Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 14

Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and I'm waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the... Read More

  1. by   GaMommy81
    I checked my status for Spring 2010 and it says that my application is on hold, but it also says that I am not missing any information. Can anyone tell me what this means? Thank you!
  2. by   Jen2Sul
    Have you called them?
  3. by   GaMommy81
    I just noticed it on Friday. I am going to call them today.
  4. by   nanagose
    Quote from curiosity123
    Hi - I know I have to wait to hear back , but I am wondering what the experiences have been with how easily Drexel accepted courses you had taken for the prerequisities? I have been reading the boards and I had not read complaints that Drexel was overly picky. Did you find that Drexel generally accepted most of the courses you had already taken if they were similar to the description. For example, I have an English Course- Advanced Writing and assume it would count for English Composition or that a business and marketing communications course would count for the communication course?
    This thread is now huge! But I don't think anyone has answered you yet. In my first degree, I tested out of "English 101" and ended up taking a couple of upper level English classes... "Historical Fiction," stuff like that. Not sure exactly which they picked to use as my prereq, but it went through just fine. I think they accepted a performance class for my communication course. Especially with the non-science stuff, I don't think they are too picky. My first school was on the quarter system, and I was convinced that Drexel would try and fight me on the quarter->semester conversions, but they didn't.
  5. by   nursingyogi
    Hi Everyone! I've recently been accepted in Drexel's Spring 2010 cohort, and am most likely going to attend this program. I went to Drexel for Undergrad, and it's actually my #1 choice for an Accelerated BSN because of the start date (I'll be finishing my pre-reqs in this December 2009), length and location (I have found that I prefer a city, I can not do country). I'm overjoyed about this letter because I didn't plan on being able to get into Drexel since I didn't apply until Oct 2009 (because I thought I've had enough with Philly, but now decided I'm not ready to move West until I have my RN), and I know many of you applied April 2009. Now, I'm a research maniac about their program via this websites, the FB page, etc so I can decide if (again) DU is right for me. Chances are if they hook me up whatsoever with scholarship/financial aid (especially since I've already graduated once from there!), it'll seal this deal and I'll see you all in the Spring.

    Since I've read most of this feed, and its some accepted, some who have applied, and some with just general questions about Drexels ACE; does anyone think I should start a new thread for those who have been accepted for Spring 2010? Then we can start sharing information about books, advice, housing and the like. I always was planning on creating a facebook group, because I see how much Fall 2009 is using theirs (you can join this group on FB, even though we're not in that cohort- especially to buy books from people that are 6 months ahead of us). I feel as if I've researched a lot of ACE details, and would like to share and also recieve information from other soon to be students of Spring 2010. Let me know! Also, this is my first message on allnurses. Last, I absolutely can't wait to be a nurse
  6. by   MWheels
    Hey...I think it would be a great idea to start a facebook group for accepted students! I will be attending Drexel starting in March and would love to get to know everyone and be able to discuss info on books, classes, etc.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
  7. by   KKS87
    Hi everyone! I'm also starting the ACE-BSN program in March 2010!! Is anyone planning to live in Stiles apartments? It seems like everyone is either commuting or renting a place near by. anyone planing to live at Stiles please contact me (krinas4@gmail.com). I think making a facebook group is a great idea!

    Very excited to start the program and meet all of you!!
  8. by   Stuck11
    I have now taken the exit HESI four times as well and have received above a 900 each time with conversion scores of 85 mid, 84 high and my last two scores were 86.02 and 86.4. I cannot begin to tell you how frustrated I am. I do not know where to go from here either. It is extremely difficult for me to try and come up with another 3 grand not knowing if I will ever even get my degree in the end. You mention class action lawsuits, are they against Drexel? Something needs to be done in this situation. It is far from fair.
  9. by   nursingyogi
    Please join the facebook group!

    In the facebook search, simply write Drexel ACE Program Spring 2010, and the group should pop up! Let me know if you have any problems and I can try to manually invite you!
  10. by   curiosity123
    Stuck 11,
    I am so sorry to hear of your struggle.

    So are you not allowed to graduate from the program, that is your diploma is held even though you are hundredths of a point from the "magic" 87/950 on the exit HESI? That does seem grossly unfair since, from what I have read, most schools require an 850 exit HESI, if they have any requirement. It is completely illogical to believe you are that much less likely to pass the boards because your score is 0.06 points lower?
    Is there no appeals process?

    A friend of mine was accepted by the ACE program and Villanova's BSN Express. This person was already leaning toward Villanova for many reasons, but the rigidity of Drexel on the exit Hesi was part of the reason to choose another school.
    Last edit by curiosity123 on Dec 9, '09
  11. by   CocoBelly
    Starting the facebook group was a great idea- I've been wanting to start one. I'm so excited for the program to begin- only 3 more months! I hope it flies by.

    Also, does anyone know the deadline for payment for the first quarter?
  12. by   cali1234
    Do any of you know if Drexel will tell you which prerequisites you still need to complete after you received provisional acceptance? All I got was a big packet that said that I am provisionally accepted, but no clue as to which prereqs I still need....
  13. by   hiddencatRN
    Cali- you should get a transcript evaluation in the mail, but you can always email them if you need to be registering for any prerequisites you still need soon.