I was accepted in December also. Has anyone heard anything about whether APW or other nursing students live in Jefferson housing? I am undecided about living on campus or off. Any input would be helpful!
The interview went great. I was accepted and have put down the deposit.
I don't know anything about campus housing. I am local to Philly and live up in the Germantown/Mt Airy region (northwest corner of the city). My neighborhood borders up on Wissahickon park land and is green & lovely. There are two regional rail lines and a handful of bus options to get downtown on public transit, and driving downtown isn't too bad either: it's usually 25-40 minutes in rush hour and 15 or so when the roads are clear.
If you have a car and want to live downtown near campus, be prepared for parking headaches/expense. I have lots of non-Jeff friends who live in West Philly, especially in neighborhood around Clark Park (which borders Baltimore Ave). Clark Park is pretty fabulous. South Philly has its own flavor and I have friends who absolutely love it. In my experience, it's not nearly as green (with mature trees -- or any trees) as neighborhoods in the Northwest and West Philly. However, it's walkable/bikeable to downtown, has small neighborhood parks, and good public transit, and those are all definite pluses!
Kmmac, I received information in the mail about on campus housing and the apartment style jefferson housing in Orlowitz hall looks very convenient and affordable with roommates. Since its right across the street from the hospital and our classes i'm leaning towards on campus.
laurn109, I'm feeling the same way...I submitted my NursingCAS application to them in September and received my "decision" in November - they had to hold my application for further grades because I was finishing up a couple science courses in the Fall. But they didn't deny me right away, so I guess that's good. I followed instructions and had my updated transcript sent to both them and NursingCAS as soon as it was available from the school. I've called since then to see what the status is and they told me that my updated transcript was received on January 10th, but they haven't gone back to review it again yet. I'm starting to wonder if I even have a shot at getting in anymore. Was anyone else held for further grades?
jocy_anne if I were you I would call or email Niki Kelley because I think she is in charge of the applications and she was really helpful to me when I emailed her about a month ago, but haven't heard from her since! I'm just concerned about never hearing about an admissions interview but I haven't been rejected yet so I don't know what is going on.. when I emailed her a month ago she said that she's been behind and not to worry but this is weird how unorganized they've been.
Hi All! I'm new to this thread but I just got an email from Niki Kelley today inviting me for an interview. Has anyone else been part of this later process? Also, I am in New England... can anyone tell me if the interviews are over the phone or in person? I have to interview sometime over the next 2 weeks so obviously have to make travel arrangements if it is in person. I also have a few prerequisites to finish up however which I plan on doing this summer. Any tips from anyone who has already interviewed would be greatly appreciated, and good luck to all of you!
laurn109, I did actually e-mail Niki Kelley back on February 15th, and she never responded. I have the same concerns that you do. I feel like it can't be good news if I haven't heard from them about the interview yet, but I haven't been rejected yet either. I kind of want to call Niki Kelley to see if I can speak to her, but I also don't want to be a pain in the you-know-what because I feel like I pester the admissions office way too much. I just don't know how much longer I'll stay sane without having an answer!
gglove317, congrats on the interview invitation! I can only hope I'll get the same e-mail soon...anyway, I've read up on the FACT thread, and from what I understand, the interviews are in person. Depending on where you are in New England, it may be cheapest to take a train into Philly (30th Street Station). I, too, have 2 outstanding prerequisites - I'm in the middle of Gen Chem II right now, and then I'll have to take Microbiology over the summer. Good luck and keep us posted about your interview! I don't live in the city, but I live about 20 minutes outside of it (in NJ), so if you have any questions, let me know. The FACT thread was useful to read, but it would be great to get more people involved in the APW thread.