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Anyone else apply to UTMB? Just wondering if anyone else it out there waiting in agony?... Read More

  1. by   moncj66
    yay! im happy 4 ya'll. I guess i should bug them everyday as well, maybe that helps!
  2. by   DMDTX
    Congratulations Jezziemis!

    On a side note, does anyone know if UTMB considers pluses and minuses when determining your GPA?

    I am hoping they do not b/c it will lower my GPA. I've done all my prereqs at UH and they use the +/- system while several other Texas universities do not. I hope UTMB's SON has a standardized procedure when calculating GPA's from different colleges and universities. It's only fair that way. I know for a fact that their medical school does not use the +/- system.
    Last edit by DMDTX on May 23, '07
  3. by   Dramaangel621
    would they send out letters to people who they havent recieved a final transcript from? on my status is still says "transcript is incomplete" because i was still going to school, but i got my transcript sent over there
  4. by   AggieQT
    I got accepted, and my online status still says "transcript is imcomplete" as well. Now when they made their decision they saw that I had only 2 classes left on the prereqs and that I was taking them this spring and I didnt have anymore classes in the summer. Im not sure if this factors in heavily or not.

    As for the GPA +- thing. I am pretty sure they don't. I spoke with the preadmissions advisor way back when and she said they don't. She also said they take the highest grade you received in a class, meaning they replace grades and don't average them (which is a good thing for many people). But if you think about it, it would be unfair to use +/- on people from say UofH when not many schools use that system. I would think to be fair, an A is a 4.0, a B is a 3.0 and so on.
  5. by   Dramaangel621
    ok thats the same case for me, i was taking the classes that i still needed this semester.

    No letter today, we shall wait till tomorrow and hopefully the mailman will be my best friend
  6. by   nicdem
    I found out some good news for students starting UTMB SON this Fall!!! If you don't already have your CNA cert., don't worry about it. I talked to the nursing dept. this morning and they said they are offering the CNA cert during the fall semester. That's great news for people like me, I was going to have to pay like $500 for a CNA class ( for 1 month, everyday, 4 hours). I don't know about you, but I have better things to do with my time and money!!!!
  7. by   moncj66
    How long did yall wait until u got a letter from UTMB. Im talking about to know ur status and if they got all the transcripts and stuff.
  8. by   Dramaangel621
    I think my letter showed up not even a week later after i submitted everything. They give you the P# so you can check everything online
  9. by   AggieQT
    To those of you in the Houston area... go check your mail boxes. I got my letter and packet in the mail today!!!!
  10. by   RocketsSON
    packet for the orientation? or what im still waiting for my packet to inform me about the orientation =P
  11. by   AggieQT
    no, the next wave of acceptance letters were mailed earlier this week. There is a bunch of info on the orientation on the website. There is a detailed itenerary over last years orientation that gives you a good idea of what to expect. but my post was to those who are still waiting for acceptance.
  12. by   Dramaangel621
    i got my acceptance letter yesterday for the BSN program!!!!!
  13. by   AggieQT
    CONGRATS!!!!! I guess we will be classmates!!!

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