Program Director, Dean, Program Specialist
I sent the following email to those above:
To whom it may concern,
Today I received a letter stating I was able to move on to Phase 3 and submit my TEAS scores. An hour later I received this email of the lottery results. I don't understand how we went from being able to move forward with submitting our TEAS scores (phase 3) which in turn would have reduced the number of applicants in the lottery, to the lottery being done early. Based on the application:
After Phases 1&2 - Students will be notified of their application status by email or USPS. The letter will explain if the applicant will be eligible to continue to Phase 3. It is the student’s responsibility to notify ADN of address changes. If you have not received a response by April 27th, send an email to ADNadmissions@peralta.edu. Applicants can also check the website for status updates at www.Merritt.edu/wp/NURS/
Phase 3. Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS v. 6) – You will be notified requesting to have your TEAS 6.0 scores sent electronically from ATI at your own expense. TEAS v.6 is a new version of the TEAS exam. We are no longer accepting TEAS 5.0 scores. We accept only FIRST TIME TEAS 6.0 scores.
Phase 4. Lottery - After passing Phase 3, qualified applicants will be entered into a lottery on May 21st to determine the admitted class. Students will be notified of their admission status by email or USPS within 10 days of the lottery. If you have not received a response by June 4th send an email to ADNadmissions@peralta.edu.
I really hope this was a mistake. I don't see any reason as to why the TEAS scores would have been cut out, especially without an explanation. Can you please give us more information on what happened with the application process this year?
Feel free to copy my email and email them as well. If enough of us question the application process, they will be forced to respond with an explanation.