I took the PSB in October and did very well. However, by the time Shadyside sent me my results and then sent me the application packet, a total of 5 weeks had passed. I had to make a few phone calls to remind them to send me these things. The upshot was that I arranged for all my transcripts to be sent by Nov. 17. I verified with the colleges/universities that the transcripts were all sent within a day or two after that. The application deadline is December 10. Today is December 9, but according to Shadyside, nothing has arrived. When I expressed surprise, the admission director said she was not surprised because things take a long time to get from UPMC's main mail center to Shadyside, and they go to the main center even though they were all addressed to Shadyside just as instructed in the application packet. She told me that if my application was not complete by December 10, I could just wait for everything to come in and ask to be considered for Fall admission instead of Spring admission.
Has anyone else had an experience like this with Shadyside or another UPMC diploma program? I can handle waiting until the fall (I mean, what choice do I have) because it will give me time to take more of the science classes that I'd otherwise have to take while in nursing school. Still, I am wondering whether anyone else has run into this sort of thing because it makes me a bit worried that the school just isn't very keen on me for some reason and hopes to discourage me. Or perhaps they want me to prove that I am sincere about leaving my current profession by seeing if I apply again.