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University of Calgary, January 2021

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Hey everyone! I am planning to apply to the degree holder route for nursing at the University of Calgary for January 2021. I found this site by reading through the University of Calgary, January 2020 forum and thought it would be good to start one for this next years in take.

I am currently finishing my English prerequisite and my anatomy and physiology course at Athabasca. Last year it looked like the GPA cut off was a 3.6 and that most people over a 3.7 got accepted.

Hey, just wondering if u know how the GPA scale of Athabasca differs to UofC, like say an 86 is an A at Athabasca, would it still translate over to UofC as an A or will it change to an A- due to the difference in the grading scale?

4 hours ago, jkredd said:

Hey, just wondering if u know how the GPA scale of Athabasca differs to UofC, like say an 86 is an A at Athabasca, would it still translate over to UofC as an A or will it change to an A- due to the difference in the grading scale?

https://gradecalc.info/ca/ab/ucalgary/gpa_calc.pl

Just found this on Google. Looks like it would be the same as Athabasca. Do you know what GPA you are going to approx be applying with?

Hey, I'm working on my Athabasca course RN, but I hope to apply within a 3.6-3.7 wbu?

Me too! I just started the Athabasca course. I currently have a 3.7 so depends how I do on this and the English course I am in.

Does your undergrad GPA matter? My undergrad GPA was 3.4 so nowhere near a 3.7 unfortunately. Worth applying still?

I am also about to be done with my A&P courses too. Should be done before the end of the month. I wish there were other second entry nursing programs in Canada that started in Jan

They look at your last 15 credits plus an English, stats, A&P, and arts course. So your overall GPA doesn't really matter its just the last two terms plus those courses essentially. I am not sure about if you have a graduate degree. From the other programs I've looked at they look at your first undergrad degree. Maybe worth emailing them!

I wish there was too! Someone mentioned to me maybe Lethbridge started in Jan? But not sure.

7 minutes ago, JReid26 said:

They look at your last 15 credits plus an English, stats, A&P, and arts course. So your overall GPA doesn't really matter its just the last two terms plus those courses essentially. I am not sure about if you have a graduate degree. From the other programs I've looked at they look at your first undergrad degree. Maybe worth emailing them!

I wish there was too! Someone mentioned to me maybe Lethbridge started in Jan? But not sure.

Thank you!!

Hey everyone, and Happy Canada Day! I applied this morning since my prereqs were completed last semester, but does anyone know how long a response might take? I'm hoping to get in this January and not have to wait until next fall to finally start nursing school...

I wonder how COVID will affect admissions for nursing students who are transfers as well as degree holders. Degree holder routes are more competitive. There are usually 25 seats reserved for university of calgary students transfers. With COVID and many students not knowing if they will be in Canada or even in the mind state to do school online, I am assuming many students will push their admissions to next fall.

Has someone contacted admissions office to follow up on how COVID will impact seats?

On 7/11/2020 at 2:19 PM, Student1999 said:

I wonder how COVID will affect admissions for nursing students who are transfers as well as degree holders. Degree holder routes are more competitive. There are usually 25 seats reserved for university of calgary students transfers. With COVID and many students not knowing if they will be in Canada or even in the mind state to do school online, I am assuming many students will push their admissions to next fall.

Has someone contacted admissions office to follow up on how COVID will impact seats?

I heard a lot of people saying that the GPA to get in will be way higher with everything going online with COVID. Do you really think people will push their admissions?

14 minutes ago, jkredd said:

I heard a lot of people saying that the GPA to get in will be way higher with everything going online with COVID. Do you really think people will push their admissions?

I don't really know why it would be higher? I know at other schools the GPA to be accepted into programs in actually lower because there is less students applying internationally and from out of province so it's less competitive now. Not sure about nursing though.

1 hour ago, JReid26 said:

I don't really know why it would be higher? I know at other schools the GPA to be accepted into programs in actually lower because there is less students applying internationally and from out of province so it's less competitive now. Not sure about nursing though.

I would honestly assume it’s less complétive bc no out of province and also no international. On top of that students are deferring their admissions and choosing to take time off from school because of COVID.

Hi!
I thought I'd jump in and say hi! I am applying to Calgary in the degree holder route and was waitlisted for UBC for this September. From my experience being on the waitlist this Summer, this admissions cycle is different than past years. I'm not sure if it will be the same for U of Calgary, but UBC had a lot more people accepting their initial offers than usual - this means that the waitlist was a lot slower, and less people are being accepted off of it. I think this means that more people are staying local and choosing schools that are closer to home. I'm not too sure, but thought I'd mention it since we were on the topic of COVID. I'm sure this could also change by January and differ from UBC intake.

Chloe_all

Specializes in Civil Technologist who works for government..

On 6/15/2020 at 1:02 PM, jkredd said:

Hey, just wondering if u know how the GPA scale of Athabasca differs to UofC, like say an 86 is an A at Athabasca, would it still translate over to UofC as an A or will it change to an A- due to the difference in the grading scale?

Good afternoon,

I am taking a few courses through athabasca univ as well. Wondering how everyone calculate their approximate GPA? As you see the chart below, Faculty of Nursing official GPA scale seems rank differently than Athabasca&u of c general.
imageproxy.php?img=&key=64ac4bc9f5bbb98e(top: nursing / bottom: general uofc scale)

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does anyone know how the admission department calculate our GPA? Will take reconsider the score and transfer to as per the nursing department standard? So for example, my fianl score is 87 which is A according to Uof c general chart but then it will turn out to become A-(3.7) when they process our transcript? Dhow does this work? Please advise,

Chloe

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Edited by Chloe_all

46 minutes ago, Chloe_all said:

Good afternoon,

I am taking a few courses through athabasca univ as well. Wondering how everyone calculate their approximate GPA? As you see the chart below, Faculty of Nursing official GPA scale seems rank differently than Athabasca&u of c general.
imageproxy.php?img=&key=64ac4bc9f5bbb98e(top: nursing / bottom: general uofc scale)

768427FD-6792-4CF8-B430-A2960BEE8C61.png FECA4533-4005-433F-ABF5-35F560ADB1C4.png

does anyone know how the admission department calculate our GPA? Will take reconsider the score and transfer to as per the nursing department standard? So for example, my fianl score is 87 which is A according to Uof c general chart but then it will turn out to become A-(3.7) when they process our transcript? Dhow does this work? Please advise,

Chloe

768427FD-6792-4CF8-B430-A2960BEE8C61.png FECA4533-4005-433F-ABF5-35F560ADB1C4.png

This question has been answered in previous forums for each admitting cycle at u of c. Refer to that or just contact the u of c office when you apply and they can tell you your GPA.

On 7/20/2020 at 2:23 PM, Chloe_all said:

Good afternoon,

I am taking a few courses through athabasca univ as well. Wondering how everyone calculate their approximate GPA? As you see the chart below, Faculty of Nursing official GPA scale seems rank differently than Athabasca&u of c general.
imageproxy.php?img=&key=64ac4bc9f5bbb98e(top: nursing / bottom: general uofc scale)

768427FD-6792-4CF8-B430-A2960BEE8C61.png FECA4533-4005-433F-ABF5-35F560ADB1C4.png

does anyone know how the admission department calculate our GPA? Will take reconsider the score and transfer to as per the nursing department standard? So for example, my fianl score is 87 which is A according to Uof c general chart but then it will turn out to become A-(3.7) when they process our transcript? Dhow does this work? Please advise,

Chloe

768427FD-6792-4CF8-B430-A2960BEE8C61.png FECA4533-4005-433F-ABF5-35F560ADB1C4.png

You deleted your follow up comment but they don’t use the nursing undergraduate one. That’s for if you’re admitted into nursing and are taking nursing courses. They use the other one. They weigh your mark with the official university of Calgary standards. The one above this comment with the TD mortgage ad is what they’ll use!

Is anyone here having this same issue with their application?

I already have a bachelor's degree so I am applying for the degree holder option. However everytime I click on the degree holder option, it says 'you have to be a prior degree holder to choose this'. I reviewed everything else in my application and have all the universities I attended listed as well as the date my degree was conferred. 308823389_ScreenShot2020-07-22at14_53_12.thumb.png.b215387ca3f25b19faf863b00462e4b3.png