What do you think?

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Greetings!

I have found a BSN program in my area that I will be able to apply for at the same time I apply for a ADN program. I would honestly rather apply to the BSN program as it will take me the same amount of time to complete as the ADN program.

My issue.....

The BSN program accepts you in after you complete all pre-reqs.

One of the admission criteria to be considered for admission to the program is that no lower division courses can be repeated more than one time.

Well, the summer of 2010 when I first went off to university I took an ENG 101 course; I did not take it seriously and I ended up failing it. Then I went off to university in fall 2010 and took an ENG 101 course ended up with a D. After that semester I came back home and went to MA school. Then in summer of 2012 I took ENG 101 and got a B+.

This is the only course out of many that I have had to repeat.

Do you guys think it will keep from being considered for admission?

I would only hope they would look at the fact that two years had passed between the times I had repeated the class. Also the fact that I have a 3.8GPA and a grade of A in all science courses.

What do you all think??

Thanks!

IH

mirandaaa

Specializes in PCT, RN. Has 3 years experience. 588 Posts

Nobody here can answer this. You'll need to speak to an advisor at the school.

Good luck.

studentih

93 Posts

Nobody here can answer this. You'll need to speak to an advisor at the school.

Good luck.

Of course no one here can give me a definite answer.......

I am really just looking for opinions and advice. I thought that what this website was for....:down:

IH

Leonardsmom,LPN

367 Posts

Each school is going to have different criteria in how the look at repeated classes and if the take how long since the class was completed into consideration. What they do at my school will be different than what they do at yours. The best resource for the information that you are looking for will be the school that you are planning on attending. If you haven't already set up an appointment with an advisor from the school that works with nursing and prenursing students. They will be able to give you the most accurate information for your question and they will be able to advise you in what you need to do to be competitive for their program.

studentih

93 Posts

Each school is going to have different criteria in how the look at repeated classes and if the take how long since the class was completed into consideration. What they do at my school will be different than what they do at yours. The best resource for the information that you are looking for will be the school that you are planning on attending. If you haven't already set up an appointment with an advisor from the school that works with nursing and prenursing students. They will be able to give you the most accurate information for your question and they will be able to advise you in what you need to do to be competitive for their program.

May I ask, what would they do at your school in regards to this situation??

I plan to meet with an advisor already, but thanks for the advice!

IH

AspiringNurseMW

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Of course no one here can give me a definite answer.......

I am really just looking for opinions and advice. I thought that what this website was for....:down:

IH

Really, I get that you want advice, but there isn't any for us to give you. Each individual school is going to have their own policies, so our experiences are going to be irrelevant to you. We can't give you any advice other than go speak to your counselor. There's not much left to say or suggest aside from that. Except maybe good luck.

studentih

93 Posts

Really, I get that you want advice, but there isn't any for us to give you. Each individual school is going to have their own policies, so our experiences are going to be irrelevant to you. We can't give you any advice other than go speak to your counselor. There's not much left to say or suggest aside from that. Except maybe good luck.

I guess what I meant to ask was....

Has anyone had experience with this before? Has it ever happened at your school where they considered more than just what was on paper, such as the facts that you are doing amazing in school now, even when you didn't do so hot 3 years ago. I am really just looking for those who have experience with this, regardless to whether it is an ADN program, a BSN, a hospital or LPN. Whether you live in New York, Alaska, Mississippi, or Hawaii.All experiences are welcome! I just want to find out if anyone was considered for more than just "admission requirements" I just wonder if there is some kind of hope for my situation. Just share your experiences, that what I am wanting.

If you don't have any experience with it, then don't bother commenting.

Thanks!

IH

Leonardsmom,LPN

367 Posts

Studentih at my school they allow you to take prereqs twice, no matter the grade or if you withdrew from the class within a 5 year period. Any additional attors at the class in that time frame is not considered. Some schools will not count a W grade against you, some do. Some schools will allow you to only retake a class if you failed. At my school they are changing the guidelines for admission into the program for next year, students who have taken a class more than once or at another school will receive less points.

As others posters have tried to say each program is going to be different in how they determine which students qualify for their program. Also how qualification for a particular program can change from year to year. What qualified me and the rest of my cohort this year for the nursing program this year, will be different than what will qualify next years cohort.

The best advice I or anyone else can give you is to make sure you are meeting with an advisor from your school. Make sure it is an advisor that works with the premiering and nursing students, since they will be the one to give you the best advice. The other thing is make sure that you keep up to date of your programs application process, since things can and do change from year to year.

Good luck in your future pursuits :up:

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU. 3,663 Posts

If you have retaken the class twice and it only allows one retake, then I'm going to say you are out of luck. A "D" at my school is failing, so that would mean you have failed it twice. Also most BSN programs look at the total GPA, not just your science classes. Why people think that only science classes are important is beyond me. English comp was a class in my program that was weighed heavily in addition to the 2 sciences. But seeing that you failed it twice, that is going to bring your GPA down big time.

Also, if you retake a class, do they replace it with the higher grade or do they average out the retakes with the first one? There is a lot that goes into it. I'm surprised that your school let you take it a third time if their policy is only one retake.