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Will I get accepted to Drxel ACE?

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by Majide Majide (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone, very important question that I need your answer/opinions on.

I'm graduating college with a B.S. in Biology, but with a 2.3 GPA. I want to know if there is any possibility for me to get in the ACE program at Drexel, seeing that they require at least a 2.75, i am just wondering if they are flexible.

Also what are the pre-reqs for drexel ACE?

Thanks nursing forum members.

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piper_for_hire specializes in SRNA.

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The requirement is that you have a 2.75 overall or a 3.0 for the last 60 hours. Maybe that will help.

-S

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JdNNurse2B specializes in NICU.

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I would think that they would not be flexible as they set those guidelines for a reason. I guess your best bet would be to contact them. My undergrad GPA was a 3.2 and my pre-reqs have been a 3.8. Best of luck to you.

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Might be a long shot. But will depend on number of apps received.

This is a strong program. Please make sure you're ready for the commitment.

Good luck!

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Hey.

I'll graduate in Sept. from the ACE program. Unfortunately, the program may not accept a 2.3 GPA. A lot of people apply to the program, and Drexel seems to be pretty strict about everything.

In my opinion, you don't wanna do the ACE program anyway. Most people in the program can't stand it. It's like the military.

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Hey.

I'll graduate in Sept. from the ACE program. Unfortunately, the program may not accept a 2.3 GPA. A lot of people apply to the program, and Drexel seems to be pretty strict about everything.

In my opinion, you don't wanna do the ACE program anyway. Most people in the program can't stand it. It's like the military.

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yeah i know what the program is like and how hard it will be. My girlfriend is in the Drexel Co-op nursing program, and their curriculum/workload is much higher than most nursing schools around philadelphia area. I talked to an adviser at Drexel, brought my transcript, we talked and said that I still need some pre-req classes and if I do well in those I will have a good chance. So i'm enrolled this summer session and next summer session to finish up the pre-req classes.

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Hi, could you explain what you mean by "strong program."

Might be a long shot. But will depend on number of apps received.

This is a strong program. Please make sure you're ready for the commitment.

Good luck!

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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In a word, "tough."

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Hi, this is my first post here after reading posts for so long so bear with me if there are any forum "mistakes".

To answer the OP on whether one can get into the Drexel ACE program with a 2.3 GPA from their first degree, the answer is yes, BUT you're gonna have to work to fix the problem. I finished my BS degree about 7 years ago (with a 2.3 as well). However, I continued taking classes in random subjects (computer programming, financial planning, etc) because I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. About two years ago I decided that I wanted to go into nursing so I quit my fulltime job and started taking nursing prereqs (to get into school) and EMT courses (to learn some health care skills). In the last 12 months, I finished up 34 semester hours and maintained a 3.7 gpa. The last 34 hours combined with my previous random classes helped bring up my last 60 hours of coursework to a gpa > 3.0, and that definitely helped me to get accepted for spring '08. So to answer the OP, yes it can be done.

The big thing that anyone with a low gpa should consider when looking at returning to school is "Why did I have a low gpa the first time?" and "What can I do to fix that?". For me, I decided to open the book well before exam day :idea:.

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Good post, Wiz!

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I'm currently in the ACE program, and I want to shoot myself. I'm in the last quarter and everyone is just so bitchy anymore and there's no fight left in us. It's a struggle to go to school everyday b/c I'm so burned out. I really wish I had went with another accelerated program. Yes it's possible to graduate and survive, obviously, but Drexel is so set on being "the fastest accelerated program in the country", that it seems they're not taking into account students health. If you wanna keep your sanity, try a different program like Villanova or even Penn.

Boy am I a party pooper :( Sorry. Just venting.

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