How long does it take for an acceptance or rejection letter to arrive?

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    I want a rough estimate. Do you think the longer the wait, the more likely you got rejected? Deadline for nursing majors was Feb 1st.
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    was thier dealine for you to turn in your application Feb 1st? Or that their response was due out by Feb 1st?
    If your application was due Feb 1st, be prepared to wait awhile, when I was applying to schools it generally took about 3-5 months to get a letter back from them, depending on the school and how many applications they have to sort through. Some schools will post on their site on when to expect notices to go out. I know that the waiting can be awful, best of luck to you
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    I don't necessarily think so. Some schools return their letters fast and others not so much. One school I applied to had a deadline of Feb 1 and didn't announce accepted students until the end of March. So I think it all just has to do with how your school handles their admission process.
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    they should give you a decision deadline, but the amount of time depends on the school. Some only take a few weeks, but some take months. My app was due Feb 1st and I won't know until June.
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    My school sends out acceptance/rejection letters all at once, so it's up to the USPS as to how long it will take for it to arrive. The application period is March 1-31, with letters being sent out sometime in May.
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    It will depend on many factors.

    At my institution, we have many nursing programs (high school entry, transfer, Direct Entry MSN, MSN, Post-MSN, PHD, DNP). Each has different deadlines. With some programs all decisions are posted online at the same time; other programs have "rolling admissions" which gives you a response approximately 1 month after we have received all the transcripts, recommendations, etc.

    It will also depend on how many applications are received and who reads the files. Faculty are very busy with their own teaching and clinical assignments, so involving faculty review in applications is resource-intensive and time-consuming. The number of applications received also affects the time taken to review everything. For example, we have a BSN program that admits students directly from high school (with nursing classes starting in the freshman year). This year we received over 540 applications for 60 spaces. With 9 applications for every space in this class, the admissions committee will spend a lot of time reviewing and discussing the candidates.
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    It will depend on many factors.

    At my institution, we have many nursing programs (high school entry, transfer, Direct Entry MSN, MSN, Post-MSN, PHD, DNP). Each has different deadlines. With some programs all decisions are posted online at the same time; other programs have "rolling admissions" which gives you a response approximately 1 month after we have received all the transcripts, recommendations, etc.

    It will also depend on how many applications are received and who reads the files. Faculty are very busy with their own teaching and clinical assignments, so involving faculty review in applications is resource-intensive and time-consuming. The number of applications received also affects the time taken to review everything. For example, we have a BSN program that admits students directly from high school (with nursing classes starting in the freshman year). This year we received over 540 applications for 60 spaces. With 9 applications for every space in this class, the admissions committee will spend a lot of time reviewing and discussing the candidates.
    540 applications ?! I didn't think it would be that many! One of my universities I applied to is going to get a decision made by March 15th.. As for the other schools I applied to, I have no clue when I'll get the letter.

    I thought out of all those applications, they pick out certain ones and if you qualify, they will review your all your stuff after Feb. 1st..

    They sent out a letter to those who qualified and I got a letter but I'm starting to think everyone who sent in an application got one. -,-
    Last edit by computer101 on Feb 9, '10
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    [quote=They sent out a letter to those who qualified and I got a letter but I'm starting to think everyone who sent in an application got one. -,-[/quote]


    One of the schools I applied to sent out letters to everyone. But some were letters saying they qualified and the others said they didn't qualify. So I would say your school may do the same. But it just means you meet the gpa requirements and prerequisite requirements needed to be considered.


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