Hi, I'm currently just finished my first year of studies at UBC. I studied engineering for my first year and currently have a 3.94 GPA (out of 4.0). I am wanting to transfer to McGill Nursing for NEXT year. I know it is early to be asking but I'm just wondering what other people think of my chances. I know on McGill's website is says the minimum is around a 3.0-3.3 GPA but for some reason I just don't feel very reassured.
The thing is, UBC doesn't offer a lot of the courses that I need as prerequisites into the nursing program at McGill (whether they are lacking the lab portion or are just not equivalent to McGill's). I can technically still be admitted into the program I believe with a minimum of two calculus courses and two physics courses with labs (which I have) and then completing the rest of the prerequisites once I am at McGill. However, I want to save time and instead of wasting this year I am thinking of taking courses at some local universities (that are much less well known and much less prestigious) in order to complete the prerequisites I'd need to enter U1 of nursing. I don't know how this will look to McGill though if they see me attending multiple universities in the year. I also don't know if this will sit well with UBC.
Anyways, if I am able to keep up my GPA (or hopefully improve it a bit?) do you think i'd likely be admitted into the program? Do you think it's a better idea to leave things as they are now instead of trying to complete the prerequisites on the side at other local universities? Thanks!