D17 is applying now and wanted to get your opinion on her approach. We are in No. CA in a competitive public high school. Her GPA is 3.82 with a 26 ACT. She is re-taking her ACT again this month. She has many AP/Honors classes, ECs, varsity sport, cheerleader, 150 volunteer hours in a hospital, additional 150 hours volunteering teaching kids to cheer. She is currently in ROP which means her first 2 classes throughout her Sr. Year are split between medical educational courses and time working in a medical facility. At the conclusion of the program she will be a CNA. She would prefer to stay in CA/west coast for school but knows the direct admits here are nearly impossible to get in to for someone with her GPA so you can see FL thrown in here too. Her plan is to apply to:
Direct Entry Programs
UCI – knowing nursing is a stretch, having a secondary major of bio
UCs and CSUs for biology - knowing she will have to get her ABSN when complete
Pre Nursing – knowing she will have a hard time getting into nursing and may have to switch to Bio then ABSN
CSU Long Beach
Boise State (Wue school for us)
Her dad and I have good jobs and a small 529 fund so cost of these are all in our range, we wont qualify for aid. We haven’t traveled extensively in the US nor have family in other areas so going to NJ, Ohio, etc.. just isn’t in her comfort zone but if there was a really great option with good school spirit, great program, not too expensive or very brutal winters, she may apply and if accepted we would go visit. Any other schools come to mind with her stats and goals? She really wants the 4 year experience so isn’t interested in CC avenue. Thank you!