Seattle U - APNI 2013 - page 7

Hello everyone - this is my second time applying. A month ago, I bombed the interview! If this is your first time applying, there's a world of information from previous years, especially from the 2012 thread where we reached... Read More

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    Hi all,

    So I'm really hoping to submit within the next few days to give my letter of rec writers time to submit their letters electronically. It's really annoying that they don't release the letter queries until your application is submitted .

    For the most part, I have completed everything, but I was hoping if anyone could help me out with how to submit the professional resume and letter of intent. Do we just add it to the PDF MISC uploads??? Also, what exactly is the prompt for the letter of intent and how long should it be?

    I found this on the website:
    Q. What should I write in my letter of intent?

    The application asks you to address your personal and professional goals. You should be clear about how your career goals fit with your selected program of study, and why you chose Seattle University’s Immersion program. Read over the materials you have received from the College and University and information available on our website (Seattle University). Relate your personal and professional goals to the University and College of Nursing mission. Use good language arts skills to demonstrate your writing ability.
    I think I have a decent personal statement that I need to retool a bit to fit with the mission of Seattle U's, but wasn't sure what their word limit might be. I find it strange that they don't list it anywhere on their application.

    If anyone could please help, it would be greatly appreciated!! I wish everyone good luck on their apps and a Happy Thanksgiving as well!!

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    Hi Pizzamyheart,

    You can add your resume and Letter of Intent in the area where you upload documents to your application. I ended up submitting my application the other day for the same reason that you mention, I wanted my Recommenders to be able to submit their letters online, rather than a paper version. However, you can submit your application without submitting your Letter of Intent or Resume. You just have to make sure you send it in via email or mail before the due date. I confirmed this with someone in graduate admissions. I would limit your letter of intent to two pages.

    Hope that helps!
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    Hi All-

    I have a question about the letter of intent as well... the word "letter" is throwing me off. Is a letter of intent supposed to have a letterhead format? My other schools asked for personal statements so I'm not sure if I am just overthinking this one...

    Thanks a bunch!
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    I realize that you posted this question a couple of days ago so this might not be of any help but
    I wrote it in letterhead format just in case!
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    I know its coming down to the wire but does anyone know if I can submit everything electronically except the letters of recommendation? I have hard copies of the letters of rec but I think it will be easier to get everything else in electronically.
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    Other than official transcripts, yes. You can attach your resume and letter of intent to your application or email it to graduate admissions.
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    Hi Blondielocks,

    I am currently a reverse commuter from Seatle to JBLM (Joint Base McChord Lewis - past Tacoma a bit) and my mornings start at about 6 am by the time I get on the road. I spend over 3 hours a day (100+miles) commuting and that is opposite traffic. I feel bad for the commuters coming from the South into Seattle.

    If I may offer a bit of advice. Really consider your options, your time is the biggest factor. It is 3+ hours that takes away from your studies, in your case with weather it could take you 3 hours or more each way if weather is bad. The longest it took me to get home was 3.5 hours, it was awful! I have a good job, but it is really not worth my time, the study time I have lost and money I spend filling up on gas each month, I average $200+. I would not recommend that commute to anyone!

    There can be temporary situations in that people might offer a "crash-pad" during the week and you can go to Oly for the weekends and long breaks. There could be some commuters who share your situation and you could all share a living arrangement that makes sense economically. Or make friends with some classmates in Seattle you may only need to stay a couple nights a week depending on your class/clinical schedule in exchange for offering to throw down some for bills. I believe things will work out when you are on the right path so hang in there, there is a solution.

    You might be asking why I didn't move South and why commute? My goals and future is in Seattle and I knew I would only be working here short-term. I am counting the days until I leave (because I get into a nursing program-fingers crossed).

    Good luck!
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    I called graduate admissions and they told me they can't check to see if my transcripts, letters and test scores have been received because I don't have an ID yet. From what I know they usually send you an ID via mail once your application is complete. Do you guys know if there is a way to check if all the materials have been received?
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    cureac, I don't. I just know that you can check your status once you receive the student ID#.

    How's everybody at this point? Everyone feeling lighter? Now we just have to wait another couple months.
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    Sandrabeth - thank you for the feedback. It is much appreciated. I have just accepted a position in DuPont where I will be working until I get into nursing school - hopefully Summer 2014. I've been thinking A LOT about this because I'm a planner/type-A, and despite the money saved, I think everyone's advice is right when they say to just suck up the cost and find a way to have a studio/crashpad in Seattle.

    Good luck to everyone who is applying for the 2013 cohort!

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