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Anyone applying to Simmons College Direct Entry MSN Program 2012?

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Is there anyone out there applying to the direct entry MSN program at Simmons? I will be attending the program beginning this summer (2012). I went to Simmons for my undergrad, so I've been living in Boston for 6 years and am well-aquainted with the area. I currently live in Brighton (about a 15 minute drive from the campus). I would love to talk to anyone applying to the program!!!!

Chantelle

chantelle.lamountain@gmail.com

Is there anyone out there applying to the direct entry MSN program at Simmons? I will be attending the program beginning this summer (2012). I went to Simmons for my undergrad, so I've been living in Boston for 6 years and am well-aquainted with the area. I currently live in Brighton (about a 15 minute drive from the campus). I would love to talk to anyone applying to the program!!!!

Chantelle

chantelle.lamountain@gmail.com

I applied to the 18 month Dix Scholars BSN program for second bachelors at Simmons. It starts in the Summer, so I am hoping to hear my admission results soon! :)

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

Is there anyone out there applying to the direct entry MSN program at Simmons? I will be attending the program beginning this summer (2012). I went to Simmons for my undergrad, so I've been living in Boston for 6 years and am well-aquainted with the area. I currently live in Brighton (about a 15 minute drive from the campus). I would love to talk to anyone applying to the program!!!!Chantellechantelle.lamountain@gmail.com
Congrats. If you have any questions about the program, let me know. I am a second year DE student.

I'm applying to the Simmons Direct Entry MSN beginning this summer! I'm actually going to the info session tonight!

I've already applied to MGH, and I'm applying to Northeastern and UMASS in Worcester. Fortunately the Simmons deadline isn't until Feb 1, so I still have some time to fix up my essay.

The annoying thing about Simmons is they have crazy Chem requirements it seems! I'm gonna have to apply w/ chem outstanding, cause all I've taken is an intro to inorganic chem, and I don't even think THAT will count for their inorganic chem requirement.

I'm applying to the Simmons Direct Entry MSN beginning this summer! I'm actually going to the info session tonight!

I've already applied to MGH, and I'm applying to Northeastern and UMASS in Worcester. Fortunately the Simmons deadline isn't until Feb 1, so I still have some time to fix up my essay.

The annoying thing about Simmons is they have crazy Chem requirements it seems! I'm gonna have to apply w/ chem outstanding, cause all I've taken is an intro to inorganic chem, and I don't even think THAT will count for their inorganic chem requirement.

How was the info session???

halebale,

I would also love to hear about the info session!

FYI, I talked to someone in the admissions office and they said that 2 semesters of general chemistry would cover the organic and inorganic chem requirements.

wpolorocker,

I'm glad that the admissions office said two semesters of gen chem would suffice. It's sort of strange actually; Simmons doesn't offer a "gen chem II". As an undergrad you take gen chem and orgo I as a freshman, Orgo II and QA as a sophomore. When I was applying to other schools I was worried I would have to take an actual gen chem II if the orgo didn't count as a second semester of chemistry. Have you heard from any schools yet? Do you have a first choice? Best of luck!!!

Chantelle

I have heard back from some schools. Penn was my first choice and I was rejected, but I got into Marquette, which was one of my top choices. I put in my deposit there already. :)

Oh jeez I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to this thread. The info session was fine! A lot of information, mostly what is already on the internet, but they waive the application fee if you attended. I haven't heard anything yet from Simmons. I had an interview w/ Northeastern last Friday, but haven't heard anything from 2 other schools.

Has anybody heard back from Simmons? I received an email that my application wasn't yet complete, and I needed to submit 2 more transcripts. I've been waiting on getting those so I can send them into the program. They said they will close all incomplete files on Monday 3/19. So my guess is after that date decisions will soon be sent out.

Last year Simmons sent out the decisions in three waves. I guess there were over 300 applications so they just randomly divided the applications into three stacks and sent out the decisions that way. I got my financial aid award package in the mail three days ago, and to be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed/ confused. Is the program really going to cost $82,042 for the first year? I'm kind of confused where this number is coming from--- when I did out the cost/ credit ($1,164) x the number of credits for the first year (35) I got $40,740. Where is this "NEED: $82,042" number coming from!? I don't need on campus housing.

-Chantelle

Yes, I heard today that I was accepted. I won't be going though, I have already accepted Marquette's offer. Good luck to you who are waiting!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

Last year Simmons sent out the decisions in three waves. I guess there were over 300 applications so they just randomly divided the applications into three stacks and sent out the decisions that way. I got my financial aid award package in the mail three days ago, and to be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed/ confused. Is the program really going to cost $82,042 for the first year? I'm kind of confused where this number is coming from--- when I did out the cost/ credit ($1,164) x the number of credits for the first year (35) I got $40,740. Where is this "NEED: $82,042" number coming from!? I don't need on campus housing.

-Chantelle

The "need" number should be your school plus cost of living so you can draw loans out for living if needed.

I can give you some tips about things to consider with loans etc. Send me a message.

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@wpolorocker, congrats on your acceptance! I finally got my other transcripts in, so now I'm just waiting to hear. Good luck at Marquette!

Has anyone heard from Simmons yet regarding a time frame for the admission decisions? I'm trying hard to wait patiently, but I'm starting to get antsy!

wpolorocker and TillyLaces, did you apply to regular decision direct entry-- the Feb 1, 2012 deadline? Im just wondering because I havent heard anything yet! Hope to hear soon, the wait is killing me~ Congrats to you guys already accepted!

Does anyone know if interviews are part of the admissions process? When I was deciding on which program to apply to, I went to the Dix scholar's accelerated BSN info session, and they said there is an "optional" phone interview you can do that has no bearing on your application status. I don't remember them mentioning anything about interviews at the info session for the direct entry, though. I kinda hope there isn't because I have been a nervous wreck recently waiting to hear back from all the schools I applied to! I don't think I would come across as "sane" at this point. =)

Hi,Yes, I applied regular decision. No, there is no interview. I spoke to someone on the phone today and she said they were planning to send out the rest of the letters next week. There was something weird that happened with my application and so I knew I had been accepted earlier. Basically they had to call me because one of my professors had not responded to an email they had sent, so I had to get in touch with him so they could guarantee that I met all of the requirements. However, I declined since I have already accepted at Marquette. Good luck to everyone still waiting!