Hello everyone! I find myself being in the same boat as everyone here, aka "the waiting game". I especially relate to browneyegirl1104, as I am close in age, 40... and I have completed all the pre req's except microbiology, and if I do not get accepted, I too will have to look for a job for a year! Glad to find someone that I can relate too!
I took the PSB test at Mercy on Feb. 5th. That was the last day for testing. I got my results, and did well enough, that they asked me to fill out the application, references, transcripts, and essay, and have it back to them by March 4th. I did this... and so now, I too wait.
I am just as confused as everyone else on what the truth behind admissions is really all about. I sort of thought that there were several test dates, from like October through February...and that they couldn't take all their candidates with the first test, in October, (if so then why take people's money and have additional test dates?).... so I thought maybe they took the top so many after each test... say 7.... then they keep doing that throughout the months, until they have the true top so many. Others that are strong candidates would be waitlisted, to fill positions, as the top students did not accept. ???? I am not sure I am explaining this properly, but it just my opinion on how the admission process may go?
I am hoping to hear something this week, or next. If anyone hears anything, be sure to post it here so we can keep each other updated!
When I took the PSB, there were 2 tests that day, an early morning an a noon. I was in the noon class. I saw approx. 60 students leave the auditorium, as our class was going in. There was another 60 people in my class! I thought 120 people took that test, that day... and there have been a lot of other test days! How many people take the test, and how many students do they accept? wow. It is all so competitive, and so much redtape... and the not knowing is awful! I wonder all the time what they are really looking at. Is it something straight across the board, or based on individual circumstances. Is the essay weighed heavier than say a reference... is gpa weighed heavier than PSB scores? Because noone has answers, and everyone is told something else, it makes me believe that the consider each applicant differently?
Goodness gracious, I could play this whole guessing game all day. Kinda makes me wonder why they just don't sent the ground rules and be forth coming to all the applicants, so that we all could rest easier!
Best wishes to all!