Any Potential Regis College Fall 2012 Students?

  1. Hello, I applied early decision for Fall 2012 matriculation into the accelerated BSN/MSN program and heard Christmas eve that I was accepted. Are there any other members here that are attending the program as well?

    I also attended the accepted student afternoon in January and did not get to talk to many people, I think most people there were a bit quiet as was I as well, however I would still like to get to know anyone that has applied and/or accepted.
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  3. by   Char30

    I applied regular decision and won't hear until the 1st week of March. I hope I get in.
    Congrats on being accepted.
  4. by   jrwinney
    I spoke to you in the other thread, but hope to be joining you as well in the Fall. I applied earlier this week, so should know in 4-6 weeks!
  5. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to MA Nursing Programs forum for more discussion.
  6. by   overthemoon
    Hi, I am waiting to hear re: regular decision for the Direct Entry RN/NP program for Fall 2012. I'm assuming this is the same as what you mention. I am currently taking classes to fulfill my prerequisites at Regis.

    Congrats on your early acceptance! I believe they are very, very picky for the EA people. What is your background?
  7. by   RoImDreaming
    jrwinney - thank you for the replies, I know Regis has a great program. Once I applied, I still had to re-submit my recommendations because the format was incorrect, however the application was still considered by the deadline. So I never really got to take a deep breath and wait as my personality likes to. Four days after I resubmitted the recommendations, I received the decision from the school. Since you have applied, easier said than done I am sure, relax! I would say good luck, but I do not believe in luck, not in a bad way, but half of anything (in my opinion) is skill, the other half is chance.

    vroussel - thank you for the message, I have a Bachelors in English and have worked in various industries, nothing major though. I honestly worked on each component of the application knowing that each piece was important, and anything that I thought weakened my application, I made sure everything else that I had control of was stronger. I am not in this to fool myself and inflate myself to look better. I felt qualified and tried to convey that through the application. Regis is my first choice so with hard work and some pure chance, I was able to be accepted. I am honored and excited to have this opportunity. I hope the best for you and believe that anyone that is qualified, no matter when they apply and before the spots fill, will be accepted.
  8. by   overthemoon
    Hi again RoImDreaming,

    Please don't think I was being anything other than congratulatory. It is not easy to gain early acceptance and you obviously did work hard to get there. I was just wondering if you already had a strong science background, and/or if you had most or all of your prereqs fulfilled when you applied.

    I was told that there are over 400 people applying for 64 +/- spots in Fall 2012, so there will be plenty of people that are qualified that don't get in. At this point all I can do is cross my fingers and wait.
  9. by   RoImDreaming
    vrousesel - thank you for the message and compliment, I did not take offense to what you wrote. I have never been good at receiving compliments, gifts, things like that. I have approached all of this application process with an open, humble perspective. I was honored to be accepted and look forward to the challenges ahead.

    I do have a somewhat strong science background, although no degree to show for that. I have been going to college somewhat consistently since I graduated high school.

    I hope the best for you, I heard that Regis was expecting a record amount of applicants for next Fall. If you are motivated and portrayed that to the school, you will be a strong candidate!
  10. by   heramay22
    I applied EA and was wait listed from the EA list which is supposedly better than being deferred to regular decision but I don't quite understand the difference. Its also frustrating because it means my time line to hear from them is anywhere from around now until the beginning of next semester. Any insight?
  11. by   RoImDreaming
    heramay22 - my approach was if I did not get in early decision, I was going to contact the admissions department and ask what I could do to strengthen my application and become a more desirable candidate. My advice would be to ask how to be more proactive and see what you can do that is in your control. I am not stating that your application is not strong. I am stating that there may be areas that you do still have control of to make even stronger and work with admissions to do so. I hope the best for you and personally do not know the difference between wait listed or deferred. Take care.
  12. by   futurewh

    keep your head up! waitlisted is better than being deffered. it means that you are not rejected (while if you were deferred to round 2- they would consider straight out rejecting you). waiting for a long time is definitely frustrating. i agree with the others in that contacting admissions (sending them anything additional- new pre-reqs completed, new statement of intent or additional info on why you are so sure regis is right for you, asking what you can do) those are all things that are for sure helpful and show how serious you are. i'm obviously not on an admissions commitee but i've seen a number of people do it and have it work for undergrad. when people see how bad you want something- they want to give it to you! good luck
  13. by   Sammy42010
    I also applied for September 2012! I called admissions yesterday and was told that decision letters went out yesterday and today so we should all know (regular decision) by the end of the week Good luck everyone!
  14. by   annieob
    I also applied for regular decision at Regis and am waiting on my letter!

    I'm a little nervous because I hadn't gone far with my pre-requisites before applying (Ethics in college; Human Development at Regis over the January semester) but I am currently taking Chemistry, Microbiology and A/P I at Regis this semester. I took chemistry and genetics in college, but they didn't transfer as pre-reqs. I had a 3.2 GPA in my undergrad (Anthropology/Sociology) and a 311 for my GRE score, but with so many applicants I feel like I can't be too confident. I really do like the school and the program and I hope that I showed my enthusiasm during my interview.

    I spoke to a friend who was waitlisted during early decision and you are NOT simply shuffled to the second round. The second round will produce it's own accepted, rejected and waitlisted students and then the waitlisted students from early decision and regular decision will be considered in a separate process. I hope that helps anyone with questions!

    Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted so far!