Admitted George Washington ABSN Fall 2014

  1. Hello!! I just got my acceptance letter last week and I am soooo excited!!! I will be moving to Ashburn from Portland, OR. I am wondering if anyone has any housing plans or tips? The DC area is crazy expensive....I am just curious about future housing plans and/or best areas to live that are close to classes??
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  3. by   cycle22
    To those accepted- did they give you a timeframe by which you needed to submit your deposit? Trying to figure out how to strategize the timelines of various schools...

    Congrats to all!!!!
  4. by   kmdanku
    My letter said 4 weeks from the date it was mailed...yes, congrats!!!!!
  5. by   claritasd
    Congratulations, you guys! I'm still waiting to hear, even though I was told I would for sure hear by today at the latest. Ugh. Would you guys mind telling me if any financial aid info was included in your acceptance? I'm trying to decide if I should wait to hear from GWU or just accept the offer from Johns Hopkins. I got a returned Peace Corps volunteer scholarship from JHU, but it looks like it will still be more expensive than GWU is (at full price, at least), and GWU doesn't offer the returned PC volunteer scholarship for nursing students... I think Baltimore will probably be cheaper than Ashburn (especially since we might get away without a car in Baltimore but it looks like my husband will have to have one to get into DC from Ashburn).

    I'm just trying to get a feel for when they give Fin. Aid info and what to expect, so I can decide whether to keep waiting. I've also got prerequisites to drop (and hopefully get refunded) depending on which school I go to, and that deadline is coming up soon, too! Sigh.
  6. by   rt20
    Congrats! I was just accepted and I am very excited. I have lived in the DC area for awhile, and it is expensive in and immediately around the city. I am planning on moving to Reston because it will be about halfway between the school and my husband's job. Rent prices in that area are also much, much lower. Like anywhere, the further you are from the city, the more affordable it is, and if you dig enough, you can find really good deals anywhere. I'm pretty familiar with the area, so feel free to ask any questions you have. I look forward to meeting you this fall!
  7. by   cycle22
    Yay! I'm so excited for fall! I live in DC, so I will likely be commuting for class. Hoping to get accepted into the W2 program so that I can just bike to clinicals at WHC! I also have family that lives in Reston and plan to stay with them when I am short on time for class, which will probably most of the first semester If I didn't already have my life set up in DC, I'd probably move to Ashburn to be as close to the school as possible. I think you will find some affordable options in the area around the school.

    I'm excited to spend some time outside of the city- lot's of great hiking out there! If you have any other questions, let me know. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
  8. by   cycle22
    Also- anyone hear from Washington hospital center regarding interviews for the scholarship?
  9. by   DistantMountains
    No I didn't hear back yet on the scholarship thing, but GW said if they are interested in us, they'll send us an email to arrange an interview. Congrats to all, excited to meet you!
  10. by   kmdanku
    No, I haven't heard anything from the GW Squared program either...they told me it would be months before we heard...boo!!
  11. by   kmdanku
    Cycle22- I've heard that DC is a big biking city...I'm moving from Portland, OR and I am excited to hopefully be able to bike into the city...this is what I've heard?? Also good hiking - yay! I tried to send you a message but couldn't figure out how to haha...
  12. by   Gkarlholm
    Hi guys, I got accepted a little while ago and am wondering about housing too / wanting to get to know the other students! I'm moving from Seattle, WA. Hiking and biking in the area sounds great! I was thinking I would live close to campus in Ashburn but maybe I should look at other options for commuting and being close to potential clinical sites. I also applied for the W2 program.
  13. by   cycle22
    Quote from kmdanku
    Cycle22- I've heard that DC is a big biking city...I'm moving from Portland, OR and I am excited to hopefully be able to bike into the city...this is what I've heard?? Also good hiking - yay! I tried to send you a message but couldn't figure out how to haha...
    Yay! Just messaged you. Let me know if you dont get it.
  14. by   cycle22
    Gkarlholm - I just messaged you too.

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