Drexel ACE Fall 2012 - page 6

Hey guys... Just checking to see if any of you have applied for Drexel's ACE program for the Fall of 2012. I applied this past summer, and I know that they just began looking at applications October... Read More

  1. by   Shadaye
    Congrats to you cirroculumus! I think you can do it, you can get these pre-requisites ready on time to attend Drexel. I attended the last open house session and based on their explanation, the pre-requisite requirement can only be filled with general courses, not those that speak specific to a particular disciplines, for example, Ethics for Business Managers won't be appropriate for their ethics requirement except if it speaks to health. Otherwise, something like "introduction to ethics" would be fine, because it does not speak to any particular discipline. I hope you understand what I'm talking about.

    You may try EDUKAN, (www.edukan.org) they are online and they got a session 3 for the spring that you still have a chance of getting into. For example you may wish to do English 101 in spring 3 and do the English 102 in the summer, whatever you decide. I think this is an excellent opportunity for you, don't give up so fast.

    I am still waiting for word from Drexel and so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I applied late, so I guess my wait might be long, but I am really hoping to hear from them soon, they spoke about some vaccination that needs to be done within a 6 month period so I am hoping that they take that into consideration and try to respond to applicants soon.

    Do you care to share your stats, in terms of GPA etc.

    Good luck and try to get your pre reqs together, you've crossed the biggest obstacle.
  2. by   cirrocumulus
    you know what, all my stressing was for nothing!! the folks in transfer credit evaluation quickly responded to an email i sent to them with descriptions of course i thought met/exceeded the prereqs, and then amended my transfer credit evaluation to reflect that i completed them. i was honestly surprised!

    as for your question about stats, shadaye, i've worked really hard to earn a very good gpa, i won't lie about that, but i was worried about not having any field experience compared to other applicants (especially because my undergrad degree is in the arts!). for those reasons i wanted to give the admissions committee enough information to trust that i really am passionate about nursing, so even though drexel didn't require recommendations, i sent two (got them for my other apps anyway), and i wrote the personal statement in the app even though it was also not required.

    regarding the vaccine, it is likely hep B, which most hospitals require, and if nursing school (drexel or elsewhere) is your next step, i would get started on that vaccination. from the cdc: "The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first." it is a pretty common vaccine, i know i had it in middle school, so you may not even need to worry, but it does need to be administered with a 6 month timetable. so best of luck shadaye! i think just being genuine & hard working does shine through, so i'm crossing my fingers for you!
  3. by   Shadaye
    Cirroculumus that's great! Glad you got it all worked out with your pre reqs. My stats are not bad either, I have been a hard worker and a serious student. I hope they do not really place too much emphasis on experience in the field because I also have none. I think since the program is for persons with a first degree they would expect applicants from all backgrounds...I do hope.

    The wait is always a bit difficult....but I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed too...thanks and best of luck....hope to see you in the Fall.
  4. by   jmilo77
    hi everyone,

    i'm hoping to apply to drexel's ace program for fall 2013 and just applied to ccp to take my prereqs. i was wondering if anyone knows of the course equivalency between ccp and drexel. i contacted drexel and they did not seem to know this information and directed me to ccp but the academic adviser at ccp would not give me much information since i have not registered for the courses yet. if anyone has taken their prereqs at ccp and know which courses will fill drexel's courses, i'd very much appreciate it!! below are the prereqs i will need to complete at ccp:

    chemistry with lab (4 creds) - chem 101?
    a&p i with lab (4 creds)-
    a&p ii with lab (4 creds)
    microbio with lab (4 creds)
    ethics (3 creds)
    computer applications/public speaking/communication elective (3 creds)-- cis 103?
    human nutrition (3 creds)
  5. by   Motivated14
    Hi Everyone,

    I found out yesterday afternoon that I was accepted to Drexel's ACE Fall '12 program!! I'm extremely excited and can't wait to start. I was wondering if anyone know the exact start date of the program, as I have yet to receive the official letter in the mail!

  6. by   minniemickey23
    hi guys!
    just got the news yesterday that i was accepted for the ACE Fall 2012 program! I am so excited as it is the first school I heard back from! I would love to go here but the cost is absolutley outrageous, and i have previous loans from grad and undergrad already. congrats to everyone whose going in the fall!
  7. by   lisa984
    I just found out that I got in this week! I'm so excited. I applied in late October. A friend of mine went through the ACE program and said "It is the best 11 months that you will never want to repeat again!" I know it will be a lot of hard work but to get a BSN in a little less than a year is amazing. I also have a friend who works at HUP and said that some of her coworkers went through ACE and loved it.

    I have all my prereqs done except Intro to Stat and Medical Ethics. I'm taking both now online at MCCC. My stats are undergrad gpa is 3.75 and prereq gpa is 3.5.

    I'm looking forward to meeting and talking with everyone!


    Quote from angelina726
    Hey guys... Just checking to see if any of you have applied for Drexel's ACE program for the Fall of 2012. I applied this past summer, and I know that they just began looking at applications October 15th!

    Has anyone checked the portal and seen a change in their status?
  8. by   sheenaw446
    Hello, I was accepted into the BSN program as a transfer student for Fall 2012. I have paid my deposit. Does any one know what the next steps are and supplies needed and when i can enroll
  9. by   John415
    Hey guys, I just found out today that I've been accepted to the Drexel's ACE program for this fall!! When is the deadline for confirmation/enrollment? Also, I still haven't taken ethics which is one of the pre-reqs and they didn't mention it on the online acceptance notification will I still need to take it?
    Last edit by John415 on Mar 5, '12
  10. by   laurn109
    Hey everyone, I just applied to the program and was wondering (if you don't mind me asking!) what your GPA was for those who have already been accepted... I'm nervous and have above a 3.0 but everything is so competitive! Thanks!
  11. by   melissamay
    Hey everyone,

    I have been accepted to Drexel's ACE program Fall 2012. I have yet to be able to make it to an info session and I have some basic questions if anyone who has attended an info session could answer.
    2. Do we need to sign up for classes? when by? how?
    3. i read something about a PDA online, do we buy those or does the school provide?
    4. When is tuition due?
    5. What do we need to prepare for the program? (scrubs/books/etc)

    ANY good information from the info sessions is greatly appreciated... I'm really stressing out.
  12. by   minniemickey23
    You have 60 days from the date of your acceptance letter to send in a deposit. (at least that's what my acceptance letter said!)

    I think we start in September ... like the second or third week! The academic calendar was tricky to find online.

    I called admissions and the next information session is April 24th...bummer but I'm going to go anyway because more information is always better! The Drexel ACE students at the hospital I work at currently scare the living crap out of me when they talk about the program...plus the cost...which is why I haven't made a decision yet.

    But still...exciting!!!!!
  13. by   lindsaygags
    I found out yesterday that I was accepted! I applied in January, although very late. I have a 3.4 undergrad GPA and a 3.32 in the prerequisite classes (I took all of them with the exception of Computer applications/public speaking/communication elective). I was freaking out that I wouldn't get in anywhere so figured I would put that for anyone also worrying