So after much back and forth with the SON admission department, they have given me so many excuses as to why I was declined for the spring 2018 term. Some of the excuses the staff at the school of nursing have said are as follows: "Our admission process is holistic in nature in that we conduct a thorough review of all applicants, which includes a close review of their grades, GPA, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, etc." You are still pending a prerequisite course, thats why you were not granted admission. I have been back and forth with the admission department and have had an awful experience, but despite that I have applied for the Summer term to see if my outcomes change. I am writing on this forum to warn future students. While your application is in review make sure to call and verify that all requirements for admission are met. I suggest you do so in writing, just incase the outcomes aren't in your favor you can file a formal complaint. Moreover, verify all contact names of representatives you speak with, this is also important. I have been through many application processes, and by far the one with UM has been awful. No student should have to go through all this trouble. If you feel you are a strong applicant I really recommend you call and verify that everything is good on your end. As I mentioned before, one personnel told me that the reason I was not admitted was because I had a pending course (which by the way their website says students can have 2-3 pending courses during the application process).
I have now had to reach out to the Provost office in efforts to file a complaint on this school. Bare in mind, I am an alumna from this institution so it does hurt me to have to reach extreme measures, but I do not think this is fair! Luckily, I have been accepted into Johns Hopkins University for the direct entry MSN, so this is where I will be attending school. For those of you who have a bachelors degree in another subject area other than Nursing, you should look into these direct entry programs!
Best of luck to everyone on their future endeavors!