OLOL Accelerated Prgrm EJ - page 4
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Has anyone heard anything about the accelerated program at EJ for the Fall 2009 class? I was wondering when they send out letters, even interview letters? Good luck to everyone!!... Read More
- 0Nov 14, '09 by noladancerThe application we will filled out was called the "Application for Admission Professional Clinical Programs." If that was not the application you filled out, you need to call the school admissions office and ask them what to do.
In addition to the usual info requested on application, the application we (those of us who are currently students in the accelerated program) filled out asked for prior health care experience, 3 references, and a personal statement that had to address 5 specific things.
- 0Nov 15, '09 by kilroy was here...Hi mell260,
As stated below, the application is online and titled "Application for Admission Professional Clinical Programs". I'm looking at mine right now and it was completed/submitted online, and the printed copy I retained was four pages long...but I think that varies depending on the length of the personal statement you give. The recommendation forms (used by your references) should be online as well, and go ahead and send a copy of your transcripts now, even if you're still completing prereqs.
Then...the most important part of the process...wait, wait, wait...with little/no feedback from OLOL. I think other students would agree that OLOL is not a well-oiled machine, and they apparently missed the memo on "customer service" (if they were a for-profit corporation, I wonder how long they would remain in business). While the admission staff in BR is pleasant (when you can reach them), they are very slow/indifferent to respond. You will get even less info from the program rep here in N.O. I applied online late February, and didn't receive any info/status update/reply until early June, when I recieved an acceptance letter. There was no interview process, so no opportunity to get my questions answered. Admission decisions were made strictly from the ap/transcripts/rec forms. Orientation was in early August. My only source for proactive info during that time was this forum.
FYI, our class was required to take the TEAS/Critical Thinking between orientation and the start of the program. They didn't use the scores against us...apparently they wanted a benchmark to determine who might have problems, etc. They also didn't want us to study for TEAS, but if you poke around online, you can find a few free sites that offer questions, etc. in TEAS format, just to allieviate any anxiety you might have about going in cold. I recall some chatter about TEAS becoming an admission requirement at some future point.
I will continue to post throughout the program, in an effort to be helpful to other prospective students who may be in the dark as I was (and still am).