UMSON, Fall 2012...is NO ONE applying?! :) :) - page 3

by SB113

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Am I in the wrong place?? I would think that there would be a lot of chatter with the deadline being tomorrow! I am sure there are oodles applying. Now...where is everyone?!... Read More


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    My application is now complete and ready for review!!!! Now the month or two wait lol
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    I am applying to a MSN program for Fall 2012. I called them Wednesday, freaking out because one of my letters of reference had not been posted. They told me they had a ton to process, and they posted it Friday morning. Now my application is complete and ready to review! Gotta cross my fingers for awhile. Does anyone know when they expect to make decisions?
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    I think decisions come late March, early April?
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    Quote from bcandygurl
    My application is now complete and ready for review!!!! Now the month or two wait lol
    Mine, too!! I had to bite the bullet and call them today, and the young lady who answered was VERY helpful. I wanted to reach through and hug her! She updated everything while I was on the phone. What a relief!!
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    I can assure you that UMD, (especially at Shady Grove where classes are smaller and faculty and students know each other quite well), has the same focus on getting their students through and not on "weeding out" students that some other schools are noted for. There are wonderful academic support systems, student organizations, tons of scholarships for Shady Grove students, and a lovely, safe campus. You should visit sometime. (I totally admit to bein pro-Shady Grove.)

    As to underserved populations, I know that Montgomery county has a reputation as being all upper income folks but if you will do a little research on the demographics of the county, I think you would be really surprised at how very diverse it is. That is certainly reflected in our student body, which is actually more diverse than main campus. Our students go to clinicals all over the county, in DC, and even in Baltimore so there are plenty of opportunities to work with underserved populations. Hope you will think about us before you make your final decision but best of luck whatever that is!
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    I know it is a long wait to find out and I am aware of that MD is very thorough in their application review. I have been accepted into my backup school and I am afraid to lose my slot. Would it be wrong to put my deposit down to hold my place in that program and then decline at a later date if I am accepted into UMSON? I have no problem forfeiting my deposit.
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    Quote from Grey Lady
    I can assure you that UMD, (especially at Shady Grove where classes are smaller and faculty and students know each other quite well), has the same focus on getting their students through and not on "weeding out" students that some other schools are noted for. There are wonderful academic support systems, student organizations, tons of scholarships for Shady Grove students, and a lovely, safe campus. You should visit sometime. (I totally admit to bein pro-Shady Grove.)
    Wow, SG sounds amazing! Too bad I am too far away! Is the SG campus that only campus that has "tons of scholarships"?? Are there not as many opportunities at Balto?
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    Thanks for the info Grey Lady. It is good to hear that the clinicals are diverse and there are underserved opportunities. I also currently live in one of the more diverse areas of Montgomery county and I like it and like that we have people from all over the world in this county.
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    SG is fortunate to have many local businesses in the area who are very generous in the support of this campus. There are scholarships available to all nursing students on either campus. Another good place to find grants is the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Nursing is a designated "workforce shortage" profession so there is money there as well.
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    Quote from dccubano
    I know it is a long wait to find out and I am aware of that MD is very thorough in their application review. I have been accepted into my backup school and I am afraid to lose my slot. Would it be wrong to put my deposit down to hold my place in that program and then decline at a later date if I am accepted into UMSON? I have no problem forfeiting my deposit.
    I don't think you would be wrong to put your deposit down if you an afford to lose it and if you will attend that school if you don't get into UMD. So many are applying to nursing schools that there is surely someone who will take your slot and be delighted to get it.


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