Drexel ACE Spring 2013, any applicants out there? - page 5
Hello All- I applied to the Drexel ACE program for Spring 2013 start date. Just wondering if there is any one else out there who will be playing the waiting game for the next several weeks/months... Read More
Jul 11, '12I believe it starts April 1st. If you go to Drexel's website, you can look at their academic calendars. They have a few - you want the one for the quarter system.
Good luck with your application!
Jul 14, '12I just submitted my application for the ACE program for Fall 2013. I have been in contact with the admissions office and they told me they didn't need a letter of reccomendation (which is nice, although I may get one just in case). But I do have a question that was not brought up while I was on the phone with admissions.
For the essay part, it says we don't have to write one. Has anyone just thrown one in there for good measure anyway? Will it "look better" (or worse) if there is one added in? I submitted my application without the essay, but I have one writtin just in case. Any advice on that?
I am in my last year of college and will be graduating May of 2013. I have all of my prereqs done (except ethics and developmental psych). Has anyone applied to the program before they recieved their degree, and still got accepted (pending degrees reciept)?
This school is my first choice for admission, but I live in North New Jersey right now and work part time. Has anyone made the move and have just "made it work"? The tuition and living/work situations is what's making me a little nervous. Just wanted to get some feedback as to how people have made situations like that work (especially if it's reccomended that you don't work).
Any information or advice any of you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Jul 16, '12Hi!
I just received my application decision. I was accepted! Congrats to all the other accepted students.
I decided to accept this program and am feeling a little unsure. The cost seems high, and I have absolutely NO idea how to find real scholarships or how to even get loans.
I am also confused as to if we have to live on campus during the 11 month program.
Any thoughts / worries similar to mine?
Jul 16, '12[font=book antiqua]hi!
congratulations to all accepted students! i too have been accepted for the spring 2013 start.
i agree that the program is very expensive but i think it will be worth it. :-)
has there been a facebook group created for the spring 2013 ace program? i saw that there was one for the fall 2012 but nothing for 2013.
Jul 17, '12I don't think there is a spring 2013 Facebook group. But I started a new thread the other day asking if anyone would want to create/join a group. I think you have to have one other person as a friend in order to initially create the group???
Jul 17, '12Yes, I happened to see your new thread posting after my first post. I'm not sure how creating a group works now since Facebook has been changing constantly but if you need another person to help create the group, count me in
Jul 17, '12Shawna23, yes I am worried about the cost too! I actually haven't accepted yet because I want to talk to them about financial aid first to get an idea of how much I'd be paying out of pocket. As far as I know, there are little to no scholarships that we are eligible for. Because of the short time-frame and non-traditional start dates, we wouldn't be eligible for most scholarships I've seen. Maybe there are some merit-based scholarships that I haven't seen?
Also, we do not have to live on-campus. I think most people who do it live off-campus.
Jul 18, '12I will be attending the Spring 2013 program. I'm on the search for loans now since I'm not getting a lot from FAFSA. ughh
Jul 18, '12Its all private loans, a little from Fafsa, apparently :/. I;ve applied to live in the grad student housing building at the center city campus, Stiles Hall. Anyone else? Also, a facebook group is in the works. I will create a post with the link when its up.
Jul 25, '12Congratulations to all those who have been accepted to Drexel ACE program!
Just got accepted to Drexel ACE for spring 2013- awesome.
Just wondering- what is the average that FAFSA is giving out? and, are we eligible to apply for FAFSA for two academic years seeing that we will do 2012-2013 (for the first quarter in April) and 2013-2014 (for all other quarters from Jun '13 to March '14?) anyone with any idea about this?Last edit by pocomoke on Jul 25, '12 : Reason: More details
Jul 26, '12Quote from pocomokeI think I got like 5000? In stafford loans .. But that is all and yea u can apply twice for fasfa the bill for now is only for the first two quarters..( April to August? I think ?) I just know I have to pay half for nowCongratulations to all those who have been accepted to Drexel ACE program!
Just got accepted to Drexel ACE for spring 2013- awesome.
Just wondering- what is the average that FAFSA is giving out? and, are we eligible to apply for FAFSA for two academic years seeing that we will do 2012-2013 (for the first quarter in April) and 2013-2014 (for all other quarters from Jun '13 to March '14?) anyone with any idea about this?
Jul 26, '12I asked Drexel's financial aid office about getting federal loans for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Because the program falls over these two academic years, we are billed 1/2 the costs upfront, then the 2013-2014 1/2 will be billed later. The loans work the same way - if you got the maximum award ($12,500), you get 1/2 of that for 2012-2013, and half for 2013-2014. I was hoping that we'd be eligible for double loans (since we are spread over 2 academic years), but that isn't the way it works. They also said that most people have to get private loans in addition, and I know that will be the case for me too. Hope that helps!
Jul 26, '12Hey all! Not weighing in on the financial side of things, but just wanted to say hi... I'm waiting to hear if I get accepted for the Spring 2013 with all of you. I'm finished all but one of my prereqs and my gpa for my undergrad, the 12 credits in grad courses, and prereqs is about 3.7 so I'm hoping that's high enough and that they still have enough spots open. Is there anyone who has recently applied or got accepted, or does anyone know of a number of slots still open?