Quote from icegambit
I'm also going to Drexel (ACE) this fall. Does anyone know when the orientation is?? I thought they were going to send us a letter about orientation. I finished my prereqs and sent my transcripts. I'm just trying find out what my next step should be.
Oh, btw, where did you go to get your immunization form filled out? I don't have a family doctor and I don't have insurance. I was just wondering where to get the shots/tests that Drexel requires. My old college only needed my immunization card so I don't know how to go about completing Drexel's Immunization form (especially without insurance).
Hi Ice ~ I think the orientation will be either August 8th or 9th, but I'm not completely sure. When Ms. Breslin called to check on the status of my remaining pre-reqs, she mentioned that we should be receiving orientation info. toward the end of June, but I haven't received anything yet, either.
I, too, just finished my pre-reqs during the last week of June and had my transcripts forwarded this past week as soon as grades were posted. It seems to take forever for Drexel to receive transcripts and post them to my file, so I plan on harrassing them daily until I know they have been officially received. Until then, I personally need to work on securing my loans. I've been trying desperately to find a private loan that doesn't have an outrageous interest rate and doensn't require a cosigner.:trout:
As for the immunization form, I took it to my family doctor. He filled it out and called me to set up an appt. for the immunizations that I was missing. In your situation, I would check into local clinics, which tend to be less expensive than family practice doctors. You could probably even call Drexel and explain your situation. They may be able to suggest some lower cost alternatives to a family doc. I'm sure you're not the only student they've ever had that didn't have a family doc. or insurance. Just be sure to bring any paperwork with you that you might have noting your immunization history.
Also, make sure that the immunization form that you have from Drexel requires a 2-step PPD. I was sent an old form that only required a one step, took it to my family doc and got the immunizations that I was missing (including the one step PPD listed on the form) and sent it back to Drexel. A couple weeks later I was sent an orange card noting that I was missing a 2-step PPD. I called the school and was told that they had sent me an out of date form and that I would have to go back to my family doc and have an updated form filled out and pay to have the 2-step test done. They emailed the updated form to me. :angryfire Just in case you also received the form that only requires the one step, I've attached the updated form (save yourself some time and money).