Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 12

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Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and Iím waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the same program and received an... Read More


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    Hi Everyone-
    I just got into Drexel for the Spring as well. My name is Jenna too, so that makes two of us. That's fun.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all soon. And everyone who is moving here to Philly, you will love it. Its a great city, those of us from around here will help you to find the best, hidden spots.
    -Jenna
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    Hi August Rain,
    Thank you! My admissions letter did not have any class information on it. It just said that they will be contacting me regarding pre-requisites. I called today but didn't get a response back. Good idea about the winter semester. You are currently enrolled in the program now, right?
    Can you explain to me exactly what the early assurance program is? I see it is basically offered in your 3rd quarter and is for exceptional students only. How many students are accepted into these programs and when do you start?

    Look forward to speaking with you!
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    Jenna! haha how funny.. I was reading your post and i was thinking, I dont remember writing that! I cannot wait to check out the city! Where do you live about? I have never been to philadelphia- I am so excited to see what the city has to offer! Is the school is a relatively good area? Very nice to meet you! =)
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    Hi Jenna,

    Yes, I'm a current student, finishing my 4th quarter next week.

    Early assurance is essentially an alternative application process to Drexel's various grad programs, specfically for current students. It sort of streamlines the process for you if you apply while you're still in the ACE program. I believe you can apply regardless of your class standing, though as with any school, a higher GPA improves your chances of being accepted.

    I'd really suggest getting settled into being an ACE student before you start dealing with grad school options. There were one or two information sessions about early assurance this year, and I'm sure they'll offer them to your class too. There are specific tracks for each degree (MSN, DrNP, PhD) and specialty, so you'd need to contact the director for each program to get details. I think the MSN program starts each fall, so you would begin the September after your 4th quarter.

    Hope that answers some of your questions!
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    Hello,

    I recently applied to Drexel...did anyone else apply after the deadline? How long does it usually take to here back?

    Jen, did you recently apply?

    Also...my gpa is 2.9 in undergrad and about 3.1 total...is that competitive enough?

    Thank you!
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    Hi August,
    Thanks so much for the information! It all sounds so exciting.. My ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner.. I'd like to jump into it right away. You are right though, I always get ahead of my self and need to concentrate what is at hand here. Can you offer us any tips for surviving the ACE program? I see alot of people say its extremely difficult- I am soo passionate about this and CANNOT wait to start the program. I think I have enough drive to succeed. I'd love to hear how you are doing any everything! You are almost done- Congrats!


    Hi Princess,
    I applied after the deadline. I think I found out in a month. Pretty quick! Hopefully you won't have to take any pre-reqs because there is not much time between now and Spring Semester! I had a 3.6 overall GPA and ok pre-req grades. I had a great rec letter also. I am sure if they think you are cut out for the program, you will be accepted! Where are you from and when did you apply? Good to hear from you!

    -Jenna
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    Hi Guys! Sorry I didn't get the emails on the post updates, so I had no idea this whole conversation happened!

    I'm getting really excited for the program to start- and Jenna, you sound like me- I am sooooo motivated and driven. I also want to be a Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health, and I know everyone says to take it one step at a time, but I do like to think about the end goal bc it really just keep me so excited and motivated to do my best and get there fast!! I may get my MSN over the course of a few years though, because I do think its important to be a competent nurse before moving on to a much higher status. This is why I chose NP over PA (and that NP's can have their own practice!) and why I chose Drexel over the 2 year Jefferson program.

    And Jenna, you asked about my background- I have a BA in Photography and worked in publishing/ advertising/ marketing for about 5 years. Lost my job last year and decided to do what's always been in the back of my mind and the forefront of my interests. My dad is a doctor and my whole family works in the medical field (my sister works in pharm sales- different, but similar, ha) I've always been interested in pathology and always wanted to be the one researching for friends and helping them out.. I think it's in my blood I took an EMT course last fall and am now a certified EMT-B, but I didn't end up doing anything with that.. I thought I wanted to work in the hospital as a tech while I'm taking my pre-reqs, which I still do but they require a good year of experience doing transport work, and I tried that for about 3 days and just about wanted to kill myself. I'm not so sure I belong in an ambulance basically being a taxi service for the elderly- taking them to dialysis and back!! I definitely need to be in the hospital or office setting. However, I really did love the course and I took that first to make sure I was choosing the right field and in that sense, a thousand dollars isn't really a high price to pay... and now I can save lives! (only downfall is that everywhere I go, I mentally prepare myself in case someone collapses in front of me, or gets hit by a car, or chokes, or has a heart attack or seizure... My imagination stresses me out quite often!)

    I would love to hear about everyone's backgrounds- what they got their first bachelor's in and how they ended up here!!
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    Hey guys!!!!

    I just got my provisional acceptance letter for Spring '10 ACE ..... SOOOOOOO EXCIIIIIIIIITED!!!!!! It was my #1 choice & I literally started jumping up & down & screaming out loud!!!

    My issue now is ... where do I go from here?!? Financial aid?? Any other forms/paperwork/ certifications needed??? I literally don't know where to start! For those that have already been accepted, how long did it take to get the Transfer Credit Evaluation form in the mail?

    Right now I live in Miami, FL & am finishing up the pre-req classes ... I don't know a lot about Philly (born & raised in FLA) so am excited/nervous/scared ... I literally don't know a soul up there! Anyway, I'd love to meet/ chat with anybody else starting soon!!!

    Jenn
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    Hi Princess- wanted to let you know my stats (it bothers me when people are secretive with them, as I'd want to know if I were at least in the "range" before I drop $75 to apply to a school). I graduated from FSU in 2006 with a BS in Business Admin. with an undergrad GPA of 3.1-3.2-ish; and this summer got a 4.0 in my pre-reqs (16.0 hours worth). I applied probably 4-6 weeks ago & just heard back. Hope that helps!

    And also, there seem to be a lot of Jen/Jenna's etc. on here!
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    Quote from SeminoleJenn
    Hey guys!!!!

    I just got my provisional acceptance letter for Spring '10 ACE ..... SOOOOOOO EXCIIIIIIIIITED!!!!!! It was my #1 choice & I literally started jumping up & down & screaming out loud!!!

    My issue now is ... where do I go from here?!? Financial aid?? Any other forms/paperwork/ certifications needed??? I literally don't know where to start! For those that have already been accepted, how long did it take to get the Transfer Credit Evaluation form in the mail?

    Right now I live in Miami, FL & am finishing up the pre-req classes ... I don't know a lot about Philly (born & raised in FLA) so am excited/nervous/scared ... I literally don't know a soul up there! Anyway, I'd love to meet/ chat with anybody else starting soon!!!

    Jenn
    Congrats on your acceptance! I just finished ACE today, so I imagine we had some similar jumping & screaming going on.

    You're going to get a big packet in the mail in a month or so with all of your compliance info in it (BLS, background checks, etc). In the meantime, enjoy any and all free time you have, get organized, and spend time with your family & friends.

    There's on-campus housing in Stiles, across the street from the hospital...you should be able to get some info from Drexel's website. You're eligible for Federal loans, but there are no grants/scholarships through the school for ACE, so you'll have to find those on your own, and will have to apply for private loans for the rest. After you fill out your FAFSA, the school will send you yet another letter.

    Good luck getting started!


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