George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009 - page 2

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  1. by   tbbucs17
    This must be a new policy because I was a transfer student and never took a course at Mason before being selected to the nursing program. Mason only accepts a given number of transfer students to the nursing program a year. The main criteria is your overall transfer GPA. Mine was 3.80, which wasn't a problem. The program can definitely be disorganized at times, but the instructors provide a solid foundation to begin your nursing career.
  2. by   Pmkn10RN
    I don't think it's a new policy...I think someone got confused. I too was a transfer student and got into the traditional program. Students who declared nursing as their major from the first day they took classes at Mason get the first spots and then whatever spots are left over go to everyone else.
  3. by   mwk7m
    Yeah, I'm not sure - that is just what my friend told me the admissions people told her. Guess the number of transfers that get in varies year to year depending on the students applying. I had a 4.0 which surprised me about not getting into the traditional program in addition to the 2nd degree, but as mentioned, maybe this year they weren't considering transfers due to the numbers already enrolled at Mason. But touche - just something for future applicants to consider.
  4. by   hokiemama78
    if you talked to the admissions secretary, apparently she's been giving a lot of incorrect, unsolicited information. She's not the best source of information.
  5. by   Nurses-Rule1987
    Hello Everyone..
    I am interested in starting the accelarated BSN for nurses spring 2010. I am completing my second degree at NVCC, ( i am a new RN with nursing degree and finishing up the general studies one).. so my question is when should I call to speak with someone at GM about registration and things like that?.
    thank you and have a nice one guys!
  6. by   hokiemama78
    in preparation to get into the accelerated program, i talked to a counselor last summer for acceptance this fall. you're probably in better shape than i was because my 1st degree was not in nursing. i would advise talking to someone soon to make sure you have all the prereqs. they even have the NVCC equivalents of the prereqs. Good luck!
  7. by   RNwannabe2011
    Hi All! I'm planning on apply next fall, and had a question about the pre-reqs. I can't get to an information session, with my class schedule. I'm starting them this fall and the way I have to take them I won't be done until the summer. But in the brochure it says they have to be completed by spring in time for fall. How strict are they on this policy? Has anyone been allowed to finish a pre-req over the summer?
  8. by   julesjmf
    I think they are very strict on the prereq policy -- we had to send our transcript in by the end of May. If you can't make it to an information session, definitely give them a call and see if you can talk to/email one of the advisers.
  9. by   vwde
    They are very strict on the policy of completing the pre-reqs by the end of the spring semester. That is the final deciding factor on whether you get in or not and they send the letters out in early June. I would recommend you take an accelerated version of one of the classes somewhere or just double up. It's not worth taking another full year off. There are too many options at all of these local schools we have. You should be able to find something that works with your schedule.
  10. by   mell260
    Did GMU want reference forms? I can't seem to find if they do or don't require them.
  11. by   cheertt2
    we were told at the information session that they do not take recommendation letters.
  12. by   mell260
    Quote from RNwannabe2011
    Hi All! I'm planning on apply next fall, and had a question about the pre-reqs. I can't get to an information session, with my class schedule. I'm starting them this fall and the way I have to take them I won't be done until the summer. But in the brochure it says they have to be completed by spring in time for fall. How strict are they on this policy? Has anyone been allowed to finish a pre-req over the summer?
    I'm in the exact same position, I won't be finished with A&P 2 until the end of the summer.

    Did you find anything out??
  13. by   mell260
    Quote from vwde
    They are very strict on the policy of completing the pre-reqs by the end of the spring semester. That is the final deciding factor on whether you get in or not and they send the letters out in early June. I would recommend you take an accelerated version of one of the classes somewhere or just double up. It's not worth taking another full year off. There are too many options at all of these local schools we have. You should be able to find something that works with your schedule.
    Ahh, so the application deadline is in January and they take until June to decide?

    I guess I will have to look at 8 week A&P classes then Seems really unnecessary though, most other schools just need you finished by the start of classes. That way the material is fresher in your mind too!

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