Samuel Merritt ABSN Spring 2011 - page 3

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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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    I believe they do in fact take the last 60 units, but yes every class under the sun, as you so eloquently put it unfortunately...

    It took me a while, but in the FAQ's there is also a section that clearly states which classes fall under which category. If you are uncertain, I would refer to that.

    Very annoying and I also didnt love the transcript process, but it is what it is...
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    Yes, every single class you're ever taken! I have two degrees and some miscellaneous classes, so it took me at least 5 hours to enter in the data.

    I contacted the admissions adviser and she said that SMU is interested in your gpa from the sciences and then the last 60 units. (so not you're whole academic history)
    Last edit by dianah on Jun 8, '10 : Reason: Removed name, as posting names is Terms of Service violation
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    Jeez, I know, it took me a really long time enter all of that information. I just got a confirmation that CAS received my transcripts, letter of rec and it appears as if I have all of my little gold stars up. I will be sending in my application Monday, after I get my certificate information entered in. I'm excited, but nervous, I can't wait to turn it in and get this dark cloud out from over my head. I really hope I get in, I can't handle another Illinois winter! LOL!
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    My reference leaves for Spain tomorrow and she submitted my letter electronically today (bless her heart). HOWEVER, after scoping out the CAS website I came upon something in the FAQs section that mentions signing and submitting a reference request form. I can't find any such form. I tried looking for it both in the reference section and the Schools Attended section like it mentioned. Please help! I'm afraid the letter she submitted won't be of any use if I don't get her to complete this "reference request form" before she leaves. Is a reference request form simply the name, address, email questions you fill out when adding a new entry to the reference section? If so, I'm freaking out for no reason. The website says something about signing it and sending it to your reference to fill out the rest... Huh?

    Quote from ilnurse15
    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 believe when they do the letter electronically, you or they don't need to actually send in any paper letters. I am so confused!

    By the way, I submitted and paid for my app fees, even though I'm waiting to hear for them to receive the transcript info. Hopefully I did that right!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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
    Grad
    Total

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

    Now until October- Sigh
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    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.


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