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  1. Visit  SweetDeJaVu profile page
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    What location do you recommend for residency? How was the program and any other important information that would be helpful.

    I didnt even see this!!!!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Nov 25, '12
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  3. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from SweetDeJaVu
    What location do you recommend for residency? How was the program and any other important information that would be helpful.

    I didnt even see this!!!!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!
    I most definitely preferred my apartment at the beach. Hands down it was a way better life then living next to school. But you do have to have a car and it is more expensive but you can find deals on places but they won't be in a gated community. I lived in Ocean Park and inside the Ocean Park gated area. Yeah it is open durring daylight and anyone can go in and out because they can't block public access to the beach.

    But there was a big difference being inside the gate and outside the gate.

    I can answer specific questions you may have.
  4. Visit  tmp25 profile page
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    Quote from misoprettylord
    Hi I'm a new member to this site. I was thinking about visiting both schools in Jan of 2013 hoping to apply to one of the school. Any advice to what I should bring with me so far as documents. Is there a way to apply for both schools online. Has entrances to both schools gotten stricter since 2011...wld appreciate advice from current students.
    Hey Misoprettylord,

    So I am currently a student La Inter right now (I'm in my 2nd trimester Accelerated program). The documents I suggest that you bring to the school when you visit in January are: Official transcripts, Social security card, Driver's license or passport, a course description of all college courses your've taken even if you have a bachelors degree, and Immunization form (This includes: Hepatitis B series, Tetanus shot, Varicella (when you are in the nursing program, you will need actual Varicella titers to show proof that you had chicken pox and you still have the antibodies), and MMR. The admissions office is no longer accepting immunization papers from the states, so bring your immunization form with you. There is a doctors office directly across the street that can re-write everything on the proper form thats needed for the school for a small fee of $25.00. (Ridiculous? yes I know) That should suffice for admissions to the school. They accept everyone. For the nursing program, you will need a 2.5 GPA. (If you have a bachelors degree, they will only look at your last semester. They will not look at the overall GPA. Why they do it that way? I don't know.)

    You can apply to the school online and send in all your documents to this address:

    Admissions Office
    Inter American University
    Highway 1, Km. 16.3
    Corner Francisco Sein St.
    Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-1293



    You will not hear from them until you get your letter of acceptance. They will not tell you what your missing unless you call (good luck on getting through to ANYONE) or go to them in person. So make sure you have everything together when you send it.

    Now the other school I think you are referring to is UMET. I honestly don't know how things have changed over there. I have a friend who went to the school and left because there were not many english speaking students there. Many of her classes were in spanish, so it was a struggle. So, if you were thinking about going there, you'd have to visit. Let me know if you have anymore questions about La Inter. I recently helped my little cousin get in for the November trimester, so I can update you on anything new.
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  5. Visit  tmp25 profile page
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    Quote from SweetDeJaVu
    What location do you recommend for residency? How was the program and any other important information that would be helpful.

    I didnt even see this!!!!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!
    So I agree with Worldtravelingyogi, living by the beach is great! However, if you don't have a car its kind of difficult to get to and from school. Its do-able, because I have some classmates who live near the beach without cars, but after class they are either rushing to the trolley or asking other classmates for rides. So if you will not have a car, usually living across the street from the school is better: La Cumbre 1,2,3,4 (houses that people rent out to students). Its not far from the school (A 10 min walk from La Cumbre 1, 15-20 min walk La Cumbre 2, 20 min walk La Cumbre 3/4) Rent ranges from $400-$800. Most of the owners make you sign a 1 year rental agreement.

    The program so far is good. I'm not going to say that its the greatest, but its good. You have some really good teachers and then sometimes you don't. The financial aid department will make you want to pull out your hair---overall you need a lot of patience. Patience is truly the key here. If you have any other questions, just let me know.
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  6. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    THanks tmp for answering questions for future La Inter students. Pretty soon my info will be outdated. Glad things are going well for you!
  7. Visit  RosinaG profile page
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    Hey everyone I am new to the thread! I have applied for the nursing program at Inter for February (I have some nursing classes already done). I am having a HARD time getting a hold of anyone at Inter. I am also planing on taking a trip out there Jan 10th. Will school be in session then? What is the entrance exam? I thought Inter didn't have one? Will my process move faster if I do it all in person? How can I make an appointment to talk to the nursing department? I still have not got an acceptance letter from the school should I be worried?

    Thanks Rosa
  8. Visit  lstSmile profile page
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    Quote from RosinaG
    I have applied for the nursing program at Inter for February (I have some nursing classes already done). I am having a HARD time getting a hold of anyone at Inter. I am also planing on taking a trip out there Jan 10th. Will school be in session then? What is the entrance exam? I thought Inter didn't have one? Will my process move faster if I do it all in person? How can I make an appointment to talk to the nursing department? I still have not got an acceptance letter from the school should I be worried?
    Hi Rosa,

    Although we have a new Director of Nursing, it sounds like the communication process from the mainland is still difficult. I started last February as well, and it was a difficult beginning not being able to expect the same level of communication from an admissions office the way we would in the states. Jan 10 is fine (i believe every monday of Jan is a holiday though - just a heads up). School opens up on the 8th officially. Depending on whether Registration is open for the next term - it may or may not be busy in all the offices. When I entered last Feb, there was no entrance exam. If they told you there was one in place now - then there is. If that wasn't mentioned - then there isn't. I would do the majority of it in person - it made it a lot easier for me too at the time. They are a bit slow with the acceptance letters.

    Hope that helps,
    L
  9. Visit  RosinaG profile page
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    Thanks so much Istsmile!!!!! That definitely was a lot of help. So I think I am pretty sure I will come visit Jan 10th. They didn't say anything about an entrance exam but I just wanted to make sure was it hard to start in February for you? when are you done?

    Thanks again Rosa
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  10. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from lstSmile
    Hi Rosa,

    Although we have a new Director of Nursing, it sounds like the communication process from the mainland is still difficult. I started last February as well, and it was a difficult beginning not being able to expect the same level of communication from an admissions office the way we would in the states. Jan 10 is fine (i believe every monday of Jan is a holiday though - just a heads up). School opens up on the 8th officially. Depending on whether Registration is open for the next term - it may or may not be busy in all the offices. When I entered last Feb, there was no entrance exam. If they told you there was one in place now - then there is. If that wasn't mentioned - then there isn't. I would do the majority of it in person - it made it a lot easier for me too at the time. They are a bit slow with the acceptance letters.

    Hope that helps,
    L
    Yay Linda. Thanks for stepping up and helping. I guess you figured out how to get the instant emails. I am interested to know who the new director is but we have to talk off allnurses as you can't post names here.

    I do want to say one thing to Rosa. Linda did start in Febuary but she was doing her general ed classes online. She started this past fall with the nursing classes. If you already have a Bachelors you have to start in the fall and on the rare occasion the Nov timester. But no one ever can start nursing in Feb as there are no classes for you to take. It is the 3rd and last trimester of the ADN. However if you have gen ed to tak then yes you can start in Feb AND you can do the classes online from where ever.

    Getting ahold of the school is not unique to the school. It is a Puerto Rican thing. I still have my doctor in PR and boy oh boy if I can get anyone on the phone. Pretty much ANYTHING in PR needs to be done in person. That is just the way it is.
  11. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Thanks so much Istsmile!!!!! That definitely was a lot of help. So I think I am pretty sure I will come visit Jan 10th. They didn't say anything about an entrance exam but I just wanted to make sure was it hard to start in February for you? when are you done?

    Thanks again Rosa
    I have friends that just started this year and I have NEVER heard of anyone have to take an entrance exam.
  12. Visit  RosinaG profile page
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    Thanks so much worldtraveling for the info!!!! I was previously in a nursing program so I have most of my general ed classes done. So I would for sure have to start in Aug?
  13. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from RosinaG
    Thanks so much worldtraveling for the info!!!! I was previously in a nursing program so I have most of my general ed classes done. So I would for sure have to start in Aug?
    Yeah you can't start any nursing classes in the 3rd trimester. But if there is ANY GE classes you need at all you could take them in the 3rd trimester (mid Feb to May).
  14. Visit  RosinaG profile page
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    Thanks so much  worldtraveling for the info!!!! I was previously in a nursing program so I have most of my general ed classes done. So I would for sure have to start in Aug?


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