The University of Texas at Arlington - page 4
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I was considering going through this university for my RN- BSN.... The school claims the program is only 13 months and 6,450 if all you need are your core nursing classes... If you need pre recs it's can still take you as little... Read More
- 1Mar 17, '11 by chucksterQuote from rangerwife0908I applied to the RN-BSN on-line program about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I can't comment on the clinical component of the program - there isn't one for RN-BSN.I am currently in the process of trying to get into the UTA Academic Partnership program. I submitted my application back in Feb. and still have not heard anything. I checked the student website and all it says is that my application is under review. How long does this process take? If I move from Texas to Georgia will I be able to complete the clinical portions? My husband is military which is why I am pursuing this program. I have a BS in Health Professions currently and as Associates Degree in R.T.....I am going for a BSN (2nd BS degree). Please let me know if anyone has info. on this program! Also....any advice on the HESI A2? I am taking it April 15.
As far as the application process, UT-A sent me an e-mail confirming that they received the application the next day and a few days later I received a snail mail with a student ID number and log on/temp PW for the school's computer network. A few days after that, an "enrollment specialist" phoned to confirm that I had gotten the UT-A info and tell me that I would hear back again as soon as all my transcripts were received (which should hopefully be by the middle of next week). Not sure if this is the process for the 2nd degree BSN program but I can tell you that it's much better than that used at the other school I applied to, Ohio U.
To date (over a month since I applied to OU and more than 3 weeks since I requested my transcripts), they still have not contacted me. I actually sent an e-mail to an enrollment counselor there but was unable to learn anything. Instead, I was told I'd be contacted when I've been accepted and then when the transcript evaluation is complete. You can read the details of my complaints on the "Ohio U RN-BSN Program" thread here in this folder. So by comparison, UT-A seems great.
My nursing school (CC) used a series of assessment exams from ATI (I think they developed the TEAS as well) rather than the HESI, so I can't comment on that either, I know it is a great cause of anxiety for many students but it's really only one more standardized test you have to take, so I say just do some prep for it, then don't worry. Just like the NCLEX, the overwhelming majority of students get through OK (though I think the HESI pass rates are a bit lower).
- 0Mar 17, '11 by ironfanI am also attempting to goto UTA. Seems like the cheapest route to go. The admissions process is 1000 times slower then any other college i have applied to. It is very disappointing. Sent transcripts over a week ago and they say they still havent arrived. Even snail mail doesnt take 7 days from South Carolina to Texas. Seems like a hassel compared to online universities that have accepted me off of unofficial transcripts and my current RN license.
- 0Mar 31, '11 by chucksterQuote from ironfanBy comparison to Ohio University, UT-A is a model of efficiency and communication. UT-A has been in touch with me by both snail and e-mail and I at least have confirmation that they received all of my transcripts and are in the process of evaluating them. I've heard nothing at all from OU and it's been over 2 months.I am also attempting to goto UTA. Seems like the cheapest route to go. The admissions process is 1000 times slower then any other college i have applied to. It is very disappointing. Sent transcripts over a week ago and they say they still havent arrived. Even snail mail doesnt take 7 days from South Carolina to Texas. Seems like a hassel compared to online universities that have accepted me off of unofficial transcripts and my current RN license.
- 0Mar 31, '11 by mtsteelhorseTrust me, UT-A is not slower than OU based on what I'm reading. Just ask the 'ol chuckster! I think their admissions process is bogged down by who knows what, but eventually you get the go ahead. It's frustrating at best but I think when you consider the cost savings and the qualitiy of their programs either will be a good fit.
- 0Apr 8, '11 by muslimrn2BI submitted my application a month ago for summer 2011. I got an email that all my transcripts were in, but I still haven't heard anything. I know that the summer program stats mid-May. But, I really need to know now if I got in. Does anyone know how long it takes to know if you got in or not. And, if I applied on time (the deadline was March 7) for the summer program will I hear from them in time.
- 0Apr 8, '11 by chucksterQuote from muslimrn2BI sent my application to UT-A in mid-March, hoping to be admitted for the start of the session on 23 May. For weeks now, the MyMav website has indicated that my transcripts were outstanding and that UT-A would not start to process myapplication until all were received. After checking with the enrollment advisor that was assigned to me, it turned out that of the 8 transcripts I requested, all were received. Unfortunately, there was an error on one transcript listing the wrong school (the transcript referenced the wrong branch campus of a school I attended and this appeared as an outstanding transcript). This is a significant issue since I can't produce the transcript (having never attended the school) and they won't accept my explanation. So, I've had to contact the school that originally made the error, get them to correct their transcript and then send that corrected transcript, along with a letter of explanation to UT-A. Keep in mind that none of this involved core courses (these were 2 calculus classes I'd taken while I was in the Army), but my application is on hold until this is resolved. In spite of all of this however, I'm supposedly still on track for an admissions decision for the semester beginning 23 May.I submitted my application a month ago for summer 2011. I got an email that all my transcripts were in, but I still haven't heard anything. I know that the summer program stats mid-May. But, I really need to know now if I got in. Does anyone know how long it takes to know if you got in or not. And, if I applied on time (the deadline was March 7) for the summer program will I hear from them in time.
As bad as this may seem, at least I've been able to contact people at UT-A, by phone and e-mail, to both identify the problem and find out what solution is needed. I applied to Ohio Univer in February and heard nothing at all from them - not even that they received my application. I finally was able to reach someone in admissions this past Weds and got told that they have a new system and would hear back from them possibly in late May but perhaps not until early June - more than 4 months after I sent my application and transcripts and right up against the 20 June start of the summer semester. So by comparison, UT-A looks great.
Hang in there.
- 0Apr 9, '11 by muslimrn2BYea I'm just really worried that I won't get a responce on time. I only have to take the 3 nursing prereqs (intro, patho, pharm), and I know that intro can't be taken w/ the two others. So, if I don't get in for summer this willl really throw me off. And, I not really sure how actual nursing school is going to work because the deadline for spring 2012 in June 1. Can I apply to the nursing school b/f I've taken the prereqs? This is all so stressful and frustrating! Also, what are the chances of being accepted?