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Does anybody know anything about exactly how compettive UCF's bsn program is to get into??

I am currently at a community college and i have been accepted into the RN program there and was planning to complete my BSN with ucf...But i was looking online at the catalog, and im only 3 classes shy of being able to apply to go directly into the BSN program ...anybody know anything about it? average GPA maybe?

Yes, I was just accepted into the UCF College of Nursing. I will be starting in January 2011. I started at BCC to get all my prereqs finished and when I applied to UCF, I had a 4.0 GPA. It is very competitive. I think you would probably need at least a 3.5 GPA or higher to be considered. They told me at orientation that I had a 1 in 6 chance of making it in. Hope this helps. :-)

are you serious?! 1 in 6 chance with a 4.0 GPA!?!?! how is that!?!?! lol its a frikkn 4.0 lol

at Seminole state college, there is a program you can get your as-bsn pretty much at the same time. First you get your AS then two more semester you get your BSN with ucf..

I am sorry - I don't think I was very clear in my response. I had a 4.0 when I applied to UCF. At the orientation, the director stated to all of the applicants that we had a 1 in 6 chance of making it into the program. He also said that there were usually about 200 applicants for the 40 positions available.... (Cocoa campus)

Hello, I just got accepted into the UCF nursing program (main campus) in April 2010 and just started my courses in August. I'm not trying to scare you but it is extremely competitive. From what I've been told, the senior class originally had over 800 applicants. For our junior class I'm not sure how many applied but probably well over 800. My GPA when I applied was 3.93 and is now a 3.95 after last semester. The average gpa for our class was 3.7. They look at two GPAs: your overall gpa and your prereqs especially anatomy and physiology. Each applicant must beat out 9 or 10 others. There are only 120 seats per year. You don't have to do any other extracurriculars such as nursing clubs. I didn't do any. All I did was study. As for this year's applicants you guys must take the TEAS test as well in order to get in. It consists of english, math, reading, and science. Sort of like another SAT. They only started that test this year. I had to take it but I only had to take it after I was accepted. Good luck with nursing and I hoped this helped.

Your comment makes me really nervous. I have a 3.72 UCF GPA. I got an A in chemistry but it was at community college and B's in both anatomy and physiology. I got a B- in one elective and an A- in another. A's in every other class... Do you think I have a chance? =/

Hello,

It sounds like you might have a decent chance - you have a nice, solid overall GPA so you should definitely apply. Good luck!!

Overall GPA is important; however, prereq GPA is critical. My overall GPA is 3.3 from my previous major. My prereq GPA is 4.0. I applied for the Accelerated class of 2010 which had over 300 applicants for 60 seats. Yes, I got in.

I heard that extracurricular activities can have a small influence, especially in such a crowded field. The ratios for the basic program are along the lines of 700-800 applicants for 120 spaces.

The numbers aren't as bad as they look. Figure that some applicants will apply at several different schools. Also some applicants won't meet the minimum application standards and are no threat. Finally, not all of those that UCF selects will accept as several candidates will choose other schools/move/go broke/whatever. After all this is factored in then your chances are somewhat improved.

Final consideration is looking at the market where you'll be applying for work. Here in Central Florida BSNs are getting considerable preference over Associates candidates. If you're anywhere above minimum - especially if you've done well with your prereqs - send in your application. You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take.

I am currently applying to transfer back to UCF from an out of state school. I submitted my application for the 2011 Accelerated program but I am concerned about whether my out of state prereqs will transfer. Did anyone have to submit APG forms and if so, what was the result? Also, I have a 3.57 overall GPA, a 4.0 prereq GPA and a 94.1 on the TEAS but since I haven't been in the area to attend an information session I was wondering about the averages and if I should be hopeful or not. Does anyone know how much weight they give to each of these?

Hi jessieg21,

I also applied to the accelerated program for summer 2011, and while I was also unable to attend an information session, I did speak over the phone with a nursing advisor who is on the selection committee. She told me that cumulative and pre-req GPA are most important in the application process. She stated that the TEAS is not weighted as much as GPA, and that they are really just looking to see that you score over their minimum requirement.

I have been going crazy waiting, and we still have at least another month to wait!

Okay, reading this just makes me want to cry :-( I'll graduate with an AA from Valencia at the end of the spring semester. I am taking 2 nursing pre-reqs at another school, but don't need them to graduate.

Anyway, I had hoped to start UCF in the fall (accepted), spend a semester finishing pre-reqs, then apply to the nursing program. I'm an older student (46), and while I've gotten a 4.0 on this second go at college, I totally blew it when I was 18, so the GPA I'm looking at as a result is 3.4.

Valencia told me they have a minimum 2 year wait for their nursing program, so I should have assumed UCF would be as impossible to get into, but I have to say the closer I get, the more the reality is starting to stress me out :-(

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

I am currently applying to transfer back to UCF from an out of state school. I submitted my application for the 2011 Accelerated program but I am concerned about whether my out of state prereqs will transfer. Did anyone have to submit APG forms and if so, what was the result? Also, I have a 3.57 overall GPA, a 4.0 prereq GPA and a 94.1 on the TEAS but since I haven't been in the area to attend an information session I was wondering about the averages and if I should be hopeful or not. Does anyone know how much weight they give to each of these?

I submitted my APG Petition form a while back for half of the 8 prereqs, which I completed out of state during my first bachelors. The rest of my prereqs were completed in FL (not @ UCF) and did not require APG. All my out of state courses were accepted for transfer. You need to complete the APG form they provide on their website, plus submit course descriptions of the courses you wish to transfer (catalog photocopies or printed from website), and official transcripts from the out of state school(s) with the final grades for these courses. Instructions are on that APG form. You need to do this ASAP, especially since UCF is reviewing applications as we speak. Not sure however if not having done an APG will affect decision on an application, call the nursing school for a straight answer on that.

Based on what I heard at an information session, your GPA and TEAS scores are very competitive for the program. They said something like > 3.4 overall GPA and > 90% TEAS reflects the most competitive applicant. That's not to say that they are automatic cutoffs.

Okay, reading this just makes me want to cry :-( I'll graduate with an AA from Valencia at the end of the spring semester. I am taking 2 nursing pre-reqs at another school, but don't need them to graduate.

Anyway, I had hoped to start UCF in the fall (accepted), spend a semester finishing pre-reqs, then apply to the nursing program. I'm an older student (46), and while I've gotten a 4.0 on this second go at college, I totally blew it when I was 18, so the GPA I'm looking at as a result is 3.4.

Valencia told me they have a minimum 2 year wait for their nursing program, so I should have assumed UCF would be as impossible to get into, but I have to say the closer I get, the more the reality is starting to stress me out :-(

Read my earlier post in this thread. My scenario in 2009 was similar to yours - right down to the age.

UCF College of Nursing: Been There, Graduated That. :grad:

I applied to UCF Accelerated prgram as well. I have a 3.7 overall, a 4.0 science pre-req and a 3.8 non science pre-req ( I got a B+ in stats when I took it 8 years ago). I got a 86.5 on the TEAS. I was feeling really positive, but I have been completely stressing out the past few weeks. I'm in the process of applying to Seminole State / UCF concurrent program for a backup. I've scanned the boards from the 2010 Accelerated class and it looks like some people got in with GPAs as low as 3.2 and TEAS as low as 80, so I hope this year is similar. March 1st can't come soon enough. Good luck everyone :)

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

Does anyone know if we can apply to BOTH the traditional and accelerated BSN programs? I am awaiting word about the accelerated program but am on the fence about applying to the traditional. Would like to know since the Feb 15 deadline is looming. Thanks!

Yes you can apply to both but if you get accepted into the accelerated, they expect you to do that.

I'm considering applying to both as well, but I heard the traditional was more competitive to get into than the accelerated; although I would think the accelerated would be more difficult.