George Washington University ABSN Fall 2013 - page 6

Hi, starting a thread for GWU ABSN Fall 2013 applicants. Has anyone applied? If so, have you heard anything from admissions?... Read More

  1. Visit  Chula431 profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I just got my acceptance this past Monday! I'm very excited after such a long wait, and I'm *almost* positive I'm going to attend (I also got into Drexel, so I'm still technically deciding). I was wondering what people are planning on doing in terms of housing. I've lived in NYC for the past 6 years and I don't want to totally give up city life just yet, so I'd like to live closer to DC, like Alexandria or Arlington. I am currently a high school teacher and live with other teachers, and I know how nice it is to live with people who are going through the same stresses as you are, so I'm thinking it'd be nice to live with other students in the program. Is anyone else looking for roommates in the program?

    Has anyone been to the info sessions? If you have, have you found them to be useful?

    Also, Mindylane, thank you so much for all your posts! It's really helpful to hear from a current student.
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  3. Visit  samist profile page
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    I just got an email this morning. I'm wait listed. I'm actually surprised that I didn't get outright rejected because I have a horrible cumulative GPA but my pre-req and last 60 credits GPA pretty good.
  4. Visit  erikagryphon profile page
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    Hello,

    I am like you, in regards to city living. I want to take advantage of living in DC and all that comes with it. But, the program itself is the suburbs of VA. I would like to live in DC, but I hear the commute is horrible. As a New Yorker, do you have a car or is mass transit it for you? I am considering a roommate to lower cost of living, but I am not sure.
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    Quote from erikagryphon
    Hello,

    I am like you, in regards to city living. I want to take advantage of living in DC and all that comes with it. But, the program itself is the suburbs of VA. I would like to live in DC, but I hear the commute is horrible. As a New Yorker, do you have a car or is mass transit it for you? I am considering a roommate to lower cost of living, but I am not sure.
    We have the Metro, but it doesn't extend to ashburn I believe, where the program is located. Unfortunately unless you're in ridiculously close proximity to the Metro (which means outrageous prices for apartments), you would need a car. Im not too entirely sure how the buses run in NOVA. But I can tell you that because of a few makor train accidents, Metro runs A LOT slower than it used too. Also who knows where they might send your for clinicals. Good luck! Oh and DC is no where near city life compared to New York, and in general DC is over priced.
  6. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    Quote from erikagryphon
    Hello,

    I am like you, in regards to city living. I want to take advantage of living in DC and all that comes with it. But, the program itself is the suburbs of VA. I would like to live in DC, but I hear the commute is horrible. As a New Yorker, do you have a car or is mass transit it for you? I am considering a roommate to lower cost of living, but I am not sure.
    I relocated here from NY (Long Island, not quite the city, but I can make the comparison between NYC and DC). Traffic here is arguably worse than in NY (I live 11 minutes from the Ashburn campus, and it takes me, on average, 40 minutes to get to school on a good day. I have friends who live in DC, and they're constantly late to class because of the traffic. There's no mass transit that will get you to Ashburn, and you never know where your clinicals could be, so it really would be tough to live in the city, but I guess it's doable! It's also incredibly expensive. If you're living off loans, I'm not sure how you'd be able to finance for it... It's tough enough for me (and I split my apartment with another couple) as it is.
  7. Visit  Chula431 profile page
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    Quote from erikagryphon
    Hello,

    I am like you, in regards to city living. I want to take advantage of living in DC and all that comes with it. But, the program itself is the suburbs of VA. I would like to live in DC, but I hear the commute is horrible. As a New Yorker, do you have a car or is mass transit it for you? I am considering a roommate to lower cost of living, but I am not sure.

    I went to GW for undergrad and lived on campus in Foggy Bottom all four years, so I'm familiar with the city and how different it is from New York. I'm not as familiar with NOVA though, so I'm hoping to visit a few times before making a decision on where to live. I don't currently have a car, but that's on my list of things to do this summer. As much as I'd love to be able to continue to use public transportation, I fully realize that the Metro is not nearly as accessible as NYC's subway and buses. Hopefully some of us will be able to carpool too so that we can lessen that amount of driving.
  8. Visit  Mindylane profile page
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    Quote from Chula431
    I went to GW for undergrad and lived on campus in Foggy Bottom all four years, so I'm familiar with the city and how different it is from New York. I'm not as familiar with NOVA though, so I'm hoping to visit a few times before making a decision on where to live. I don't currently have a car, but that's on my list of things to do this summer. As much as I'd love to be able to continue to use public transportation, I fully realize that the Metro is not nearly as accessible as NYC's subway and buses. Hopefully some of us will be able to carpool too so that we can lessen that amount of driving.
    Just to put it in perspective, I can think of, off-hand, four clinical sites we had this past semester that didn't have convenient mass transportation access, including the Leesburg LTC, Fairfax Alexandria, Fairfax LTC, etc... I don't even know how you'd do it. The other thing is that clinicals start at 6:45 (and we had to be there between 6:15-6:30 to do our pre-clinical meeting), which meant that I'd have to leave my apartment by 5:00/5:30, and there's nothing that runs that early (I was going from Leesburg to Fairfax, then to Alexandria for my second clinical). I mean, you're here for a year and a half, you may as well make it as easy for yourself as possible.
  9. Visit  wynderam profile page
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    Has anyone on the waiting list heard back yet?
  10. Visit  LBradley profile page
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    Quote from wynderam
    Has anyone on the waiting list heard back yet?
    I have not.
  11. Visit  dessiATC profile page
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    Good news for at least one of you on the waitlist....I was accepted to my number one choice, so I will be giving up my spot at GWU. That will open up one spot! I'm sure others may change their minds along the way too, so those of you still waiting - don't lose hope!! Best of luck to you all.
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  12. Visit  Ames808 profile page
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    Hi everyone! For all of those who were admitted to the program and are in the Cohort 6 blackboard group, have you been able to find the roommate discussion board? It says the discussion link should be under the BSN Student Community but I can't find it. I just wanted to ask before I called the school to make sure I'm not going crazy

    Also, has anyone started a FB group for our class? Or would anyone be interested in me starting one? Let me know-

    Good luck to everyone on the waiting list still waiting to hear!
  13. Visit  Chula431 profile page
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    Quote from Ames808
    Hi everyone! For all of those who were admitted to the program and are in the Cohort 6 blackboard group, have you been able to find the roommate discussion board? It says the discussion link should be under the BSN Student Community but I can't find it. I just wanted to ask before I called the school to make sure I'm not going crazy

    Also, has anyone started a FB group for our class? Or would anyone be interested in me starting one? Let me know-

    Good luck to everyone on the waiting list still waiting to hear!
    Hi Ames808,

    I called today and asked about the "Discussions" tab because I couldn't see it either. Apparently it's a problem with Blackboard and they're trying to get it fixed.
  14. Visit  erikagryphon profile page
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    Hey, I was looking on blackboard as well for the discussion forum but didn't see it. I'm glad I checked this forum first, because I was about to contact the school. I am thinking about perhaps getting a roommate through the discussion board, but I am not sure yet. I am also interested in joining the FB group, if created.


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