Samuel Merritt ABSN Spring 2011 - page 2

by Victory925

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Starting a new thread for the Spring 2011 SMU applicants for the Sacramento Campus and all others as well. Post your stats, any other important information you might have heard about the applicants, questions, concerns,... Read More


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    Is that correct about the transcripts? The copies of the transcripts that I have are sealed and say 'official', but do not say anything about issued to student. I'll have to call NursingCas and ask them.
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    Is that correct about the transcripts? The copies of the transcripts that I have are sealed and say 'official', but do not say anything about issued to student. I'll have to call NursingCas and ask them.


    • Q: Can I send “Student Issued” (unofficial) transcripts to NursingCAS?

      A: No. NursingCAS accepts official transcripts directly sent from your high school and/or registrar's office ONLY. Unofficial, student-issued, and hand carried are not acceptable.

    My understanding was that you had to send the CAS transcript form IN ADDITION TO your schools transcript request to your previous university. The registrar must then staple the CAS transcript request directly to your transcript and mail it to NursingCAS.

    If it is not sent directly from the school, then technically it is considered issued to student even if it isn't stamped that...
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    Hi,

    Thanks so much for pointing that out about the transcripts. I printed out the transcript request forms today and I will mail off all the documentation tomorrow. Ugg! I have 7 colleges from which to get my transcripts due to moving and getting a couple other degrees.

    The whole nursingCas application process confuses me. In the instruction page for transcripts it didn't really say anything about the transcript form, but if you read the FAQ, there is the info. I think it should have been explicitly detailed on the information page, not buried in the FAQ page.

    In any case, I do believe now I have done it according to the proper procedures, and with the rush fees I'm paying to the colleges, I should have everything there in time for the deadline.

    Thanks for your help!
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    HI!!!!!


    I'm super excited that someone started a post for this cohort. I am applying to the sacramento cohort that starts Spring 2011. I have a 3.49 GPA with a 3.67 science and a 84.1 TEAS. I have a lot of odd job health care and community experience, but nothing substantial. I am also frantically finishing up my pre-recs. I suggest that you take some CLEP or EC classes in lieu of courses for generic pre-recs and online pharmacology and patho; I am enrolled in 2 online courses for those, they are really expensive if you wait to take them through SM.

    I have been freaking out about the new CAS system for applying. I have been emailing them every other day to make sure that the paper work I have sent them is getting through. I am applying from Illinois so i really have to make sure that they get all of my stuff! I was unable to go to the open house, but i was able to meet with an admissions counselor and alot of my fears about the CAS program have been relieved. I think that althrough confusing, it should be ok.
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    OMG! me too, I had 75% of that application done, and I had to go run around getting new transcripts, letters of rec and so on, it was a nightmare!
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    I second that motion. I had the old paper application complete including my letters of reference. I was not happy to go back to those people who kindly wrote the letters for the old application and have them redo it. Both of my references did the electronic reference thru nursingCAS, and I was so relieved they were willing to do more work on my behalf.

    My GPA is very strong, but I am worried about the TEAS. I am not a fast test taker, and it seems like some of the stuff is a bit obscure. (I mean clouds, for goodness sakes! What does a nurse need to know about clouds!). I'm taking the TEAS on June 24 at SMU in Oakland.

    I just today electronically filed my nursingCAS and paid the application fee. So now I'm waiting for my institutions to send my transcripts to nursingCAS.

    I applied for the accelerated BSN and the MS- Case management (Sacramento campus). My bachelor's degree is in business, so I am interesting in case management.

    This summer I am taking pathophysiology from Santa Barbara City College Online. I ordered the textbook from Amazon and started reading it. My gosh, 30 chapters in 6 weeks is going to be tough! I did A&P 2 last summer, it was an 8 week session, and that was probably the hardest thing that I have ever done.
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    I haven't started my application yet, but hearing about this new system from you guys isn't makng me more excited! haha I haven't started my essay, but I also applied for the undergrad first degree transfer BSN at samuel merritt so I will use my essay frmo that for the most part and tweak it for this application.

    I start A&P 2 tomorrow, 6 weeks format....along with three other classes! Should make for an interesting summer!

    Anyone working on other applications or waiting t hear back from anywhere else? I'm waiting to hear back from Creighton and will be working on my Duke application in the next two weeks as well.
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    Hi, I would highly recommend you getting that application started. It will take at least 2-3 weeks to get all the information sent in. I started this application May 8th or so and I'm still working on getting all of my information in. They ask that you get all transcripts and scores sent in so that they can send in everything together. I hope this helps. PS CAS make you enter all courses individually, in order by semester that you took them, so that they match the transcript... not fun and very time consuming it you have a ton of classes.
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    It was very time consuming, but I just sent in my app today. It says it takes them up to 5 weeks to calculate GPA- So we will see how that goes.
    I am excited and would absolutely love to start nursing school in January. Good luck to everyone!!

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    So, it is true?

    We have to enter every class we took under the sun, even if its not a pre req?? *** is that?! We all have a BA/BS plus pre reqs! OMG. Annoying!

    Does that mean SMU is not taking the last 60 units...its your whole academic career?!


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