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FAQ's

How many points do I need to have to get accepted into the program?

Every year the number of points needed for admission varies, depending on the number of applicants, and the average number of points they have earned. In recent years, the minimum number of points needed to be considered for acceptance in the program has ranged between 24 – 26 points. This number may increase or decrease this year.

 

How do I complete the Criminal History Background check?

Once you have submitted your application, the ADN department will notify the Texas Board of Nursing within 30 days of receiving the application. The BON will then notify the ADN program when your name has been entered into their system. At this time, the Grayson ADN department will send you an e-mail with the instructions for how to obtain your fingerprints for the criminal history background check.

 

When will I be notified regarding selection to the nursing program?

Notification of selection to the nursing program is done by e-mail. We strive to send the e-mails within six weeks of the final transcript deadline. It is critical to provide an accurate e-mail address on the application and keep the nursing department aware of any changes.

 

I took some of my pre-requisite and co-requisite courses at another college with a different course numbering system. Will you accept those courses?

After you have enrolled in the college, you can make an appointment to meet with an academic counselor who can review your transcript to determine which courses are equivalent to the courses we require at Grayson College.

 

How are Science course points determined?

The Anatomy and Physiology courses and Microbiology course may be either a 4 hour combined theory and lab course or separate 3 hour theory and 1 hour lab courses. Points for a four hour combined lecture / lab science class are awarded as follows: if you make an A in the four hour class, you will be awarded 6 points for the class; if you make a B, you are awarded 4 points, and if you make a C, you are awarded 2 points. Total maximum points for science courses = 18.

Students who take separate 3 hour theory and 1 hour lab courses will receive equivalent points, based on the separate course grades. Points for separate lab/theory courses are awarded as follows: if you make an A in the three hour lecture, you will be awarded three points. If you make an A in the one hour lab, you will be awarded 3 points. If you make a B in the three hour lecture, you will be awarded two points and if you make a B in the one hour lab, you will be awarded two points. Likewise, if you make a C in the three hour lecture, you will be awarded one point and if you make a C in the one hour lecture, you will be awarded one point. Total maximum points for science courses = 18.

 

How is residency status decided?

The ADN program uses the definition for service area residency described in the online College Policy & Procedure manual. A resident is a student who resides in the Grayson College Service Area and who has been a resident of Texas for the twelve months preceding the date of registration.

 

Do I have to take all the pre-requisite and co-requisite courses before being admitted to the program?

No. You are only required to complete the prerequisite courses. However, because admission is competitive, the more co-requisite courses you have completed, the more admission points you will receive.

 

I am taking some courses during the Spring semester. Can I get points for those courses?

Yes. Points for those courses taken during the Spring semester will be counted toward your Fall admission as long as unofficial transcripts are turned in by the final Fall admission deadline date. Likewise, courses taken during the Summer semester may count toward Spring admission if the transcripts are turned in by the final Spring admission deadline date.

 

I am taking some courses during the Fall semester and am applying for Spring admission. Can I get points for those courses?

No.  Unfortunately, there is not sufficient time after the fall semester ends to select a new class. Selection must occur during mid-semester in the fall semester, therefore this does not allow for use of fall semester courses in the points system.

 

Can I take the Admission test somewhere besides Grayson College?

Yes. You may take the Evolve Admission test at another college or testing facility. Make sure you take all the sections of the test required by Grayson College, and submit the results by the deadline, along with all your other application information.

 

I already took a different admission test for another school. Will you accept those test scores instead of the Evolve Admission test scores?

No. At the present time we only accept scores for the Evolve Admission test. The applicant is allowed two attempts in a 12-month period and must have been taken within the last 5 years.

 

I have copies of my transcripts. May I go ahead and submit an application?

No. You must complete and pass all required components of the Evolve Admission test before submitting an application to the program. Once you have passed the admission test you may make application to the program and submit all required paperwork.

 

Once I am enrolled in the nursing courses, how many days a week will I be in class?

You should plan to be in class or clinical approximately four days a week once you actually start the nursing program courses. There is approximately 5 hours of lecture content, 1-3 hours of lab class, and 12-15 hours of clinical per week. These vary from semester to semester, but you will most likely be in class or clinical four days a week throughout the four semesters.

 

Are there services available to assist students with various needs based on race, creed, gender, national origin, or disability?

Professionally trained counselors are available to all students and are prepared to assist students in achieving success. A wide variety of counseling and support services are available. For example, a Foreign and ESOL Student Advisor is available to assist international students with a wide variety of needs. Members of the Choctaw Nation should contact a Choctaw Nation representative available on campus to assist with learning about opportunities available.