Georgetown ABSN Fall 2011 - page 10

Any applicants to the Georgetown ABSN program for Fall 2011 out there? I have been reading old threads from last year and for applicants to Spring 2011, but it would be nice to have a place for Fall 2011 applicants to talk. ... Read More

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    I am debating between the April 30th and May 7th dates. Leaning more towards May 7th. I live in Arlington.

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    I'm from northern Va and as of now I am going to the Georgetown Experience on the 29th. I am thinking to just do the interview on the 30th.
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    I'm signed up for the 29th and 30th! I'm really looking forward to it! See you all soon!

    @dlrosen: I was also accepted at GW and Georgetown. I have to tell GW by April 29, which is two weeks before I will know about the scholarships (we find out the week of May 9). I'm really leaning towards Georgetown. Mostly because of their track record with the NCLEX and even more mostly because I live in DC and don't want to commute an hour every day. (I did some rough estimates and it would be probably cost me $7000 in gas and tolls for 1.5 years!).

    I'll probably let GW know that I'm not going to go there soon! I would like to be able to wait until I have the scholarship, but it isn't worth $275. Hopefully that will free up space for others as well!

    Hope this helps anybody who is having the same concerns about GW vs. Georgetown!! They're both great programs, I just think Georgetown will be a better fit for me!

    M
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    I have a fairly random question that I haven't been able to find anywhere. Does anyone know how many students were accepted or will be in the 2011 cohort? I was just curious as to how many students will be in our class.

    Thanks!
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    I think it's around 60!
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    Wow! That is less than I thought...I heard that 20 get the WH scholarship, and I think there will be a few that do not apply for it, as a lot of people are out of state.
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    Thanks for the info! I'm just trying to get my head around all the pros and cons of the different programs. I was shocked it was only 60!
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    Yes, me too! Does anyone have suggestions for where to live? I am from Atlanta, so I need to start investigating living arrangements. DC seems to be extremely expensive, and I want to make sure I chose an area that is safe.
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    i used to live in dc (i live in virginia now and would be commuting in to the city) and loved it. i lived in an area called cleveland park. it has a much more neighborhoody feel to it and it's right off the metro. it's a quick bus ride to georgetown. that area has a lot of old buildings that are under rent control, so it's not uncommon to find a one bedroom for super cheap. i used to rent from http://www.darorealty.com/apartments and had a 1 bedroom for $725 a month with utilities included! it's worth making a phone call to them and asking if they have any rent control units available or if they know of any coming open soon. the buildings daro managers are old, which means they are pretty big and you don't have to pay for water, heat or electric (just cable and gas). the map in the above link shows a pretty decent neighborhood layout. i'd say anything west or south on connecticut is good - safe, clean and within a few blocks of a metro. dupont circle, georgetown, glover park, tenleytown, m st, etc.

    i used to live in arlington, too, if you don't mind a quick bus ride from georgetown. the gus bus actually stopped 1 block from my 1 bedroom apartment. i paid $975, all utilities included, and didn't have to worry about parking. plus, taxes are cheaper in va the complex didn't have many amenities, but i'm one of the weird people who enjoyed going to the laundromat.
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    Thanks for the info. That is extremely helpful!


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