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  1. Hi @franklin_washington, I was accepted into the Spring 2018 cohort and I had a really hard time shortening my essays and choosing only 2 as well. If they say to answer 2, I would only answer 2. They most likely will only read the first 2 if you submit more than that because they have to get through so many applications and it wouldn't be fair for them to read more in your application compared to other applicants who followed the instructions. It's incredibly challening to narrow things down to 300 words, but they want to know that you can write concisely and get your point across. Short, sweet, and to the point will be more memorable than writing a novel. I couldn't choose so I had a few of my closest friends and professors read all 3 and vote. I hope this helps! Best of luck to you!
  2. I just got in! Fingers crossed for everyone who's still waiting! Stay positive! :)
  3. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    I think that sounds like a really cool idea! Has anyone already started making living arrangements? Is there a Facebook page for the cohort somewhere? I haven't received any emails since paying my deposit.
  4. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    @DBMS92 That's awesome! The reason why I ask is because I'm the world's biggest dog person and I really really really want to get a dog, but I just don't know how feasible that will be while starting the program. If not, maybe I can volunteer and walk dogs at the humane society or something.
  5. Hi @ashbymac, I don't believe so. I've stalked several threads from previous application cycles and it looks like they release decisions in batches. I don't know why, but it seems to be the case. I haven't heard back yet either and I'm trying my hardest to stay positive! I've been admitted to another very competitive program for ABSN but Hopkins has been my dream for quite some time. Congratulations to everyone who has already been accepted and best of luck to those of us who are still waiting!
  6. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    This may be a weird question but do any of you have any pets you're planning to bring with you? Or did any current/former students have pets when they started?
  7. I keep checking my email 30 times a day even though I know the decisions aren't supposed to be release until September 1st-ish, lol. If anyone hears back early, please post on here!
  8. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    If there are any current students or alumni in this thread who didn't get any financial aid besides loan eligibility from Duke, would you mind sharing whether or not you think the hefty price tag is worth it? I'm struggling to justify going into such significant debt despite Duke being the #1 program in the country. Any and all advice, experiences, or tips are welcome! Thanks in advance!
  9. @Yahdji If your application was "verified" through NursingCAS, that means that it was submitted to JH.
  10. The last I heard was they planned to release decisions on or around September 1st. Fingers crossed for everyone! I submitted in June and it's killing me waiting this long haha. Also, going along with @Sarah44, if anyone has any info on how often JH gives out scholarships and the amounts (besides what's on the website), that would be incredibly helpful!
  11. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    I think they are releasing financial aid packages as they are finishing them, so I'm sure y'all's packages will be posted as soon as they are complete. Nora said they should all be out within the next two weeks when I last spoke to her. Obviously it's not ideal to have to take out a ton of loans, but hopefully our one-on-one meetings will be helpful and I'm sure it will all be worth it for the quality of education we will receive!
  12. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    This is the response I received: "Yes, the financial aid package is final. We are not meeting with students during the month of August while we are in the middle of packaging the spring cohort and helping our fall students. We will meet one-on-one with the spring cohort in the middle of September. The ”additional loan eligibility” is the maximum you can borrow from a private student lender for the spring/summer semesters. You don't have to borrow that much and there is no rush to apply for loans. We recommend you wait until you have the one-on-one counseling before beginning the process. The federal loans are capped for all ABSN students since this program is considered an undergraduate program." I hope this helps.
  13. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    @Goldenmoose I got my aid package too. I don't know if it's final, although I'm assuming it is if they have released it. I emailed Duke to try to chat with a financial aid representative to figure out some options because it looks like I'll have to take out tons of loans . I can let you know if they give me any useful info!
  14. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    I just logged in and I'm experiencing the same problem! I emailed Duke so hopefully that won't last long!
  15. bmadrid

    Duke ABSN Spring 2018

    I got in! Congratulations to everyone else who was accepted! :)
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