UNC-CH ABSN for 2011 - page 2

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Just to get a good idea of where I stand when I apply to UNC-CH's ABSN program I have a couple questions, if someone could answer. First, I am graduating with a psych degree, and a child dev. minor with a 3.5 gpa. What is the... Read More


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    Quote from cdrakec
    The statement UNC released said they are only accepting BSN students for summer matriculation and only ABSN students for January matriculation, so it depends which program you are applying to.

    Best of luck!
    cdrake, did you apply to the program? I deferred my application to the January matriculation date. I was hoping that this change would cut some of the people out of the running....I guess we'll find out soon enough!
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    Quote from carshell
    I'm out here, although I'm applying for the summer of 2012....they are only admitting once per year in the summer now right? At least I think that's what I read....

    I'm not sure if anyone else is out there...would be nice to hear from them though
    Yay someone else out there! Did you defer to the Spring??
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    I haven't applied yet but I've been planning on applying for January matriculation. I have a feeling UNC will have a pretty large applicant pool for the spring with all the cuts, but I'm sure some of the people that applied for the summer decided to go ahead with another program instead of deferring. I'm just ready to have my application in and know the outcome
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    Quote from cdrakec
    I haven't applied yet but I've been planning on applying for January matriculation. I have a feeling UNC will have a pretty large applicant pool for the spring with all the cuts, but I'm sure some of the people that applied for the summer decided to go ahead with another program instead of deferring. I'm just ready to have my application in and know the outcome
    Hi!
    I'm confused. If they are deferring everyone who applied for the summer to the spring (if you want to be deferred that is) are they still accepting applications for the spring? We were told we'd be given our admission decision April 15.
    But if you're right and they are still going to take applications then it's definitely going to be a larger pool. I wonder how they are doing that.

    I'm waiting to find out from UCLA this week- yikes!
    good luck with your applications!
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    I was under the impression that they were still accepting applications for spring in addition to the applications which were deferred from summer. I'm honestly not sure how they are dealing with the transition though, so I may be wrong. I'm hopefully going to the next informational session; I'm sure they will clarify the situation then.

    Good luck with UCLA, that's really exciting!
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    If you are deciding between UNC and Duke, GO TO DUKE. I am a UNC student and I am very disappointed in the program. The accelerated program is 18 credits the first semester whereas Duke's is 13 (so much more manageable). The rest of the semesters are similar. The professors/administration leave much to be desired. If you have two professors giving contradictory information (which you will) and you address this issue with one of the professors, someone will quickly tell you not to make waves or cause problems. UNC tries to make the program WAY harder than it needs to be and they do so by piling on the course load (10 chapters in one week for Pharmacology anyone?) and asking subjective exam questions where you will not be able to find the answer in any textbook or class notes (no, I'm not talking about application questions, I'm talking about questions that are based on someone's opinion). Lastly, the grading scale is ridiculous. An A is 95 and above and an 85 is a B-... so if you're competing against a duke student for a grad school position, their 3.7 GPA will look a lot better than your 3.3 GPA. Yes, even if you were a straight A student and you work REALLY hard, it is highly unlikely that you will be getting straight A's (that is unless you can read the professor's minds). My friends that go to Duke don't share any of the sentiments of my UNC classmates. They actually have time for a social life too which is nice! Clinicals are much better than the first semester, but again, that grading scale can really hurt you when applying for grad school.
    Last edit by VickyRN on May 8, '11 : Reason: TOS
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    Quote from uncstude
    If you are deciding between UNC and Duke, GO TO DUKE. I am a UNC student and I am very disappointed in the program. The accelerated program is 18 credits the first semester whereas Duke's is 13 (so much more manageable). The rest of the semesters are similar. The professors/administration leave much to be desired. If you have two professors giving contradictory information (which you will) and you address this issue with one of the professors, someone will quickly tell you not to make waves or cause problems. UNC tries to make the program WAY harder than it needs to be and they do so by piling on the course load (10 chapters in one week for Pharmacology anyone?) and asking subjective exam questions where you will not be able to find the answer in any textbook or class notes (no, I'm not talking about application questions, I'm talking about questions that are based on someone's opinion). Lastly, the grading scale is ridiculous. An A is 95 and above and an 85 is a B-... so if you're competing against a duke student for a grad school position, their 3.7 GPA will look a lot better than your 3.3 GPA. Yes, even if you were a straight A student and you work REALLY hard, it is highly unlikely that you will be getting straight A's (that is unless you can read the professor's minds). My friends that go to Duke don't share any of the sentiments of my UNC classmates. They actually have time for a social life too which is nice! Clinicals are much better than the first semester, but again, that grading scale can really hurt you when applying for grad school.

    Wow- thanks for the heads up. I already had a funny feeling about UNC simply based on the people I spoke to. Everyone at Duke has been amazing but the people at UNC were not as nice...stupid I know but hey maybe something to it right?
    Wish me luck...I was waitlisted at UCLA and second rounded at Duke.....dang it!
    Last edit by VickyRN on May 8, '11 : Reason: Quoted post with one sentence deleted due to TOS
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    Quote from cdrakec
    I was under the impression that they were still accepting applications for spring in addition to the applications which were deferred from summer. I'm honestly not sure how they are dealing with the transition though, so I may be wrong. I'm hopefully going to the next informational session; I'm sure they will clarify the situation then.

    Good luck with UCLA, that's really exciting!
    UGH got wait listed at UCLA also!! Rough........
    More waiting......
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    Anyone receive any acceptance from UNC?
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    Quote from Amisadai
    Anyone receive any acceptance from UNC?
    They said we would be notified April 15. I think it comes as certified mail.....soon!


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