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FAFSA often rewards full amount of tuition + living stipend. Be forewarned, you will likely pay about twice as much as your original tuition due to interest.

I know. But I don't really have much of an option right now.

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I'm thinking of applying for loans, I don't think that I'll get financial aid since it's my second undergrad

That's what I was thinking. I know the due for the Spring is January 4th. Have you applied to any loans yet?

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No I haven't. I will look into the loans this coming week

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To those who didn't get in, are any of you going to fight/appeal the decision?

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To those who didn't get in, are any of you going to fight/appeal the decision?

Excuse my ignorance, is this a common thing to do? Have people been successful doing so? I only ask because I've not heard of doing so, though I fully support the action should you feel it is the next course of action.

Good luck!

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I'm just curious because I've read on some programs that an appeal can be made regarding an admission decision...so therefore

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I'm just curious because I've read on some programs that an appeal can be made regarding an admission decision...so therefore

I did a little "research" (read: Googling) and what I found was that you can file for an appeal if:

1. There have been changes to your resume, scores, etc., or there are large, positive changes. So, any revisions that would change the rigor of your application, and

2. There is a clerical error in your application, such as a misprint on a transcript.

There were several reasons listed that were considered "unacceptable" for filing an appeal, including 1) feeling the decision is incorrect or unfair, 2) feeling like your grades were good enough, 3) you've gotten in to other, similar programs, 4) you know people who have gotten in and that have similar credentials as yourself, etc.,

Of course, every school is different, but these seemed to be the common theme that came across when I looked into it.

NYU in general (undergrad) does not really entertain appeals:

We do not have an appeal process of any kind and we cannot reconsider your application before May 1. If we are ultimately not able to offer you admission after May 1, you can certainly re-apply for admission as a transfer candidate to our campus in New York, should you matriculate elsewhere next fall, but we cannot reconsider your application until then and we cannot evaluate any new credentials or materials at this time.

 

The appeal processes I found for NYU involved current students and revolved around contesting grades, leaves of absences, dismissals, etc.,

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To those who didn't get in, are any of you going to fight/appeal the decision?

Not surprising, I did not get in after that long wait. I was a bit upset as most probably are. I felt I had a good GPA, and background resume work with the healthcare field. I did only have one LOR (I didn't realize I could send more.) I also was in the process of retaking anatomy 1, which currently shows a C- grade (it will be an A this semester.) Long story short I got a C- after being 1 of only 5 students left in that class (it started with 27) and the professor was reported for his poor teaching (poor grading breakdown, inappropriate language to students etc.) I'm not sure if NYU was aware or could see I was retaking the class. Do you think this would be a reason to appeal?

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I'm sorry to hear that you did not get in.

The undergrad school does not have an appeals process (according to more research and various posts about NYU undergrad hopefuls that also wanted to appeal). That doesn't mean that Rory Meyers wouldn't entertain such an attempt.

I would say you should contact the admissions office directly.

As for the reason to appeal - if you feel that is the next step, then go for it. I think anyone who is passionate about a given school, and feels as though their story wasn't heard, should always utilize all their options and resources. It wouldn't hurt to at least inquire, in my opinion.

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Not surprising, I did not get in. I was a bit upset as most probably are. I felt I had a good GPA, and background resume work with the healthcare field. I did only have one LOR (I didn't realize I could send more.) I also was in the process of retaking anatomy 1, which currently shows a C- grade (it will be an A this semester.) Long story short I got a C- after being 1 of only 5 students left in that class (it started with 27) and the professor was reported for his poor teaching (poor grading breakdown, inappropriate language to students etc.) I'm not sure if NYU was aware or could see I was retaking the class. Do you think this would be a reason to appeal?

To be honest the feedback I got from the admissions while waiting for my decision was inconsistent....I was getting different replies for the same questions and long wait times of no answer. Anyhow, I have graduate classes (pharmacology, patho, neuro, public health, clinical nutrition,etc.), close to 3 years healthcare experience under different providers, LOR from and MD, Pharm professor and NP. I'm shocked at the response I got and I seriously want to talk to someone face to face because they said I can reapply, but how is that useful if I don't know what was wrong with my app? please do let me know if you decide to do anything, because I think thats something to argue for. I also had one outstanding prereq (Developmental Psych) which is just finished at NYU this fall.

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To be honest the feedback I got from the admissions while waiting for my decision was inconsistent....I was getting different replies for the same questions and long wait times of no answer. Anyhow, I have graduate classes (pharmacology, patho, neuro, public health, clinical nutrition,etc.), close to 3 years healthcare experience under different providers, LOR from and MD, Pharm professor and NP. I'm shocked at the response I got and I seriously want to talk to someone face to face because they said I can reapply, but how is that useful if I don't know what was wrong with my app? please do let me know if you decide to do anything, because I think thats something to argue for. I also had one outstanding prereq (Developmental Psych) which is just finished at NYU this fall.

I'm just planning to send a quick email to the admissions officer who had sent me a prior email requesting a transcript. Nothing too formal. I just want to make sure that the outstanding prereq was the deal breaker, because I have seen that overlooked before for other applicants. I also received a lot of confusing responses when they asked for my transcripts over the last few weeks, also making me suspicious. I very much want to get into the program and felt I had a good overall application, but I do trust their decision and if this email doesn't turn up anything positive, I will continue on my way to other schools. Good luck to all the others who applied elsewhere, we all will find one way or another to become nurses!

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Hi all, I am considering NYU ABSN for admission in 2020 (as I have to take the prerequisite courses next year). I have a 2.87 gpa in math & econ (double major). If I do well in the prerequisites (as in A or A-, however I have already received a B in chem in my previous degree) how much of a chance do I have getting into NYU. I have plans of volunteering at a top hospital beginning in March or April 2019, taking 4 prerequisite courses in the summer and I plan on applying for the Spring 2020 priority deadline of Sept 15. So that would give me 6 months of volunteer experience and 4 prerequisite courses to go by other than my low 2.87 undergrad gpa. Below is my first draft of my personal statement that addresses their question of why nursing and why NYU. Of course it is forward looking so please critique as though i would be applying for spring 2020!

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Each year, approximately one in five adults in America experiences mental illness. Even though that amounts to about 43.8 million or 18.5% of the population, social stigma still exists. I never thought I would wake up in a psychiatric ward in the summer of 2015. When I was told that my diagnosis was bipolar disorder, I fell into denial. I refused medication and ended up being hospitalized multiple times within a three-year frame. While in the hospital, I began to think the worst of my condition - that I would never lead a normal, functioning life again. I became severely depressed.

One day, one patient told me that he was going to go to medical school upon discharge. I found this to be amazing since he was around sixty years of age and had been in the hospital over a year. Despite this, he was very passionate about medicine and borrowed textbooks from the staff about medicine, science and nursing. I shared some of the textbooks with him and found the material to be very interesting.

I was very moved by the other patients who were struggling with mental illness. It was always a cause I believed in, having worked with children with mental, emotional and behavioral disabilities prior to my first manic episode. The nurses spent more time with me than the doctors and had the greatest impact on my well-being. Seeing the help that the nurses were able to provide me and other patients inspired me to pursue nursing as a career. They all gave me great advice and encouraged my newfound passion in nursing. After discharge, I spent time recovering and going to therapy.

In the summer of 2019, I picked up the courage to enroll in the nursing prerequisite courses. Due to my determination and hard work, I was able to achieve an X GPA. NYU has always been a dream school for me. From the internationally-recognized faculty to the massive resources available to students, NYU has consistently been ranked as a top program for nursing. Both of my parents attended NYU, so when the rejection letter came in high school, I was crushed. I have worked very hard to achieve a high GPA in my prerequisite courses and I am excited about becoming a part of my family NYU legacy.

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Thank you very much for your time and help!!!!

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