Columbia University ETP Program 2013 - page 6

The thread here for the Columbia University ETP program for entry in 2012 is pretty long (45 pages right now!), so I was hoping to elicit some of the same responses for those who are applying in... Read More

  1. by   PNPhopeful
    Not exactly. I think the whole purpose of extending the deadline is to accomodate those who have a later GRE date.
  2. by   Pizzamyheart
    Wow there's really no benefit??

    I feel like I'm gonna still apply with the original Oct deadine because I'll probably overthink my app if I wait another month. I wish they could do something like early notification of admissions decisions. Boo.
  3. by   RVLy
    That is pretty annoying! I was running around trying to get this application in since its so early compared to other schools. bummer.
  4. by   nyRN189
    yeaa as far as ive heard it priority doesnt really mean much. they've explicitly stated that everyone will be finding out in feb regardless of when you apply. so i cant imagine how it would be really beneficial. now im debating whether I should just take the extra few weeks and make sure my application is solid instead of rushing it in.
  5. by   the healer's art
    Yeah I am going to hold off on sending mine since there's absolutely no benefit. I might as well wait and see if there's anything else I want to add to my resume or essays.
  6. by   hollysf
    Did anyone play around with their margins to make their essay exactly two pages? I have one sentence on the third page and I really want to include it!
  7. by   ARickli
    @holly, don't!! In the info session, they were very clear about being able to tell who could follow directions. They will notice if you play with margins, font size, etc. Try to eliminate extraneous verbiage if you really want that last sentence in. Good luck!!

    In addition, they said that the advantage to the priority app was to get first crack at the 160 or so seats in the program. They really only take about 10 people to Anesthesia, 20 to Midwifery, etc. it's to your advantage to be admitted to that spot early. So don't wait to apply!!!

    Best of luck to all applicants!!!
  8. by   PMHNPhopeful13
    Does anyone know by what time do we have to submit our application tomorrow (in order to make the priority deadline)? I'm still waiting on one more rec letter to be e-submitted! :/
  9. by   morganw1
    Can someone tell me if I need to have my GRE scores in by Oct 15th to be considered for the priority deadline? I have everything else ready to submit besides those because I just took the GRE. If I do I am assuming I can wait to submit for the Nov 15th for regular decision...
  10. by   kesnurse
    Hi Everyone!
    I have a quick question about the personal statement. On the Columbia website it says that the statement has to be two pages, double-spaced, 12-font, but then on the actual application, it throws in the additional requirement of 500 word maximum. My essay is exactly two pages with 1 inch margins (normal margins, not adjusted) and it is 725 words. From reading other threads, it sounds like this was addressed at an information session. Can anyone provide any input on this? Or does anyone know what requirements they stated at the information session (margin size, word length, etc)?

    Thanks!
  11. by   the healer's art
    Quote from ARickli
    @holly, don't!! In the info session, they were very clear about being able to tell who could follow directions. They will notice if you play with margins, font size, etc. Try to eliminate extraneous verbiage if you really want that last sentence in. Good luck!!

    In addition, they said that the advantage to the priority app was to get first crack at the 160 or so seats in the program. They really only take about 10 people to Anesthesia, 20 to Midwifery, etc. it's to your advantage to be admitted to that spot early. So don't wait to apply!!!

    Best of luck to all applicants!!!
    Thanks for telling me that. I am applying to Pediatric Oncology so I guess I WILL submit my application today!
  12. by   morganw1
    kenurse,

    I would just go off of what the actual application says..two pages double spaced and 12 point font mine doesn't say a 500 word limit. I think somewhere on the website it said that it should have a 500 word limit. On the CV/Resume/Statement page I didn't see that.
  13. by   cjacobs2
    Submitted an application for ETP with Psych specialty! Does anyone know when we will be hearing about interviews? So nervous!

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