Summer Entry 2013 Accelerated BSN/MSN Johns Hopkins - page 6

Hi everyone, How many of you have applied for the 2013 Accelerated BSN/MSN program at JHU SON? I applied early decision and completed my phone interview on the 26th. They said they will start... Read More

  1. by   luminal
    Hi DanaD19!

    We'll be in FNP together I'm originally from SF Bay Area but I went to undergrad in San Diego and I've stayed there since.
  2. by   Adhir
    Hi HealthEnthusiast,

    No I actually applied early decision at hopkins. I don't think regular decision people will hear till later in jan or feb from what I have heard. But again don't quote me on this. I know the wait is killing you but you'll be just fine!
  3. by   hopefulnurse24
    If you're early decision, don't you have to withdraw your applications from other schools? That was the only reason I didn't apply ED - because it was binding. You will have to put in a $500 deposit earlier than everyone else and you are required to withdraw your applications from other programs, so you actually aren't allowed to wait to hear from other schools, if I'm not mistaken...
  4. by   salinn
    Hopeful-yes those are the terms of early decision but when they called to give us the good news, they didn't say anything about withdrawing other applications or putting down the deposit. Maybe all that info will be in the packet that we are all anticipating to show up any day now. Since I'm still in the interview process for my graduate specialty I wonder if I can hold off on the withdrawal process. That is definitely something I will be inquiring about next week.
  5. by   the healer's art
    Salinn, I'm glad you clarified that you would be withdrawing your other applications as soon as you got your acceptance packet.

    Adhir, if you applied early decision you actually have to withdraw your applications from other schools. You can't wait to see if you got into them. That would be really unethical because JHU is binding and it's a contract. These are the situations that test your integrity. Would you ever cheat? Would you ever release confidential medical information? It's the same kind of thing...

    I want to see which schools I can get into and what options would be best financially so that's why I didn't apply ED--I didn't want to withdraw my other applications. But it does makes sense to apply early decision if JHU is your first choice school. There's really no point in having applications at other schools.
  6. by   FingersCross'd
    Just out of curiosity, are any of the people who have received admissions decisions applicants that applied regular decision? I applied regular decision and interviewed 6 weeks ago and I'm trying to figure out if I haven't heard anything yet because I am only regular decision or if I just didn't get in.

    Haha- oohhh the things we applicants fret over when decision time comes around!!
  7. by   Adhir
    That's fine I am planning to withdraw anyway..But I didn't know about the binding because they didn't tell me over the phone. Also Columbia has an ED thing too, but they don't bind you in any sort of contract, so I was thinking it's the same thing. I am def going to hopkins considering I could actually start making money 6 months prior and will start paying back the loans lol.
  8. by   izzieboo
    Does anyone know if they interview all applicants to the ABSN-MSN program (early decision)?
  9. by   salinn
    Yes I believe everyone is interviewed.
  10. by   izzieboo
    @salinn Thanks. So in that case I'm not sure what to make of my application status. I applied to ABSN-MSN early decision, though my online application status wasn't updated to complete until December 10 (despite all materials submitted by the ED deadline). And, I have not had an interview.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
  11. by   hopefulnurse24
    FingersCross'd, I am 99.9% positive that RD applicants have not received decisions yet! So hang tight

    Adhir, yes, it is binding. Here are the regulations regarding it - I called the admissions office previously to see if this was the case for nursing as well, and they said yes and that by checking that box on the application, that you understood the terms of the agreement: Johns Hopkins University Office of Undergraduate Admissions - Apply - Frequently Asked Questions - Early Decision

    izzieboo, I have no idea if everyone is interviewed. I honestly am not sure because that isn't something they advertise the statistics for. You'd have to contact the school and see. I think that is all just hearsay. I'm not early decision and I received my interview invitation in October.
  12. by   Adhir
    Ya I read. Like I said I am going there 100%. Hopefulnurse- your first choice is duke though right?

    People who are accepted..does anyone know what's the safest and closest place to live around johns hopkins nursing?
  13. by   hopefulnurse24
    I thought it was Duke but after visiting Penn and seeing how much I liked it, I decided I want to see all of the schools before coming to a decision (if accepted).