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1 minute ago, INFJnurse33 said:

So sorry to hear this! Were your other courses below a B+? 

My most recent courses were a mix of Bs and As but the grading system differs. Please any tips on GPA booster

 

11 minutes ago, rntos said:

My most recent courses were a mix of Bs and As but the grading system differs. Please any tips on GPA booster

 

You may have to retake your prerequisites or do a GPA booster you can get A+ in. I would do what you are good at. If you’re good at math, take an intro to math course. At Western University you can take an online course called Math 1229 and it’s the easiest math course in Canada. If you’re good with memorization and readings do an introduction to psychology course. 

1 hour ago, rntos said:

My most recent courses were a mix of Bs and As but the grading system differs. Please any tips on GPA booster

 

UofC also has a bunch of GPA boosters, and since classes are online you wouldn't need to travel for them. Some that I can remember are: ASTR 207/209, GRST 211, ARHI 203, RELS 200/201/203, SAST 203, DNCE 341/345. Just double check the profs on ratemyprof since sometimes the course depends on the prof teaching it. Hope this helps!

Thank you.

58 minutes ago, INFJnurse33 said:

You may have to retake your prerequisites or do a GPA booster you can get A+ in. I would do what you are good at. If you’re good at math, take an intro to math course. At Western University you can take an online course called Math 1229 and it’s the easiest math course in Canada. If you’re good with memorization and readings do an introduction to psychology course. 

Thank you.

1 hour ago, rntos said:

Hi everyone,

Congratulations to everyone that got in.

I'm an international student and my application recently got cancelled. my GPA was below average. 

I would need help in what easy courses I can take to boost my GPA. I currently have a B+ in A&P, B+ English and B+ in Statistics (took them at Athabasca). 

Your advice and tips will be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

 

 

 

If you are at the UofC I would suggest you take music courses. They are literally courses where you attend concerts and write about how it made you feel and the tests are all memorization based exams. So if you study hard, an A is possible. I took Music 403 (world hand drumming was sooo fun but looks like it has been discontinued 😞 ), music 309, and music 307. I also took a drama class and that was fun as well. 

Hi everyone!

It’s been well over 3 weeks with my portal still reviewing my courses to see if they meet the requirements. I’ve called multiple times and it’s due to my anatomy & physiology pre-req. I tried to email the nursing email from the school website to see if I could give them a more detailed syllabus than the course outline I originally provided (hoping that might speed up the process) but no response yet. I was recently rejected from another program here in the U.S so I’m starting to really stress about where I’m going to get into/the moving process with covid right now. Did anyone else have this issue with waiting so long for the reviewing process? Last I checked the cut off was a 3.6 and with my calculations I should be above that but the waiting game is painful, especially hearing that people are able to apply for classes already and that some people have been waitlisted with over a 3.6...

congrats to those already admitted! 

46 minutes ago, Crystal6055 said:

If you are at the UofC I would suggest you take music courses. They are literally courses where you attend concerts and write about how it made you feel and the tests are all memorization based exams. So if you study hard, an A is possible. I took Music 403 (world hand drumming was sooo fun but looks like it has been discontinued 😞 ), music 309, and music 307. I also took a drama class and that was fun as well. 

Thank you. What if the course does not have an exam and they are just assignments. does it count?

1 minute ago, rntos said:

Thank you. What if the course does not have an exam and they are just assignments. does it count?

Yeah the UofC literally takes your most recent 5 courses (15 credits) in whatever you have taken. They don’t care if it had a final exam or not. All of my music courses did not have a final exam, other than world hand drumming, I had a drumming final exam. If you can find an online medical terminology course, I would recommend that too! Its a memorization course, and as long as you study with flash cards weekly and memorize all the terms and its meaning then that is also an easy A but this requires studying and studying requires time commitment. 

5 minutes ago, Crystal6055 said:

Yeah the UofC literally takes your most recent 5 courses (15 credits) in whatever you have taken. They don’t care if it had a final exam or not. All of my music courses did not have a final exam, other than world hand drumming, I had a drumming final exam. If you can find an online medical terminology course, I would recommend that too! Its a memorization course, and as long as you study with flash cards weekly and memorize all the terms and its meaning then that is also an easy A but this requires studying and studying requires time commitment. 

Forgot to add the course name. It was GRST 211 at the UofC or CLAS 1111 at MRU. 

16 hours ago, pacha said:

Did you apply for Winter 2021 or did you also apply for the Spring semester? It's confusing since we have class all year except for Summer. 

I only applied for Winter 2021. It is so confusing! It took me quite a while to figure it out. But after some digging online, I found that they have a table in the student handbook that explains how to apply for loans for the after-degree program. Here is the link: https://nursing.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/teams/5/BN Student Handbook F20-W21.Final_.pdf

The table I used is on page 28. 

So in the Alberta Student Loan application, I stated that I'm in the Bachelor of Nursing program, degree-holder, and year 2 (because we start with year 2 courses). I was then able to select "January 1 - April 30" for my start and end dates. 

If I understand it correctly, I think we will be able to apply for the Spring semester later in the year. Once that time comes, we will select year 2 still, but then it will give us the option of "May 1 - June 30" for the study dates.

And then in September 2021, we'll be able to apply for year 3, September 1 - April 30. Then year 4 includes May 1 - June 30 (2022) and September 1 - December 31. 

I hope that helps!! 

4 hours ago, Maria1221 said:

I only applied for Winter 2021. It is so confusing! It took me quite a while to figure it out. But after some digging online, I found that they have a table in the student handbook that explains how to apply for loans for the after-degree program. Here is the link: https://nursing.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/teams/5/BN Student Handbook F20-W21.Final_.pdf

The table I used is on page 28. 

So in the Alberta Student Loan application, I stated that I'm in the Bachelor of Nursing program, degree-holder, and year 2 (because we start with year 2 courses). I was then able to select "January 1 - April 30" for my start and end dates. 

If I understand it correctly, I think we will be able to apply for the Spring semester later in the year. Once that time comes, we will select year 2 still, but then it will give us the option of "May 1 - June 30" for the study dates.

And then in September 2021, we'll be able to apply for year 3, September 1 - April 30. Then year 4 includes May 1 - June 30 (2022) and September 1 - December 31. 

I hope that helps!! 

Thank you!! That table is super helpful since it can be confusing with the accelerated program. It makes sense to apply for Winter semester and then Spring semester separately. 

Hello, long time lurker here. Has anyone been offered admission recently? My GPA is around 3.5 and I am still waiting for them to make a decision. The wait is excruciating, I must say. 

17 minutes ago, adtf said:

Hello, long time lurker here. Has anyone been offered admission recently? My GPA is around 3.5 and I am still waiting for them to make a decision. The wait is excruciating, I must say. 

Hi,

I was recently waitlisted with a 3.6 GPA. I called admissions and a 3.6 is currently the cutoff. 

5 minutes ago, Allison Newhouse said:

Hi,

I was recently waitlisted with a 3.6 GPA. I called admissions and a 3.6 is currently the cutoff. 

Oh wow! Seems like you stand a better chance, based on your GPA. Good luck!

13 hours ago, adtf said:

Hello, long time lurker here. Has anyone been offered admission recently? My GPA is around 3.5 and I am still waiting for them to make a decision. The wait is excruciating, I must say. 

Are you going for Degree Holder or Degree Transfer? I have 3.58 as Degree Holder and got declined last week after initially being on the waitlist.

56 minutes ago, Student000 said:

Are you going for Degree Holder or Degree Transfer? I have 3.58 as Degree Holder and got declined last week after initially being on the waitlist.

I'm also a Degree Holder. At this point, I'm just discouraged.

Super annoyed. Calgary waitlisted me with a 3.6 which confused me because I had calculated my GPA as a 3.7

I called admissions only to find out that they took a course that I received a B in for my art requirement when I had originally submitted and syllabus for a class I had an A in. They took it up with the art department and turns out the class I originally submitted is transferable so they approved that and I’m now at the 3.7 that I initially calculated. Only thing is they still have me placed on the waitlist when this was a mistake on their end. I don’t know how to go about this. I’m an international student and there is a lot that comes with moving to Calgary, especially with COVID-19 restrictions that makes this even more difficult to be left to the last minute. 

11 hours ago, Allison Newhouse said:

Super annoyed. Calgary waitlisted me with a 3.6 which confused me because I had calculated my GPA as a 3.7

I called admissions only to find out that they took a course that I received a B in for my art requirement when I had originally submitted and syllabus for a class I had an A in. They took it up with the art department and turns out the class I originally submitted is transferable so they approved that and I’m now at the 3.7 that I initially calculated. Only thing is they still have me placed on the waitlist when this was a mistake on their end. I don’t know how to go about this. I’m an international student and there is a lot that comes with moving to Calgary, especially with COVID-19 restrictions that makes this even more difficult to be left to the last minute. 

Allison please contact ********, she’s a nursing admission officer. She is AMAZING! I think she will fix your application.