UTA Spring 2013 - page 46

by tnuh

Hello everyone! Just wanted to start this thread for anyone planning on attending UTA's nursing program in the Spring of 2013..... I am working on the last of my pre-reqs right now at TCC, but I plan on attending UTA this fall... Read More


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    I signed mine and faxed it in the next day and haven't heard anything either. I am hoping since yesterday was the final day to accept, that things will start moving from here, but who knows. I still feel like everything is on hold. It's just frustrating.
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    Quote from lharvick
    So who all turned in their waitlisted acceptance letter? Has anyone talk to their counselor these last couple of weeks about when calls from the waitlist will start?
    I met with my advisor at the end of October and honestly, she was not helpful at all! I had a lot of questions about the ranking process and if certain considerations/criteria was ranked higher than others - I just got really vague answers....She kept telling me that the waitlist is a good place to be, while I'm thinking, uh no it's not because this is my 2nd time on the waitlist and nothing came of it the first time! I knew for a fact that there were people with lower GPA's and less considerations that were accepted and it's frustrating that UTA can't provide a better explanation. I was told that people must be lying to me - why would anyone lie to make their GPA lower.....UGH! I also asked about how many people applied from Parkland overall and she said that she didn't have that information - I find that hold to believe since I have heard on this site that the hospital liaison has provided that info to students.

    I too feel like my life is on hold. I am working on also applying to Baylor - of course it's more expensive....also there are additional pre-reqs required that I haven't taken, not to mention I have to retake the HESI since UTA didn't require the Chem/A&P portion. My advisor did say that since the responses were due by November 5th, they would start calling people on the waitlist the following week. Oh...I also learned that the Parkland and Children's spots are combined, so there is a total of 10 for both facilities - this is not what I was told when I applied the first time. This whole process is very frustrating and I hate to sound bitter, but I feel the pain of everyone that is just stuck WAITING!! Hopefully we will here something about the waitlist soon....Trying to stay positive
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    Quote from homeschoolmom3
    Hello everyone!

    I just moved here from NC and am looking at the UTA AP Program. Now, I have many of the pre reqs done. So these 8 week courses... How does the school do these? Obviously online... How many at a time? How long would I be looking to get these done? THANKS!!
    Along with INTRO PHARM AND PATH
    POL 2311
    HIS 1311
    HIS 1312
    POL 2312
    ART 1301
    It really depends on how aggressive you are in getting them done! Also, there are 5 or 6 week (can't remember which) History and Political Science classes through Dallas County Community College and they are online. You could probably do the Art class there too - it is an advantage to take the most hours you can at UTA, but if you are looking to move fast and spend less $$ than DCCCD might be the best option. I was able to take 2-3 pre-reqs at a time this way and work full time (I don't have kids, so I could really focus - I think it all has to do with how you map it out based on the application deadline you are trying to make. You would have to look at when classes are offered (they are not offered every registration period at UTA, but are at DCCCD) and determine if could finish by the start of the program. Good luck!
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    Quote from mphillips
    I met with my advisor at the end of October and honestly, she was not helpful at all! I had a lot of questions about the ranking process and if certain considerations/criteria was ranked higher than others - I just got really vague answers....She kept telling me that the waitlist is a good place to be, while I'm thinking, uh no it's not because this is my 2nd time on the waitlist and nothing came of it the first time! I knew for a fact that there were people with lower GPA's and less considerations that were accepted and it's frustrating that UTA can't provide a better explanation. I was told that people must be lying to me - why would anyone lie to make their GPA lower.....UGH! I also asked about how many people applied from Parkland overall and she said that she didn't have that information - I find that hold to believe since I have heard on this site that the hospital liaison has provided that info to students.

    I too feel like my life is on hold. I am working on also applying to Baylor - of course it's more expensive....also there are additional pre-reqs required that I haven't taken, not to mention I have to retake the HESI since UTA didn't require the Chem/A&P portion. My advisor did say that since the responses were due by November 5th, they would start calling people on the waitlist the following week. Oh...I also learned that the Parkland and Children's spots are combined, so there is a total of 10 for both facilities - this is not what I was told when I applied the first time. This whole process is very frustrating and I hate to sound bitter, but I feel the pain of everyone that is just stuck WAITING!! Hopefully we will here something about the waitlist soon....Trying to stay positive
    MPhillips I feel your pain for sure - I also got alot of conflicting information from two seperate advisors (they switched me mid way) - it just doesn't seem like it should be this hard to understand the process - seems like it should be fairly clear to students what and who will be considered - I don't feel like it is though. And I agree with you that why would someone be dishonest about having a LOWER GPA and yet getting in than a higher GPA not getting in - that makes no sense. My other frustration is those people who have a "job" at a hospital - it could be anything - as a janitor - absolutely no relevant work experience but they get a priority because of an employer code - but yet someone like me with years of experience who has chosen to focus on school, so am not working right now - is not considered because of "no code" - I have a hard time with that - I know it's the "rule" but still hard to swallow that they don't even talk to people or allow a resume' of any kind to see what your real life experience has been - so you could have been a UTA student without any relevant work experience, have a horrible attitude, and be a janitor at a hospital and get in over someone who has been in the field for years, passionate, eager, willing, able - and be on waitlist - ~ just makes no sense to me at all! But, I'm waiting..........and waiting......... and if I get that call - I'll jump at it LOL
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    I'm new to the thread. Waitlisted for the online program, spring 2013. My second time to apply. I got called off the fall waitlist to start clincials this semester but couldn't because of a family death. It does get frustrating waiting, but try to stay encouraged and motivated everybody. Don't give up. Occupy. If it is God's plan, it will happen. Until then; God, family, friends, love, peace. Those are most important. If it doesn't happen, then there's something bigger. Later you'll understand and be glad for this time in your life and the challenge. Peace...
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    Hi Nursedeed - Welcome! For those of us that are waitlisted, can you tell us by chance when you got called off the fall waitlist? We are all just sitting here waiting as patiently as we can, but many of us have no idea when or where or what is going on.

    I continue to try to remind myself that if I don't get called off the list, then God does have something else I am supposed to do, but it's hard when we've been working so hard up until now.

    I'm sorry to hear about the death in your family, though. That is never an easy time.
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    @Ena1203 I was accepted to UTA on-campus and waitlisted for AP. I was also accepted to TCC and ended up going that route. Hard to believe I turned down a university for a community college but I did. The scheduling was just too intense for the on-campus program with my 2 kids. I will do the RN-BSN program online after I graduate. Nearly all my prereq's were from TCC (minus the nursing specific pre-reqs UTA requires...I took those at UTA) and I also have a 4.0 overall. So you can definitely get in to the on-campus program with that. I had no considerations. Hope that gives you some hope!!!
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    Quote from Nursedeed
    I'm new to the thread. Waitlisted for the online program, spring 2013. My second time to apply. I got called off the fall waitlist to start clincials this semester but couldn't because of a family death. It does get frustrating waiting, but try to stay encouraged and motivated everybody. Don't give up. Occupy. If it is God's plan, it will happen. Until then; God, family, friends, love, peace. Those are most important. If it doesn't happen, then there's something bigger. Later you'll understand and be glad for this time in your life and the challenge. Peace...
    @Nursedeed - Are you partnered, if so, with which facility? I am sorry to hear about the death in your family.
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    Quote from Nursedeed
    I'm new to the thread. Waitlisted for the online program, spring 2013. My second time to apply. I got called off the fall waitlist to start clincials this semester but couldn't because of a family death. It does get frustrating waiting, but try to stay encouraged and motivated everybody. Don't give up. Occupy. If it is God's plan, it will happen. Until then; God, family, friends, love, peace. Those are most important. If it doesn't happen, then there's something bigger. Later you'll understand and be glad for this time in your life and the challenge. Peace...
    Welcome Nursedeed! And thank you for the words of encouragement!

    I agree ~ could you please tell us when you got called from the fall waitlist - we are all so anxious for that call as well! What a shame that you had to miss that opportunity, but family always does come first!
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    Hi MelTX2012, I got called in July..about mid month. I definitely understand how hard the wait is. My advice...engage in something distracting while you wait...like buy a good book -- a novel, NOT a nursing book lol


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