woah, that's quite dissapointing. are you sure you cannot afford a private school even with scholarships. there are a lot out there. though it helps to be non-Caucasian... I am in so much debt from nursing school.... Don't really know why I went to a top-tier place.
I am sure that it is possible there are scholarships.
Problem is, that most private institutions do not transfer to masters degrees. I want to get my bachelors degree eventually and my masters eventually.. i would rather leave it open to a less costly place.
Most private institutions do not transfer to masters degrees? what do you mean by "private institutions?
You have to ask questions very carefully.
I interviewed at a school in NY. I asked specifically are you Nationally certified, they danced around it by saying we are certified. So then I asked, what happens when I want to get my bachelors degree, to which I got we have an agreement with xyz college for students to transfer.
what if I want to go on for my masters degree, for me it's either midwife or nurse practitioner. The response I got was, "most programs do not accept our degree for masters and military do not accept our degree either."
I do not want to state which school, but if you do not ask the right questions u might be stuck with a degree that can only go so far. I have learned that if u do not ask the right question then to bad they are sorry.
I want a degree where if possible I have the option of UCLA for my masters or any of those big colleges.
You can't extrapolate from one school that is not certified to all schools. When I say I went to a "private institution" I mean I didn't go to a state or city college. The school I went to is affiliated with Washington University and is recognized everywhere. I'm not really sure what you mean by "private institutions".
Malki, is Achot correct? Are you afraid you won't look good up against 'fresh blood' straight out of HS?
Many schools today are looking for a variety of qualities and life experiences. People are getting accepted to programs with all sorts of characters and qualities considered advantages and interesting additions to the mix of the student population.
May Hashem bless you with clarity to see His hand guiding you to success this year!
I actually went to an orientation, and I was one of the few with EVERYTHING completed.. But she still said that for 30 spots they get 150-200 applicants, and then it's just a random picking of people. ahhhhh
This week I was able to get a interview at UCLA, so that they can evaluate my credits..etc
Yeah Achot is correct, because my GPA is 3.3 now, problem is that when I first went to college I was married to my abusive ex husband and it dropped my GPA below a 2.0. Even though it was a couple of years ago, they still count those grades as part of my total GPA, and that typically kills my application at regular Bachelor programs.
Sure we have to make our efforts to maximum, but this is especially the time to know that Hashem runs His world, and we end up where we're supposed to be at that moment. The nursing school thing will work as it should, but don't despair! Make the effort, daven, and remember that the 'salvation of Hashem comes in the blink of an eye'. Y'shuat Hashem K'heref Ayin.
Malkie, I am so sorry that you had to go through that, and of course it affected not just your grade point average. But because of it you have emerged a stronger person and you have to draw upon that strength to get you through this challenge. As Medic pointed out DAVEN,and surely Hashem will answer. I would use it as a point in your favor if interviewed for admissions- you went through a rough patch in your life and are now committed to this, with no distractions. Assure the interviewee that they will not be disappointed if they accept you!!