Yale GEPN Applicants 2013 - page 2

Hello all! I noticed a thread had not been started for those of us applying for Fall of 2013 so I thought I would start one. How are things going for everything regarding the application process?... Read More

  1. by   dn26
    Hi I'm also applying to the 2013 GEPN program at Yale and according to admissions, last year about 400 people applied, 200 got called for the interview, 140 were accepted, and around 90 enrolled. It's quite a challenging program and all the best to you guys!
  2. by   JustD16
    Thanks for the info, DN!!! I'm still working on doing final exits and tweaks to the essay. I plan to send everything in about a week before the deadline. I've been assisting a midwife and we have three births in the next three weeks so I want to wait until after those to finalize my essay! I'm also not taking my GRE until the end of October to maximize study time. I'm already stressed and can't believe the application is due a month from today!!!
  3. by   hollysf
    Hi everyone, I am nearly through with my Yale application! My transcripts ship tomorrow and then I am done! I am so excited. I'm applying to the CNM/WHNP track. I feel pretty good about my essay. I revised it so many times that I practically have it memorized at this point. So far I have Penn, Columbia and Yale all taken care of. Next up, JHU, Boston College, and Vanderbilt!
  4. by   JustD16
    Hey everyone! Hope everyone is at the tail end of finishing up their applications! Is anyone else confused about why we need to upload transcripts and mail them? Did everyone just order two official copies and open one to scan? A couple of my schools don't have unofficial transcripts so I think this will be my only option. Also, does the stays for the recommenders change one they submit or do we never got confirmation all three are in?
  5. by   JustD16
    That should have said "does the STATUS for the recommenders change?" As in does it change from "mailed to recommender on (insert date)" to "received" or anything?
  6. by   dn26
    Hi JustD16, to answer your question - I don't think the status of recommenders change even after they send the recommendations in, but you can call/email the admissions office to check that they've received it.
    Also, I think the reason they want applicants to upload transcripts is that sometimes the official transcripts take time to be all uploaded digitally into the applicants' files and having unofficial transcripts helps the committee get to work faster on processing applications. My school actually had a page where I could get a list of my classes and grades, and I saved this page as a PDF and uploaded it as an unofficial transcript. In fact, if you have any additional questions let me know and I can ask the YSN admissions officer tomorrow when they visit my school. All best, and can't wait to be done with the applications!
  7. by   samdaman
    atomicgirl, YES, I really don't like how many questions I have to answer...IN ORDER....for their essay. I had a really good personal statement for all the other schools I'm applying to but the one for Yale takes the cake for the most complicated one. I actually haven't even started writing mine yet and I'm hoping to get a rough draft out to my proofreaders soon...but it's definitely challenging trying to weave all these questions in a cohesive and interesting manner....how is yours coming along?
  8. by   RVLy
    Hey Everyone!

    I'm having a hard time keeping the essay fluid. I've heard that the admissions committee are sticklors for juding an essay on the ability of being able to answer the questions in order. I want to get this essay done and out ASAP! What other schools are people applying to? I'm applying to Columbia, Yale (obviously!), MGH, JHU, and I'm debating about UMass Medical and Simmons. My specialty is acute care and I'm super excited about it...especially getting these essays done. I've procrastinated a good couple months and its all coming and biting me in the butt haha
  9. by   kdiem
    Hi everyone! Which address did everyone use to ship in your transcripts, and do you know if YSN cares which carrier you use to send them in? I see this address which they label as courier/physical address: 100 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06519. And also this address which is considered their postal address: PO Box 9740 New Haven, CT 06536. I'm not sure which one is more appropriate!
  10. by   JP999
    I used the PO Box 9740, in which case you have to send USPS and I know they received my transcripts so it must have worked!!
  11. by   JustD16
    I'm using the physical address but that is because I am requiring a signature upon receipt so that I know for sure they received them without having to call or email.
  12. by   kdiem
    thanks for the help! i will send to the PO Box then. jp999 -- how long did it take for yours to be received? i live in california... so new haven is a bit far...
  13. by   JP999
    I don't remember exactly, but I think it only took about 3-4 days for them to get there and processed through their system so that my online application indicated that they had received them. But I was only sending them from Massachusetts, so it might take longer...