Absolutely, I agree it does seem as if some of the steps are a formality. As far as acceptance, *supposedly* they may be giving 3 weeks notice to those who are accepted. I do know that previously it was 1-2 weeks before it began but that ended up causing a lot of childcare/work arrangements for people who were accepted. I really hope that 3 weeks turns out to be true instead.
I certainly hope the TEAS and other GPA's play a great role in acceptance. I have heard from a few sources that of the 25 that start in either days or nights about half will fail out or fall behind! scary
! I finished my financial aid last week- seeing the final # I will owe after the full 17 months was scary. At first it didn't seem so bad..... the number on the graph they gave me was what I assumed to be the total amount I would be getting a loan for- but that was just the first "academic" years worth of stuff.
Have you heard about a program in Norfolk called Opportunity Inc? Apparently they will give you about $4,000 towards tuition and on top of that you would get 10% off your total tuition @ MCI. Basically $8,000 off! From what the financial aid lady told me you just go in to the Opp. Inc office in Norfolk 2 or 3 days for random workshops and then MCI gets the money. At the moment they are out of funding, but they told me to call back in July and check for an open spot.