How long from application-start date?

  1. Hi everyone,

    Was wondering how long it takes after you apply to a school to be accepted. For example, is it similar to the BSN programs whereby you apply by mid summer for the fall programs, and receive a letter or not?

    Alternatively, is it more of a long, drawn out process where its a good idea to apply while you are working for the following year's intake?

    Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SmessenBSN
    It's definitely not a quick process. I'm applying for Fall 2008 semester start. I had my applications in August/September. I heard back for interviews, which are later in November, about a month ago. Usually they have the final class decided in January. There is a lot of stuff that has to be turned into the schools which can take a while such as transcripts, GRE scores, reference letters, etc. I'm applying to several schools so it has taken quite a bit of preparation and planning (as well as money). It's also a good idea to apply early so that you know for sure which pre-requisites you haven't met.
  4. by   utmemsrna
    Just for one example, UT Memphis' application deadline is September 1, interviews are the same month, with decisions by the end of September. The classes themselves do not start until July of the next year. It is best to apply when you first become eligible as the program is extremely competetive and most do not get in on their first try. Good luck.
  5. by   CRNA, DNSc
    That short of a time line is extremely rare for admission for CRNA program- it usually is much longer. Frequently, admission decision are made 6 to 9 months in advance of the start date. Good Luck:spin:
  6. by   smileyRn96
    let me give you my time line.
    -April transfered to ICU from ED to begin appl. process.
    -May began GRE prep class.
    -June took GRE and got ref. letters in order
    -August application complete to CRNA school, interview scheduled for Nov. (two step appl. 1st-Grad school and 2nd-CRNA program)
    -November Interviewed and accepted for Aug 08
    -Next 10 months to get ready, when the fun really begins
    -Smiley
  7. by   SmessenBSN
    Hi Smiley! I see your from Triangle NC. Congrats on getting into school? Where are you headed? I have interviews at Wake and Raleigh next week!
  8. by   smileyRn96
    Quote from SmessenBSN
    Hi Smiley! I see your from Triangle NC. Congrats on getting into school? Where are you headed? I have interviews at Wake and Raleigh next week!
    ThanksIf you goto RSNA you will be my classmate:spin: How did your interview go at Wake?? A few of the people in my interview session were headed there(Wake) next. Also, a few were coming out of Duke and ECU interviews. PM me if you want to discuss Raleigh.
    -Smiley

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