Jefferson FACT 2008 applicants? - page 3

Hello all, I just wanted to start a thread for the Jefferson FACT 2008 applicants. First, I want to say that the Jefferson application process is fabulous. Keep in mind that I live in Philadelphia.... Read More

  1. by   JerseyGir1
    Wow... I haven't checked this in a while!! Byrd- CONGRATS!! that's awesome... are you definitely choosing jeff? JC, congrats as well, and I totally feel ya with the financing thing. I'm just taking a look at all that now. I did fill out a FAFSA because the financial aid office basically won't talk to you until you do that. It was pointless though, because I can't get any money/loans out of it. Since its considered an undergraduate program (as opposed to grad) and I'm under 24, I have file as a dependent student...which sucks. Now I'm focusing on low-interest loans from private lenders (if there are any such things!!)

    Anne.. good luck with everything!! I was curious about the scholarship too, and noticed that they took it off the website as well. I guess if its coming back like scott said, that will be good. I can't decide if its worth it to commit to two years working as an RN (my real goal is to get the NP degree). But who knows, at this point I might jump at the chance to remain out of debt!!

    How about living situations anyone??? I know its kind of early to be deciding, but any ideas? Commuting, on campus, off campus??

    Keep me posted guys!!
  2. by   JerseyGir1
    Hold up.. I think a read a few things too fast.. Anne - congrats to you also!! (all I saw was that you were waiting for your interview, but I got that cleared up now!) and thanks letting us know when the scholarship info is coming back on the website.
  3. by   Eiano
    I'll be there in May as well!
    I interviewed back in OCT and thought I was the only one... glad to see a few people coming through. I am excited and nervous at the same time but I'm really excited to start already.
    Last edit by Eiano on Jan 13, '08
  4. by   anne827
    JerseyGirl - thanks for the congrats! I'm so excited to start. As far as living situation. I currently live close to center city - in south philly - within walking distance to Jefferson but there are a lot of available apartments in the city and should be more in May (when students graduate, etc.) I'm not sure about on campus housing but I'm sure that they will have a lot of information about that at the information session which I believe is in February. Niki gave me a date for that during my interview but I cant remember when exactly it will be. Does anyone else know when that will be?
  5. by   Eiano
    Quote from JerseyGir1

    How about living situations anyone??? I know its kind of early to be deciding, but any ideas? Commuting, on campus, off campus??

    Keep me posted guys!!
    You can apply for on campus housing even before you are accepted. All you have to do is go on the Jefferson website and go to the Student Life/Housing part and complete the application. They said it's gaurenteed as long as you fill it out before a certain date, so why not fill it out now! ... I plan on living on campus only because I live in DE and it'd be a 1 hour commute (maybe longer!) when I come in and when I leave.
  6. by   byrd262
    Quote from anne827
    Hi everyone - I've been reading your posts and biting my nails waiting for my FACT interview. I'm so excited because I was just accepted yesterday and cannot wait to start in May!! I also have to begin the lengthy financial aid process. Is anyone here considering applying for the scholarship which requires you to work at Jefferson for two years after graduation?

    Congratulations on your acceptance.

    I am considering the scholarship, but I have a few questions though about when the committment will begin. For example, I want to go straight thru to the MSN (which I may have to go elsewhere for b/c Jeff doesn't have my specialty). So, I would want to know if you have to begin committment directly after the BSN. Also, do you have the option to complete MSN elsewhere and then return to complete service committment. I am sure that I would get a big "NO" to both questions, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
  7. by   byrd262
    If I decide to attend Jeff (which I believe I will). I will continue living in NE Philly and commute in. It's only a 20 minute drive, but as you all know PARKING is serious $$$ in Center City. (A big con for Jeff if you're anti-SEPTA like me) However, SEPTA is the most reasonable option. Plus students get discounted SEPTA tokens and transpasses. It's great that Jeff is along the Market-Frankford line.
  8. by   coopsc1
    Alright you guys I am flying out in the morning to go to Philadelphia, so wish me luck. It sounds like it doesn't take very long to hear back as to whether you are offered a spot or not. So hopefully I will hear back soon and can make a decision.

    SC
  9. by   JerseyGir1
    Thanks for the info byrd. Good luck scott! Let us know how it goes... oh and enjoy the city!!
  10. by   Nova11
    hi people! i am currently applying for the FACT program at Jeff, I hope I get in. Would any of you be able to give me a good guage if I can get in since some of you have already been accepted?!? I really appreciate it

    I have a low undergrad gpa 2.5ish
    I got A's in all my pre-req's (A&P 1/2, Micorbio, Nutrition etc)
    I have a 1300 GRE score

    I really hope i have a shot but I hope my undergrad GPA doesn't do me in..

    What do you guys think? Please help!
  11. by   JerseyGir1
    It seemed like they look at the prerequsite GPA and what they call your science GPA more than your overall. So if you're good with the prereqs, that might be enough! I'm sure your GRE score will help as well! Mine wasn't that high and I was accepted. (I didn't do any prep at all). Good luck... let us know how everything goes!
  12. by   coopsc1
    Quote from Nova11
    hi people! i am currently applying for the FACT program at Jeff, I hope I get in. Would any of you be able to give me a good guage if I can get in since some of you have already been accepted?!? I really appreciate it

    I have a low undergrad gpa 2.5ish
    I got A's in all my pre-req's (A&P 1/2, Micorbio, Nutrition etc)
    I have a 1300 GRE score

    I really hope i have a shot but I hope my undergrad GPA doesn't do me in..

    What do you guys think? Please help!
    So I went and had my interview with Danielle yesterday, which was really laid back. I thought the interview went well and I got back into denver yesterday and saw that she had already sent my acceptance email. So, I guess I have to make a big decision here in the next month!

    For the above poster, I did not have to submit GRE scores (thank God) but I think that having a higher GRE score, and good grades in the prerequisites could offset the low overall GPA. They put your grades into a spreadsheet and separate them into science GPA and overall GPA. And like Jersey said, I think the science GPA is more important. Did you alreay apply for the 2008 May start?

    Scott
  13. by   byrd262
    Nova--It looks like you have an excellent shot to me. You have nothing to worry about.

    Coopsc-- Congratulations!!! I know what you mean about deciding. I'm still waiting to hear back from some other schools.

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