Transcript Fear

Posted
by Guest1005876 (Member)

Hello All,

I am on my last 2 semesters before I apply for my nursing program. They require to me to send all transcripts to the all the college I've attended. I was out of school for almost a decade and I was a very bad student like VERY bad before. I was in a long abusive relationship and he made me feel like I was nothing every day. I finally got the strength to leave him but I didn't finish any degree and decided to not go to school anymore. I recently decided to start from scratch and my gpa is 3.8 now. I'm afraid I won't get accepted to the program if they saw my old transcript but I don't want to lie to them either. I'm so stressed out right now I wanna cry every day. I can't escape my past and I want to get my doctorate in nursing also. Please help me. I don't know what to do. I am arranging a meeting with my nursing program counselor soon and I don't know what to say.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

Say exactly what you said in your post. Although, try not to paint yourself as a victim- just give facts. Your decades-old grades could be a factor, but if it is, there are other schools that don't consider them, only the current stuff. Don't put your eggs all in one basket- apply to more than one school.

BUT if they asked for all transcripts, send all transcripts. To do otherwise will only come back to bite you.

AnnieNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult Primary Care. Has 20 years experience. 540 Posts

100% agree with meanmaryjean!!!! Best of luck to you.

Guest1005876

8 Posts

Did I make myself sound like the victim? I meant to explain my situation at the time. I have no one to blame but myself for being so young and stupid. Now I'm older, wiser, and more motivated to get my doctorate. Anyway, I've decided to tell her the truth and ask her for advice. I have bad guilty conscience any way it would eat me up inside if I don't. I'll keep you guys updated with the result of honesty -_-.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

Did I make myself sound like the victim? I meant to explain my situation at the time. I have no one to blame but myself for being so young and stupid. Now I'm older, wiser, and more motivated to get my doctorate. Anyway, I've decided to tell her the truth and ask her for advice. I have bad guilty conscience any way it would eat me up inside if I don't. I'll keep you guys updated with the result of honesty -_-.

I apologize- I did not mean you were painting yourself as a victim- just warning you against it. That's all.

I went to college at 17 and did very poorly. I had a 2.0 GPA. When I went back to school at 35, I graduated with a 3.8. I did worry that it would negatively impact getting into a good school, but on my application they did allow me to explain any bad grades or academic probation. So I did. I got in first try.

I think the evidence of my improvement helped as well. I was obviously much more invested in my grades this time around.

Best of luck to you.

Guest1005876

8 Posts

Hello Guys,

Update: During my last semester of prerequisite I got pregnant but I had already applied sent ALL my transcripts, professor recommendations, and personal statement and all I need was my TEAS. Apparently they look more at your Science GPA than your accumulative GPA so I had nothing to worry about she said. I took 1.5 years off of school because of my baby and I did my TEAS recently and now I'm starting my program in the FALL. Thanks for encouraging me when I was down before. I appreciate it.

AnnieNP, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult Primary Care. Has 20 years experience. 540 Posts

Congratulations on your baby and best of luck with school.

Guest1005876

8 Posts

On 7/18/2020 at 1:10 PM, AnnieNP said:

Congratulations on your baby and best of luck with school.

 

Thank you. My baby is 3 now and I am scheduled to take my NCLEX-RN next month. Graduated with a good GPA also!! Thank you guys so much for all the encouragements. It means the world to me. Will come back once I get into my doctorate program I kept talking about haha.