UTMB Fall 2013 - page 9

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hello! I searched the site and seen no one made a topic about the people trying to enter in Fall 2013 so here is it :up: I am applying to UTMB for Fall 2013. I've written my personal statement and filled in the application. Now... Read More


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    Thanks for the response! I found it after I made the comment, I sent it to UTMB! Congrats on your mystar info! I cannot wait to get mine! How long did it take after your supplemental application was sent? Do they wait until you mail the form to them or do they go off the electronic submission? Again sorry if these questions were all ready answered. I am so nervous, I sent in my transcript before two of my classes were over because I didn't want to wait until the end of the semester and it be too late, so I had the bare minimum number of credits to apply. NCAS has since received my updated transcript, but I am afraid its too late and UTMB wont see those extra classes! Keeping my fingers crossed though!
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    @Rmegster-- Do you happen to know what the lowest Teas score that UTMB has accepted within the last applicant pool? I'm so very nervous, as my Teas score was low and I feel it may affect my chances at getting in. I have already sent everything into Nursing Cas and I'm praying my personal statement stands out! I too will just have to wait and see I suppose. Any insight or opinions will be GREATLY appreciated
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    Applying to nursing schools has been the worst! I have a bachelors already (anthropology), so I'm applying to UTMB's accelerated BSN program [as well as UTHSC (first choice), TWU, UTA, TA&M corpus].

    I had no idea until I stumbled upon this thread that they changed the deadline! Because I'm applying to so many schools I made a spreadsheet back in the summer with schools, deadlines, requirements, etc trying to keep it all straight, and it still says "NOV FIFTEENTH" so of course I rushed to take my exams in October and submit everything by then. I did the supplemental around the end of november. These early deadlines were driving me crazy because I took A&P II, micro, nutrition, stats and med term just this last fall, so I though I'd do all this work and they wouldn't even see the grades. ...well I was wrong. I just sent an updated transcript with this fall's grades (4 A's and 1 lousy B) to them electronically tonight... just because.

    I got an email today scheduling an interview for the 24th. I guess that's good and I guess that means that I submitted enough. I wish I knew if this interview is just another step in the application process or a sign that I have a good chance so long as I don't blow it. I thought about making an appointment with an adviser the same day, as galveston is 2 hours away, but it seems kind of worthless, because if she tells me I need another class, when would I take it?

    Does anyone know the day that classes start? All I can find is "May" but my online texas government class at lonestar ends on may 12th - Issue?

    When I wrote my statement, at first I couldn't find a prompt anywhere, so I actually emailed an adviser and asked what she wanted - her response was unhelpful. Something like, "our requirements are online" so I just wrote what I thought a school would want to know and finally found the terms tonight and luckily I think I met the requirements.

    I'm constantly paranoid that I'm missing some vital document or deadline for some school.

    My GPA from my first degree was ok - 3.3 or something, but I wasn't planning on going back to school, so I had no motivation to strive for all A's, just do generally well. I've taken 29 hours of science preereqs this summer/fall to apply for summer/fall 2013 programs and made all A's and 1 B.

    I don't like to make lame excuses but the TEAS was not a good experience. I had to drive clear across Houston in the awful morning traffic, and because of construction was actually a few minutes late - didn't think they would let me in, but security was MUCH more lax than at the HESI. I had to finish in like half the time too because USCIS decided to schedule my husbands Immigration interview (he's australian)the same day on the other side of Houston at noon and we only have the one car (he waited outside while I took the test).

    I ended up doing OK anyway: 88 overall score, 98th percentile for nation.

    I don't usually test well, so I'm not really sure what happened.... but can't complain.

    I'm posting this because this is the stuff I wan't to know from other applicants.

    Has anyone done an interview or know what to expect? I have absolutely no medical background so I'm worried that will work against me.

    Thanks!
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    Just found the SUMMER 2013 board and re-posted there. Thought about deleting above post, but left it if anyone's interested.

    :3
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    Quote from Meganrv
    @Rmegster-- Do you happen to know what the lowest Teas score that UTMB has accepted within the last applicant pool? I'm so very nervous, as my Teas score was low and I feel it may affect my chances at getting in. I have already sent everything into Nursing Cas and I'm praying my personal statement stands out! I too will just have to wait and see I suppose. Any insight or opinions will be GREATLY appreciated

    Utmb never gives out their 'lowest teas score' that they accept each semester. They will only tell you what is considered passing.

    From what I've heard from my fellow students, teas scores were very variable anywhere from 60s to 90s. They look at the whole application and use a formula to rank each piece.

    I know that probably doesn't ease your mind at all. I wish I had a better answer for you
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    Quote from Kittybitties
    Applying to nursing schools has been the worst! I have a bachelors already (anthropology), so I'm applying to UTMB's accelerated BSN program [as well as UTHSC (first choice), TWU, UTA, TA&M corpus].



    Has anyone done an interview or know what to expect? I have absolutely no medical background so I'm worried that will work against me.

    Thanks!
    Interviews are a good thing. It means they want to know more about you. Don't be scared. Medical experience is not the entire focus of the interview. They want to see your communication skills and learn more about why you want to become a nurse. They could ask you some situational "what would you do if" type questions or ask for a writing sample. Make sure to bring questions for them too!
    I really enjoyed my interview and I tell everyone that it is ultimately the reason I chose UTMB. I loved what I heard from the interviewer about the school and its faculty.

    UTMB used to interview the majority of its qualified applicants, but starting this last semester, they only interview a small portion, so please don't stress about not being interviewed, it does not mean you're not getting accepted!
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    So will all of the correspondence from UTMB will come through the mail? Do they do anything by email? (I'm not very good at checking my "snail mail". I guess I'd better start! )
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    Quote from kizzy04
    So will all of the correspondence from UTMB will come through the mail? Do they do anything by email? (I'm not very good at checking my "snail mail". I guess I'd better start! )
    Mystar typically changes first (hooray for instant gratification!), then an email, and then you will receive an official letter via snail mail. On occasion, students got a letter in the mail before mystar changed for them.

    Also- don't give up hope if people on this board have mystar changes or get their letter before you! When I was applying I was accepted two weeks after the first set of students and even more people were accepted after that. As for being waitlisted...there are a LOT of students in my class who were accepted right before orientation or even during the orientation who are now thriving in nursing school!
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    @Rmegster Thank you for your insight. I hope it all works out! I still haven't received anything via mail or email. However I will keep my hopes up!

    @Kittybitties - Did you receive a interview request from UTMB or UTHSC?
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    Will they accept general biology as your science elective?


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