Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Just out of curiousity why are you moving clear up there for school? I'm sure there are lots of nursing schools in CO.
Well, Colorado Nursing schools have either 3 year waiting lists or absurd pre-requisites.
A girl with a 4.0 average and perfect application got rejected from CU Denver, go figure why.
And if you get accepted, tuitions are skyhigh.
I have the following problems here in the US for education:
- Yes, I do have American nationality.
- I grew up in Mexico, because my father is mexican.
- My first bachelor's comes from a mexican university. I'm a licensed Clinical Psychologist.
- I can't use my degree in the US because it's foreign.
- If you have a previous degree, you don't qualify for financial aid, even if it's foreign.
- I received a fair share of rejections letters from Colorado universities, w/o any justification for the rejection.
I could've kept on trying, but it would've implied getting on a looooong waitlist, only to end up paying 50K in tuitions afterwards.
Two other girls in my Anatomy class, didn't even try applying for Colorado schools. And they had good grades and all. One went to Missouri, the other one was still looking around.
So I started looking at out of state schools, keeping certain criteria in mind. Namely, being within a day's drive from Colorado, in case something happened to my grandmother.
South Dakota State had an attractive program, it's price tag is considerably cheaper and the year and a half of courses I've been taking as pre-requisites for schools here in CO, are all transferable.
The bonus was, that my SO is stationed in that city, so I'll at least have one person in town I know ^_^
Funny, this is the 3rd time in 4 years that I'm moving.
Edit: I just received and email back from the lady at the place. It seeeems they may honor the utility thing.