Attention All Nursing Wait List Students
The Cabrillo Nursing Program wait list posting procedure has changed. All students on the Nursing wait list will now be notified of your current wait list number via an email sent to the address we have on file for you.
Wait list numbers will be emailed on Friday, 2/28/14.If you have not received your wait list number by Monday, March 3, 2014, please contact the nursing office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to maintain wait list positions, all wait listed students must submit the Wait List Intent Form online no later than, Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM. You will not be able to access the form on the website after 4:00 pm on March 21, 2014.
It is very important that you print your confirmation form for your records. Although the confirmation does not show the date and time of submission, the information is received by the Nursing Program Office. For you reference, please write the date and time on your printed copy.
If you encounter problems submitting the form, please contact the Nursing Program office at 831-479-6280 and we will be happy to assist you with this process.
The form is not to be sent by U.S. mail and will be accepted through online submission only.
Your student ID number is required on the form. Please do not use your social secuirty number.The form will be incomplete without a student id.
On 2/12/14 the information below was emailed to all students on the wait list. If you did not receive this email, we may not have your correct email address so it is very important that you email email@example.com with all updated contact information. Please note that changes made in your WebAdvisor profile DO NOT update the Nursing database.
If you did not recive the email, you are not being removed from the wait list however it is very important that you make contact ASAP.
Email dated 2/12/14
Hello Cabrillo Nursing Wait-List Students:
The Cabrillo Nursing Program wait-list posting procedure has changed. The program has been notified that we can no longer post the entire list on the nursing website. As a result you will be notified of your current wait-list number via an email sent to the address we have on file for you.
We plan to email your individual wait-list number to you on Friday, February 28, 2014. If you have not received your wait-list number by Monday, March 3, 2014, please contact the nursing office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions on submitting your wait-list intent form and the due date will be sent in the email of February 28. Please note the wait-list intent form will be submitted on-line this spring 2014.
General Wait List Information
The Nursing Program currently admits 30 students every semester, in February and August. Cabrillo’s Nursing program has an Application/Selection Process that allows students to submit an application during the designated application period, once all prerequisites have been completed. Students who have received written notice of acceptance into our program will be added to our waitlist, in order, based on the certified mail postmark date of their application packet. We rigorously control the wait list based exclusively on your application postmark. Students on the waitlist are guaranteed placement into the program.
Wait list positions cannot be given out over the telephone or via email
In order to maintain your position on our wait list, every March all waitlisted students must submit an online Wait List Intent Form. Instructions and the link to the form will be posted on the website February 28, 2014 and will also be in the email being sent to all wait listed students on February 28, 2014.
Failure to submit Wait List Intent Forms by the required due date will result in your removal from the wait list.
While on the wait list, maintaining accurate contact information is essential. It is extremely important that you notify the Nursing Program Office, in writing, of any changes to your mailing address, phone number, and email. Updating your information on your WebAdvisor profile does not update the Nursing database so please be sure to update both. To notify the Nursing Program you may follow this link Contact Info Update Form. Changes are also accepted by email to email@example.com or via postal mail to Cabrillo College Nursing Program, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003. Contact info updates will not be accepted over the phone! If we are unable to reach you by phone, email or postal mail, you will be removed from the waitlist.
While we can guarantee placement into the program, we cannot guarantee when students will begin the program, given the variables of the waitlist. Given normal life events (moves, jobs, pregnancy, changes in priorities), not all of those on our waitlist will actually start our program. An average of 25% of the waitlisted students drop-off the list for various reasons. This allows others on the waitlist to move up the list. This is one of the most difficult variables of the waitlist to predict.
Given the number of students on the waitlist and the program’s experience with the variables inherent with such a waitlist, we estimate a wait of five years from the postmark date of application for those currently applying to the program. Your wait could be less than this, or more than this, given the many variables involved. We strongly encourage qualified students to apply to the program.
The length of the waitlist can fluctuate greatly over time, and should not deter committed students from pursuing their goals. Please check the Cabrillo Nursing Program web page regularly for information about how to use your time on the wait list productively. We post valuable information about professional certificates, educational opportunities, financial aid, program requirements and other information pertinent to students pursuing a career in health care. The web site is an invaluable link to our program and the health care education opportunities in our area.