about myself, I am just completing my second year in my BSc at UBC. I am going to be applying again for the next intake next year. Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question. Also, what was your GPA? There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)? 

Thanks in advance! 🙂

 

I am so sorry to hear that you didn't get in, but I wouldn't let that stop you from re-applying. I am 25 and didn't decide that nursing was what I wanted to do until I was in my fourth year of my BSc in Biology, so there is definitely time. I had a 3.5 on my last 30 credits.

As far as volunteer work, mine was also more leadership based. I was a tour guide and orientation leader at the University of Victoria for several years. I also volunteered with the UVic Student Ambassadors (they are basically a group of current students that bridge the gap between the alumni association and the current student body) my entire time during my degree. By the third year of my degree, I ended up becoming Vice President of the organization and was chosen to be the student representative on the UVic alumni association board. I volunteered with Lets Talk Science and Vancouver Island Mad Science creating and teaching science workshops to kids in K-12 for several years. And then lastly, I volunteered at a public health unit for a year.

In my application, I definitely chose to focus on multiple things that I thought applied to the questions. Not sure if the helped or hindered me. From my understanding, there wasn't any specific combination of scores that they were looking for. When reading about the application process, it also says that they don't discriminate based on type of degree, or health care related volunteer experience over other types of experiences. Initially, I started reading this forum to try and gain some insight into how they score the applications and it just left more confused lol. From reading the forum, everyone who has gotten accepted seem to be all over the place. I was 5 on the waitlist after the initial admissions went out and I scored a 2 on GPA, 3 on supplemental, and 2 on CASPer. I too, was a little surprised that I didn't score higher on the supplemental, only because I had done each volunteer experience for quite some time. There is also the written statement and references to consider as well. Perhaps, they weight those quite high when making decisions.

But hopefully this gives you some insight moving forward with your application next year. Good luck!!

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21 hours ago, gb866 said:

Hi everyone! I have been following this page for months and it is my first time commenting. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in! I unfortunately did not get an acceptance this intake. I ranked top 25% for the CASPer but lower 25% for both my supplemental and GPA. I really was hoping to maybe even get on the waitlist, so that was a bit of a bummer. I was surprised to see that I  scored on the lower 25% on the supplemental as I have been quite involved in the community and have a fair share of diverse experiences.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been posting! It definitely made the wait a lot easier and there was a lot of very useful advice given.

A bit more about myself, I am just completing my second year in my BSc at UBC. I am going to be applying again for the next intake next year. Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question. Also, what was your GPA? There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)? 

Thanks in advance! 🙂

 

First of all, congratulations for scoring 1 in CASPER section as I personally thought that was the most difficult section. Also, you sound super young with lots of time to get into nursing if you're only in second year. Good for you for already knowing what you want to do and applying to the BSN program. 

  • "Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question."

I'm just going to answer your questions in order. I think I filled out only 5 jobs in the employment section even though there was more space. 3 out of 5 were all healthcare related and paid jobs, the other two unrelated to healthcare (Starbucks and Quizno's, LOL). The activity questions, I didn't mention too many for each question - just maybe 2-3 activities that helped me explain my answer. I tried not to repeat activities because there were other extra-curriculars that I wanted to talk about that didn't get mentioned. I didn't list any research experience because I heard it didn't give many points so I used the limited space for other activities. I'd be interested in knowing how others who listed research experience scored.

  • "Also, what was your GPA?"

my GPA was >90% 

  • "There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)?"

I received an offer, and my profile was 1 (GPA) 2 (supplemental) 2 (CASPER).

I think you are already ahead of the game. I think you will do great next year if you improve on GPA and try to get more healthcare experience. I am still amazed you scored so high on CASPER! 

 

Okay, now I have a question about the course registration 😅

Usually, if there are multiple sections, you have to specify which section you want to register on SSC, right? - even if the timetable is standardized.

I see multiple courses that are each taking place in several lecture halls (so multiple sections), but all I can pick is the entire course? It seems like for Nursing, I just pick the STT and that's it...? 

 

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7 minutes ago, vancouverbsn2019 said:

First of all, congratulations for scoring 1 in CASPER section as I personally thought that was the most difficult section. Also, you sound super young with lots of time to get into nursing if you're only in second year. Good for you for already knowing what you want to do and applying to the BSN program. 

  • "Any advice on activities those of you that got accepted put down on the supplemental application would be much appreciated! Also did you focus on one activity or multiple for each question."

I'm just going to answer your questions in order. I think I filled out only 5 jobs in the employment section even though there was more space. 3 out of 5 were all healthcare related and paid jobs, the other two unrelated to healthcare (Starbucks and Quizno's, LOL). The activity questions, I didn't mention too many for each question - just maybe 2-3 activities that helped me explain my answer. I tried not to repeat activities because there were other extra-curriculars that I wanted to talk about that didn't get mentioned. I didn't list any research experience because I heard it didn't give many points so I used the limited space for other activities. I'd be interested in knowing how others who listed research experience scored.

  • "Also, what was your GPA?"

my GPA was >90% 

  • "There wasn't a specific combo of scores required on the application to get in was there (for example 1's in all three categories)?"

I received an offer, and my profile was 1 (GPA) 2 (supplemental) 2 (CASPER).

I think you are already ahead of the game. I think you will do great next year if you improve on GPA and try to get more healthcare experience. I am still amazed you scored so high on CASPER! 

 

Okay, now I have a question about the course registration 😅

Usually, if there are multiple sections, you have to specify which section you want to register on SSC, right? - even if the timetable is standardized.

I see multiple courses that are each taking place in several lecture halls (so multiple sections), but all I can pick is the entire course? It seems like for Nursing, I just pick the STT and that's it...? 

 

Yeah I just picked the STT and that was it! I added it to my work list for my registration at 11am tomorrow

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26 minutes ago, sss29 said:

Yeah I just picked the STT and that was it! I added it to my work list for my registration at 11am tomorrow

Thank you so much!!

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8 hours ago, F432 said:

Hi everyone! I was #38 on the waitlist. My SSC updated this morning so I could accept my offer! 

Mine too! I accepted my offer but when I go to pay my fees, it says I have no outstanding balance. Shouldn't the admission fee be there for me to pay as soon as I accept?

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