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Drexel University ACE Spring 2011

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Hello all,

For those accepted and planning on attending, it looks like we need to either enroll or waive the student health insurance by Sept. 30th or else we are automatically charged. Does that apply to us? Also, it looks like we might be charged for 2 academic years. Since I won't be a student until March, I don't want to pay for coverage until then. I've e-mailed Drexel, but I'm waiting on a response. Does anyone have any info on that?

Much appreciated!

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

Have decided not to attend Drexel, after seeing my aid letter and potential loan borrowing it's going to be way too expensive :( ... I will try my luck (or my credentials, whatever walks the walk :D ) on a school more within my means, particularly a state university. Good luck everyone!

SoAnxious

Specializes in Mother/Baby.

Aww sorry to hear that Paco. Good luck! My financial aid award letter was embarrassing too. I have no clue how I'm going to pay for Drexel yet. I going to have a long talk with the financial aid office soon.

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

Aww sorry to hear that Paco. Good luck! My financial aid award letter was embarrassing too. I have no clue how I'm going to pay for Drexel yet. I going to have a long talk with the financial aid office soon.

Good luck, SoAnxious! I would have gone a step further to see what else I could have done but in the larger scheme of things it comes down to how much I would have had to borrow (I have enough out already with 2 prior degrees, more so because of my grad degree tho). The Drexel award letter was only for ONE semester. If I had to borrow that for a year I would have considered it but even then it would have been a stretch. A little bummed abourt turning Drexel down, but it was for the best. No doubt it's a good program, if only Powerball would have come through, LOL!

Did anyone else get an email confirming their change of major for the Spring Quarter? It doesn't say anything about what it was changed to.. I thought it was kinda weird

Just visited Philly this past week for the first time! I LOVED IT! I am so ecstatic!

Quick question, on my financial aid it states that the tuition is $19k??? I'm confused...........

That is the tuition for your first "year" so to speak. You have to re-fill out all of your paperwork/FASFA/etc each school year and each year you get a new financial aid letter.

thanks for the clarification, ardneth!

does anyone have any insight on housing? i'm thinking that i should sell my car, seems like more of a burden to keep in philly!

KnitWitch, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma.

I ended up turning down the Drexel program. I think I've really found a home in my little ADN nursing program. I think I'll get more bedside experience and more individual attention here than I will at Drexel which will make me the best nurse I can be in the long run.

Yes, the associates' nursing degree is kind of an anathema right now but between my ADN and the fact that I've already obtained a BA and am willing to move pretty much wherever to work I think I can make it work for myself. With the goal of getting into an ADN->BSN program paid by my future employer, of course! ;D

All of you entering in the spring, best of luck to all of you! :smiley_aa

elleNY

Specializes in CSICU/CTICU.

Hello,

Chiming in a little late here, but I just received my acceptance after being wait listed! I have also been accepted to MCPHS in MA and LIU in NY, and am waiting on Pace in NY and Binghamton in NY. I am going to visit Drexel next week and I'm pretty sure it's my number one choice! I too will be moving from Manhattan. Is Center City the place to look? Thanks!

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elleNY

Specializes in CSICU/CTICU.

Visiting the nursing dept @ Drexel for a tour this Tuesday Nov 2nd. If anyone has any questions they'd like me to ask, or things to look out for, please let me know!

I also got my acceptance letter about two weeks ago after being on the waitlist. I sent my deposit and working on the DANTES Ethics course. Looking forward to meeting you all that will attend the spring.

Where did everybody take their ethics class? That is the only one I have left to take. I took most of my pre-reqs at DCCC, but it doesn't seem like they are offering ethics in the Spring. I applied for Drexel entry for the Fall 2011 cohort.

Take the Dantes TEST to recieve credit by exam. The course is Ethics in America. I am taking it Friday. I gotta pass it to recieve my offical letter.

ElleNY please ask about paying for school, when should we visit the financial aid office, when does class officially start and when is tuition due. THanks

I got my provisional acceptance in September and start in Spring. I am very happy to have gotten in but I am still trying to figure out my loan. I just paid my matriculation fee. I went to financial aid already so if I can help anyone with information let me know.

:)

I got my provisional acceptance in September and start in Spring. I am very happy to have gotten in but I am still trying to figure out my loan. I just paid my matriculation fee. I went to financial aid already so if I can help anyone with information let me know.

:)

Congrats KM! I am trying to figure out my loan as well. I wanted to get a head start on that stuff, but askdrexel said not to apply for loans til early to mid February. That seems kinda late to apply though. Did financial aid have any options for lowering the cost?

Hello Everyone,

I’m currently four weeks away from finishing my first semester as Drexel Ace student. The best pieces of advice that I can give you is to stay organize, stay positive and don’t look too far ahead in the semester. A lot of people are stress because they are thinking about all the stuff that we had to do (which is a lot) at one time. I like to take it one week at a time. At the beginning of semester, I put of all the exams, quizzes and checkout dates into my calendar, so I will always know what is coming up but I don’t focus on everything at once. The program is a lot of work and some weeks go by faster than others but if you stay focus, stay caught up on your work, you will be successful. One more thing, do not compare yourself to the other students….not your skills or your grades. All you can do is your best and no you won’t always have the best grades. Some of the other students are feeling down because they feel like everyone is doing so much better than they are. When in reality, their grades might be around the same if not better. I decided to post because I remember how I used to read this site every day until I started the program and I just wanted to give you guys a few words of encouragement. I hope this helps and I wish you all the best!

Now back to the patho book, I go…….

~Ashley

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