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University of Alberta - After Degree Program Fall 2018

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Hello Everyone,

Just want to know who else is apply to Nursing After Degree Program for Fall 2018.

I have already applied and will be taking one last prereq course through Macewan this winter term.

does anyone know what is the competitive GPA for fall intake?

Hi!

I am currently on the fence about the program, but I am very inclined to apply. I am planning on finishing the prerequisites and currently waiting on permission to enrol in a Microbiology course. I am not sure about the GPA, but I can imagine it would be competitive. Tempted to say over 3.5...?

Are you from Edmonton?

I called the office and she said GPA is currently 3.5 and it has been this for past few years as well. Unless applicant pool changes drastically, it should stay 3.5.

yes i am from edmonton and i really hope to get in. where are you from?

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Hey! I also applied for Fall 2018, but I have no idea about what the GPA cutoff is.

I'm not sure about anyone else, but I was a bit thrown off by the application process. I got into UBC last year (but then moved to Germany in September, so declined the offer) and for their application I had to take the CASPeR test and have letters of reference, along with a pretty in-depth application form.

Am I missing something for the U of A application or is it totally just based off of GPA?

During my intake year (2015), it was absolutely based on GPA - as was the year after. Our competitive GPA was around 3.5, with the average being 3.7ish. I don't think much has changed.

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Has 1 years experience.

Wow, I didn't realise.. it's kind of nice that you don't have to go through all the hoops that other schools need.

I'm applying for the honors program, and I just recently talked to someone at the U of A and they said that the application is different and they do need other information, but they don't contact you about those other things until after the deadline... Does anyone know what else they need?

Hello,

Does anyone know when the admission offers are being sent out? And if they are sent all at once or individually?

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Has 1 years experience.

I just received my offer a few days ago. I'm not sure if they send them out all at once or individually, but I would assume they stagger them. Good luck!!

I received my offer too. There was a delay in sending my transcript. Does anyone know if UA is still implementing CBL?

Also, is there a Facebook page established for UAlberta Nursing AD Class of 2020?

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Has 1 years experience.

Congrats! Mine took longer than expected too... I applied to the honors AD program and got approved, but decided it wasn't for me so I had to switch my choice of program.

Not sure about the CBL...

I saw there was a "UAlberta- AD Nursing- Class of 2019" but I haven't seen anything for 2020. It would be great to have a fb group for our year!

Hi everyone. Ive applied for the after degree 2018 and finishing up micro at 0athabasca. Congrats to those that have received admission . Couple questions what were your GPA and how do they calculate the agpa? And finally how many students are they accepting

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Has 1 years experience.

I *think* they calculate the AGPA from the grades in your most recent two terms, if they have at least 24 credits. If you don't have at least 24 credits, then they add all courses from the previous term to the average (and so on until at least 24 credits are included). Mine was 3.93

Good luck!!!

Hi everyone,

I started the After Degree program last September and I want to say that Year 1 was awesome! Congrats to those who got in and if you have any questions about the process/program (they are doing a big curriculum change this year, though), I'd be happy to try to help! :)

Hi ormack86, my AGPA was 3.6. Someone told me they accept 75 students to the Edmonton location. Not completely sure if this is accurate.

Hello anthonyyy, can you give me an overview of the class/lab schedule? Also, when does the clinical start and how does the placements work?

Hi!

I'm thinking of applying to U of A. Has anyone taken Micro through Athabasca? How did it go?

Hi!

I'm thinking of applying to U of A. Has anyone taken Micro through Athabasca? How did it go?

Hi Hopeful_Nurse2018, I did BIOL 325 at Athabasca and I loved the experience! I started the lab before I even read the textbook, and I have heard from other students that it is best to start the lab earlier than later (at least before midterm) because the lab teaches you many of the materials that will be on the exam. It is also easier to learn the textbook material since you already seen it in the lab. The professors and teaching assistant for the course were very helpful and friendly. However, this is an online course, and you can expect a lot of individual learning.

Thanks for the feedback! Do you think the lab was necessary to learn the techniques? I have micro experience from my first degree and was hoping to be exempt as I'd have to travel for the lab.

Thanks for the feedback! Do you think the lab was necessary to learn the techniques? I have micro experience from my first degree and was hoping to be exempt as I'd have to travel for the lab.

I think this is a first year level course. I didn't have any micro experience before this so the lab was really helpful for me. Basically they teach you stuff like gram stain, plate streaking, and ELISA in the lab. If you know all this already, I don't see why you should have to go through this again.

Hi tuktuki,

I applied to edmonton and camrose and I'm still waiting to hear back. I recently finished anatomy and nursing research at the end of April. Have you heard anything about your application yet?

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