I have recently applied to the Accelerated BSN program at University of Maryland for admission in the Spring 2005 semester...Anyone out there in the same boat? Or is anyone presently enrolled in this program? Perhaps one of my biggest concerns right now is funding. I am afraid that I will be admitted to the program and then not be able to pay for it and since I already have a bachelor's, many of the federal financial aid programs do not apply to me. Has anyone had this same experience? How are you handling the finances of your education? I can imagine that living in Baltimore isn't cheap!
If anyone has any information on this or just some insights into the program or the admission process, I would love to hear from you! I submitted my application in early May and was told that I may not hear until October! YIKES! That doesn't give me much time to secure funds or housing or anything! Help!
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Good luck to those who are waiting. I don't think they let everyone know all at once. Unfortunately the bar has been raised quite a bit, even from a year ago when I started. I know someone who started the accel. program 2 years ago with a 2.89 from her 1st degree, I started a year ago with a 3.3 from my 1st degree, but a friend of mine who started this year had about the same GPA as me and was put in the traditional program.
PennyLane...THANKS for all of your input...it has really been helpful...at the very least it gives me something to ponder while i sit and wait...i had a 3.9 with my first degree and a 4.0 with my science prereqs....so, at this point i just have to hope that it is enough...it's the best that i can do...why don't you think they let everyone know at once? i am pretty confused as to how it all works...i was under the impression that it was rolling admissions which would mean the earlier you apply the better...but then, they give this "priority deadline" thing...i am not sure what it means...sorry to harp on this but i like to beat a dead horse every now and then
...so, what was the first semester hard? it looks like it could be esp. with pharmacology and pathophys. along with all of the other classes...what has been the most difficult part for you? is there a pretty good camraderie among the students or does everyone seem to do their own thing?
Last edit by vtcaroline on Sep 2, '04