The “super senior” struggle at CSULB is real

Just as some students finish filing their late registrations and shell out $80 to look the part, many of their colleagues miss the four-year mark for graduation because they are balancing school and life obstacles. For Vicaria Norman, a self-ascribed “super senior,” the goal of graduating from college has been delayed, making her road to graduation a mental marathon. “As a freshman, my best friend and I felt discouraged by the facility when it came to enrolling us as pre-nursing majors,” Norman, a health science major at California State University, Long Beach, said. “They stressed the fact that one out of five [students] are probably going to get into this school, probably. And they just stressed the fact that you should probably do something else because…” She cut herself off mid-sentence and said, “I don’t know, I don’t know.” The chances of getting into CSULB’s nursing program are slim. According to Applicant Pool Statistics, 479 applicants applied for the fall semester and only 82 were admitted. One-hundred-and-forty-three applicants were deemed ineligible, and 336 were listed as qualified alternates. To be considered for the CSULB nursing major, students have to complete a series of prerequisites in addition to passing four science

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