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UNC Chapel Hill deadline changed for May 2010 - page 11

I am waiting to hear back for Spring 2010 admission to UNC-Chapel Hill and got an email that there is a new earlier deadline for the May 2010 entry- December 22, 2009. So depressing to already get... Read More

  1. Visit  tazluff profile page
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    Quote from C2CNurse2b
    Tazluff, sorry about the news. But still stay positive and persistent. After chatting with the director, you may find out you were borderline. If an opening comes up, you might be able to take it. Did you apply to the ABSN or BSN? Please stop back and tell us what they said (if you care to share, that is).
    Looks like it was my essays. I didn't "sell" myself on them. Looks like I will be redoing them and resubmitting by Dec 22. Gotta love it!!!

    I applied to the BSN program. Now that my prereqs will be done, I have to decide if I want to do the ABSN or BSN program. I have a lot of stuff to do and think about before Dec 22. Good luck to everybody in school that got accepted and good luck to those who didn't but reapplying to Carolina and/or Duke for the next admission.
  2. Visit  C2CNurse profile page
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    Quote from tazluff
    Looks like it was my essays. I didn't "sell" myself on them. Looks like I will be redoing them and resubmitting by Dec 22. Gotta love it!!!

    I applied to the BSN program. Now that my prereqs will be done, I have to decide if I want to do the ABSN or BSN program. I have a lot of stuff to do and think about before Dec 22. Good luck to everybody in school that got accepted and good luck to those who didn't but reapplying to Carolina and/or Duke for the next admission.
    Taz, is that what they told you? If so, that is truly great feedback! Now you have something to work with... I'm guessing grades and prereqs had nothing to do with it. That's even better. An essay can always be improved. You're in good shape.

    So, not knowing what you wrote, I will tell you that you want to get started on editing out any extraneous colloquial information, and keep the good parts. With the three essays I submitted, I created approximately 13 revisions of each one. I would write honestly on the first version. Then edit for clarity. Insert some entertainment value. Then, as tough as it was, had four people read them and provide feedback. Then I made several more edits. The last few were touch ups for sentence flow (I had my girlfriend read everything every step of the way... it was tough some of the criticism, constructive as it was, but helpful). Don't be afraid to share them with friends and family. You don't need to follow everyone's advice or critique, but it's important to solicit their "honest" impression... no holding back. You decide, then, what works for you.

    Honestly, if it's just the essays, I'm glad to hear that's all it was. The essays are the simplest to address. Keep us posted, Taz. We'll be holding a place for you at the study group in Tarheel country.
  3. Visit  tazluff profile page
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    Quote from C2CNurse2b
    Taz, is that what they told you? If so, that is truly great feedback! Now you have something to work with... I'm guessing grades and prereqs had nothing to do with it. That's even better. An essay can always be improved. You're in good shape.

    So, not knowing what you wrote, I will tell you that you want to get started on editing out any extraneous colloquial information, and keep the good parts. With the three essays I submitted, I created approximately 13 revisions of each one. I would write honestly on the first version. Then edit for clarity. Insert some entertainment value. Then, as tough as it was, had four people read them and provide feedback. Then I made several more edits. The last few were touch ups for sentence flow (I had my girlfriend read everything every step of the way... it was tough some of the criticism, constructive as it was, but helpful). Don't be afraid to share them with friends and family. You don't need to follow everyone's advice or critique, but it's important to solicit their "honest" impression... no holding back. You decide, then, what works for you.

    Honestly, if it's just the essays, I'm glad to hear that's all it was. The essays are the simplest to address. Keep us posted, Taz. We'll be holding a place for you at the study group in Tarheel country.
    That's all that it was. She said academically and volunteer work, I am strong but i didn't do enough for the essays. Atleast with the essays, I can still reapply for May and not HAVE to take another class. I have a little bit of work to do before Dec 22 - gotta rework my essays and finish up my last prereq.

    Good luck to everybody at UNC! Hope to see y'all shortly.
  4. Visit  mld1980 profile page
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    Did you guys all send in your high school transcripts? It says on the application to send it in if you have not been accepted to UNC before. Seems a little weird since I already have a BA.

    Am I just reading it wrong?
  5. Visit  Carolina11 profile page
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    Quote from mld1980
    Did you guys all send in your high school transcripts? It says on the application to send it in if you have not been accepted to UNC before. Seems a little weird since I already have a BA.

    Am I just reading it wrong?
    No, I think it's a protocol thing...I have a BS and had to send mine in too.
  6. Visit  tazluff profile page
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    Quote from mld1980
    Did you guys all send in your high school transcripts? It says on the application to send it in if you have not been accepted to UNC before. Seems a little weird since I already have a BA.

    Am I just reading it wrong?
    The SON doesn't need them but the undergrad office does. I guess since we would be getting a Bachelors, they need them.
  7. Visit  C2CNurse profile page
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    Quote from mld1980
    Did you guys all send in your high school transcripts? It says on the application to send it in if you have not been accepted to UNC before. Seems a little weird since I already have a BA.

    Am I just reading it wrong?
    Yup. I had to revisit that old thing. It's a formality, however. From what I understand, if you do have a bachelor's, it is not much considered. Although, if it came down to choosing between the last possible applicants, between two people of equal credentials and essays, the high school transcript may come into play. But, I highly doubt it. Your bachelor degree GPA will undoubtedly be factored in your overall GPA.

    Good luck on your application and have fun with the essays. I mean that, have fun. I enjoyed writing mine once I got into it. And that energy will come out in the essay.
  8. Visit  mld1980 profile page
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    Just submitted my application. We find out in March, right?
  9. Visit  tazluff profile page
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    Just submitted my application. We find out in March, right?
    They are saying mid-April: "Please do not contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions about admissions decisions unless you have not received a notification letter by mid‐April for the January application deadline."

    Since it had to be submitted in December (I'm not sure what the old submission date was), it would be nice if we would know in March.



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  10. Visit  thuscwspake profile page
    Good luck on the reapplication! I know the waiting can be excruciating. I'm glad you met with the director - that's what I did after my first attempt at applying when I was waitlisted and it was the best thing I could have done. They give you open and honest feedback and won't candycoat it, so you can rest assured that what they told you is solid information to go on. I hope to come back here in March or April to see good news!

    Courtney

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