Samuel Merritt ABSN Spring 2011 - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   NiaBSN
    Thank you! NursingCAS just emailed me back with the same thing. And yes, you did it right; according to the site you can send in your application whenever it's ready, even before all transcripts are in.

    Quote from greatpyr_mom
    I just checked the website, and here is the FAQ you were talking about. I believe if you do the electronic letter, you do not see the option of printing a request form. I am thinking if you do the electronic letter, as long as the reference followed the directions in the link they were sent and filled in the info correctly, we'll be alright. I did electronic references too.

    1. Login to your NursingCAS application, and select the Institutions Attended folder from the Application Checklist
    2. To the right of the Reference Name, you'll find the link for the Reference Request Form.
    3. Click the link associated with evaluator for whom you want to print a Reference Request form, which looks like this: This will initiate the download of a PDF file. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the File.
    4. Print out, sign the first page, and then send to your evaluator to complete the rest of the form.
    5. Be sure to advise your evaluator to send the Reference Request Form with an official letter of recommendation directly to NursingCAS.
  2. by   ilnurse15
    I wonder if it is a rolling admissions, meaning to me at least, that they are able to receive the applications and review them as they come in or if they have to wait until the deadline to get the from NursingCAS. Does anyone know the answer to this?
  3. by   Victory925
    It'd be interesting to know if it is a rolling admission process... Also, I was reviewing my GPA Calculations page on my application and it doesn't show my last 60 units GPA.

    It shows
    Lower & Upper Division
    Post Bacc
    Cum Undergrad

    & then each of the subsections of classes individually...

    Now until October- Sigh
  4. by   ilnurse15
    That's because it is a generic site for applications. I asked one of the admissions counselors and they said they get a print out of the last 60 and they also get a print off of the pre recs they requrie for admission. I hope this puts you a litte more at ease, i know it did for me.
  5. by   Victory925
    Yes, makes much more sense... TY- Is anyone applying to the Sac cohort?
  6. by   ilnurse15
    I'm applying to the Sac cohort, hopefully I can turn in my application on Wednesday!
  7. by   Victory925
    Good! Well good luck!!! What are your stats?

    According to my online app-
    undergrad GPA is 3.5
    science GPA is 3.35
    Teas was 84 (I think)
    Last 60 is 3.74
  8. by   ilnurse15
    My GPA is a 3.49
    Science 3.67
    Teas 84.1
    I'm finising up A&P II, Pharmacology and a Patho class in the fall. I'm volunteering at a free clinic in Champaign, IL and shadowing the nursing staff. I just finished my CPR for healthcare providers course and my references are in! I'm really happy/lucky to be volunteering at this clinic, it's a great place for people in my area that are uninsured or underinsured to get healthcare.
  9. by   Victory925
    All the way from IL huh?? Do you have family out here?

    Our stats are pretty similar (minus the science UGH, which Patho brought me down)
    I have worked in the Telemetry and SNF areas in a hospital during nursing school.
    I also mentored highschool students and did alot of volunteer work with the Salvation Army, because of my ex-bf.
    I am taking Interpersonal Communication this summer- somehow never managed to get one of those in my five years of college...
    *I loved Pharmacology*
  10. by   ilnurse15
    Yea all the way from IL. I do have family in the bay area and I just loved Sac when i visited it last year and then again this year. My boyfriend just graduated Law School and is sitting for the California bar this July. We went apartment shopping and we could not believe the prices compared to Chicago. I really hope I get in!
  11. by   Victory925
    I live in the outskirts of Sac, although I do love it. Nice that you have someone out here already. Its very cheap out here compared to the Bay Area too.

    I hope we both get in! Study group!!! October seems so far, maybe there won't be a lot of applications, that'd be nice!
  12. by   ilnurse15
    Here's hoping! I think the process might go quicker due to the new system of applications maybe they will be able to let us know by the end of August or early September.
  13. by   greatpyr_mom
    I'm applying for Sacramento, for the accelerated BSN and the Case Management.

    My GPA is 3.97, science GPA is 4.0, and I'm taking the TEAS on June 24th (I'm nervous!)