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University of Miami Accelerated BSN Program - page 5

Hi there! I received my acceptance letter for the Summer 2011 Accelerated BSN Program at UM. I was just wondering if anyone who is already in this program could give me some insight on how they like... Read More

  1. Visit  espress099 profile page
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    Where can you check the status of your application?? I went to UM for undergrad in 2005 and had to "reapply for admission" in order to apply for the accelerated program, when I log into "myUM" I don't see anything about my application- NOTHING at all... *****?

    I applied for the accelerated program in October (for summer 2011) and they haven't sent me anything... I never got anything saying that my application is complete or incomplete.. I had to keep bugging them and I'm STILL not even sure. I called and the person told me I should hear about a decision by MARCH! and originally Ms.******* told me I would know by Dec., i emailed her regarding this and, of course, didn't hear back. I'm thinking they're delaying their decision because I have 4 pre-reqs outstanding that I'm taking this spring. I quit my job in public health to take these pre-reqs and if I dont get in to the program I'll be screwed in may.. basically unemployed and unable to go back home to miami (since there are NO jobs there).
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 26, '11 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES OF SCHOOL STAFF
  2. Visit  lmaria3 profile page
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    When you go my UM. Click on dcuments received, and then you will be able to determine what documents they are missing. If you receive a message that states application has been sent to commitee for review, so you should be ok just be patient. Keep calling, or try to get in contact with the director of admission, he or she might be able to give you more accurate information. I hope you find out soon about your admssion application.
  3. Visit  espress099 profile page
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    thanks lmaria3, but I dont have an "admissions" box in myUM, and i dont have a docs received...anyone else have this problem? maybe it's cuz i'm an alum? weird, but now im getting nervous that something went wrong
  4. Visit  yunas_mommy profile page
    #55 0
    You should have received a letter that they got your application, along with a cane Id for miami.edu/myum when u log in there mid screen it should either a) show an acceptance letter or b) have a link that says "view your admissions information" hope this helps
  5. Visit  sawilson profile page
    #56 0
    Hey everyone! Is anyone on FB? I wanted to start a group for the Accelerated BSN program for May 2011.
  6. Visit  yunas_mommy profile page
    #57 1
    Quote from sawilson
    Hey everyone! Is anyone on FB? I wanted to start a group for the Accelerated BSN program for May 2011.
    There are quite a few of us on fb and I wanted to create the group as well. However (I can only speak for myself and paco69 lol) I don't want to join a group like that until I know I'm accepted. Don't want jinx it! Haha
  7. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    Quote from yunas_mommy
    There are quite a few of us on fb and I wanted to create the group as well. However (I can only speak for myself and paco69 lol) I don't want to join a group like that until I know I'm accepted. Don't want jinx it! Haha
    Exactly! And what's the point of joining the group if you later discover that you were rejected or you decide to go to school elsewhere? I like allnurses.com just fine for now
  8. Visit  lmaria3 profile page
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    Hi Grace,

    I am planning on sending my scholarship application by the middle of this week. I really hope I can get it because I do not want to be in debt after I graduate. Do you know how difficul is to be selected for this scholarship? I just want to be prepared. In case I am not selected, what are our other possibilities? I guess financial Aid (Stanford loans since we already have a bachelor.) I have heard that they just give you 12,500 per year, and since this will not cover the value of the tuition. I would have to go for private loans. do you know of any other type of financial aid available? Let's pray we can get this Scholarship.
  9. Visit  grace390 profile page
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    Quote from lmaria3
    Hi Grace,

    I am planning on sending my scholarship application by the middle of this week. I really hope I can get it because I do not want to be in debt after I graduate. Do you know how difficul is to be selected for this scholarship? I just want to be prepared. In case I am not selected, what are our other possibilities? I guess financial Aid (Stanford loans since we already have a bachelor.) I have heard that they just give you 12,500 per year, and since this will not cover the value of the tuition. I would have to go for private loans. do you know of any other type of financial aid available? Let's pray we can get this Scholarship.
    Hi Lmaria,

    I sent mine in on Friday by priority mail with delivery confirmation so I can be sure they get it. I suggest that you do the same . I have been searching high and low trying to find information about getting the scholarship and there is nothing. I have emailed the recruiter several times and received no response. I assume she is very busy and did not want to get off on the wrong foot so I just left it alone. It seems overall that it has gotten more difficult to get the scholarship over the years. I know last year they did not require interviews, they just selected the winners. I do believe that this is not necessarily a bad thing, I just hope we get interviews to show them who we are, and that we are serious about making a contribution to the nursing profession. If also plan to apply for the HRSA nursing scholarship program through the federal government, I know they weight it mostly on your efc so I am not sure what your situation is but they prefer efc of 0. I also suggest applying to all those small scholarships for $100- $2500. You never know if you may get one, Free money is free money. If scholarships do not work out for me my plan is to look into Graduate PLUS loans. They are offered through the federal government and say they cover cost of attendance less other financial aid. The credit check on those loans are far less stringent and I believe the interest rates are lower. If somehow you do not qualify for the full amount in Graduate PLUS due to loans from your MBA or such, then I would suggest private loans. I have been looking into Discover Student Loans so far but I will be sure to compare all of the values. A local credit union may even give a better value. The HRSA also has a loan repayment program for nurses which you can look into after graduating if we have to take out loans and do not get the UM scholarship or HRSA scholarship. I think you have to work in an underserved area for 2 years and they pay 60% of your loans with the option to sign on for a third year and they pay an additional 25% of loan balance accumulated during nursing school. Try discovernursing.com for the small scholarship search as well as the UM website.

    Hope this helps some =)
  10. Visit  lmaria3 profile page
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    Grace,

    You cannot imgine how much I appreciate this valuable information. I will pray for us to get this scholarship. FAU is a better option for me due the cost and proximity, but I am not over confident about FAU. I am just happy that I was accepted to UM. I just want to start working on the scholarships and loans. I really hope I do not have to get a lot of loans since I already have $20,000 debt in student loans. If in my searching process I find out about something, I will let you know. Thank you very much for all your help!
  11. Visit  yunas_mommy profile page
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    Lmaria, don't forget to include me in your prayers! Lol

    Grace, all of your posts have been extremely helpful. I am thankful you are here providing such great and detailed info...

    The last thing I have to say is, I am getting mad with all of these holidays holding up the USPS!
  12. Visit  grace390 profile page
    #63 0
    lmaria,

    No problem and Thanks so much. I do hope you get into FAU if its your first choice though because thats how i felt about UM.

    Yunas,

    Thanks At least here you guys will listen lol. My boyfriends tired of hearing me gab about nursing school. I know the mail is so slow sometimes, but when you least expect it is when it should surprise you. Not many people said they got a letter since the beginning of Jan so hopefully you are in the next batch!
  13. Visit  lmaria3 profile page
    #64 0
    Thanks Grace. My husband is feeling the same way Yunas, you are in my prayers... let's hope for a letter this week

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