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  1. "Did they say all letters were going out the end of this week or specifically yours? Did you get an email from them that your application has been processed? I also applied very close to the deadline. I know they received my application only because I hand delivered it. If we hear by the end of the week, it may be give those who have been accepted to MGH and have not sent in our deposits yet time to decide between the two schools. Good luck everyone!!" Regarding their e-mail and phone call my letter was coming this week, not sure if she meant all the letters. My application was processed 10 days after they received it, and today's e-mail to me said it was still with the reviewing committee. When I called last week, they said there was another 90 applications to be reviewed, I guess I was in that 90, the last 90. So maybe everyone will hear smth by the end of the week I guess. I just made my deposit today to Umass Med, not taking any chances seeing how everything is so competitive and fast. Hope this helps
  2. Jalin, still reviewing, I called and asked this morning, my file is with the committee still I was told. I did submit it right on the deadline too, not if that is relevant at this point. They said I won't be hearing till the end of the week, in the meantime I have a deposit due by tomorrow ughhh.
  3. caroline82

    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2009

    Oh No, those people fooled me!!! They said it was $20.00 for alumnis, and $40.00 for non. Liars!!!!! I am so mad right now. That's it, I am calling Monday demanding my $40.00 back. I've had enough of their irresponsible staff . It was like that when I worked there, bunch of BS. The administration is related, I swear, I worked with a woman, whose brother worked in the mail room, mother in law at the registrar's, sister for the Dean, brother in law for the chancelor, sister in law for the financial aid, and so on. They all used to have lunch together at noon, Brady's bunch I used to call them. They were not the only ones who were related, so many others too, husband and wives working side by side, mothers and daughters...To heck with that kind of administration. I felt I was the only one without family members at UMB, even the custodians cousins worked there. I will ask for a full refund , I am sorry you felt the same way about the application process. Keep in touch :-)
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    Anyone from Regis College?

    Miss Pamela thanks :). As far as the FAFSA goes I had no idea I had to fill one out...ugh. Because UMass only allows you to fill it out if you get in, and if they let you know after April Forget it, I think I already missed the deadline. I sent one application the last min. to MGH and Simmons. SO not looking forward to the bills and the loans...
  5. "Thank you so much for you comments. You have been very helpful and encouraging. But, if you do not mind me asking, what is your idea of a perfect nursing school application?" I am glad my comments are somehow useful. Well the ideal nursing school application wouldn't be mine that's for sure. I underestimated the process, the schools I picked as safety schools, and I sent very vague essays, didn't adjust my resume, threw in professional references instead of academic ones. These being told stands for UMB and MGH and Simmons (still haven't heard from them, and hoping to maybe get in). Also applied in the last minute and the last two school. UMB just lost my application, so not really my fault on that one. My strong application was UMass med. , second year in a row I apply. Last year I was wait listed, then accepted in July , weeks prior to the program starting. I said, No since I wasn't done with all my prereqs. I re-applied, picked 2 academic references and 1 professional, wrote a nice essay on their chosen topic, adjusted my resume , re took the GREs, got a higher score. Again, Pamela is right, they don't just look at the GPA, they look at the whole packet. My friend also applied with me at Umass medical for the direct entry nursing and med. school part. She also applied at MGH and BU Med. excellent GPA of 4.0, great references, essay, Chemical Eng. degree and yup she got wait listed by MGH, got into BU Med. and Umass medical school (not nursing). Proves Pamela's point again. Keep your hopes up and try over and over again, don't give up if it's your dream. It my dream, and rejection is hard to take, specially when you fight so hard during undergrad maintain a perfect GPA and at the end being turned away for an unknown reason...it hurts. I am certain you will get in, you sound like a very determined person and you will make a great one day:) Best of Luck to you, keep us updated :)
  6. I know these programs are very competitive. Heck I thought I had a good GPA and scored high in the GREs and still got rejected by UMB (they didn't require GREs). My personal GPA undergrad is 3.86, and a 3.9 in all my prereqs. I was rejected from the only accelerated BSN program I applied to. They look at the applications as a whole, so do not be discouraged. You never know. Best of Luck to You!!!
  7. Congrats!!!!!!
  8. caroline82

    Simmons versus MGH Direct Entry Nursing

    I am so jealous, you guys at least have a choice to make. I am still waiting to hear from Simmons, and maybe be so lucky to have a choice to make :-)
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    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2009

    Pinkemme you're so right!!! I never attended the info sessions for many reasons: 1.I used to work at UMB during my senior year in college I landed a full time job there, so I kinda knew the people in charge for this program and I didn't bother. 2.I picked UMB as a safety school, applied very early, they lost my file and found it after the application deadline whoo whoo. It is a blessing indeed, I requested a refund of my application fee, since they overcharged me, their answer was MAYBE . what a joke. My first choice was Umass Med. and they accepted me over the phone 2 days ago. Now I am having second thoughts about that program as my friend just finished her first year direct entry and she said it was a nightmare of schedule conflict. I think I would totally pick Simmons if I got in, I live in Shrewsbury, and mostly everyone I know in this area goes to Umass Med for their visits. It would be a little awkward to run into acquaintances every day ha ha
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    Anyone from Regis College?

    Thanks so much, yeah I probably didn't get in ugh. Did you apply for the Direct Entry Program? I thought that didn't start till August? Wow those people are confusing. We'll see where I end up going? I underestimated these programs and applied to all 3 Boston schools in the last minute, yep made the mistake of putting all my eggs in one basket. I applied to Umass Med. (my top choice) in August, they told me in Feb. the class was all filled out and I probably didn't get in, and just the other day they called and asked me if I could attend this year? I will make the deposit, but it would have been nice to hear from Simmons before again I put all my eggs in one basket. Oh the choices...
  11. caroline82

    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2009

    So disappointed with UMB, I made an official complaint with the Chancellor, for them losing my application for months, ignoring my transcript and at the end telling me I didn't have a chance. I was also an alumni, and I just feel that they were awful throughout the whole application process.
  12. caroline82

    Anyone from Regis College?

    Hi Kobrien, do you know by any chance when Simmons sent their letters out? When I called today, they said next week, but I am surprised to see that some people already got accepted. Do you mind sharing when you applied there? I sent my application right near the deadline, it was supposed to be my safety school, Umass Med. being my first choice...oh well. Also would they tell you if you got in over the phone? When I called they were like no no, so I am assuming I didn't get it. I am in San Fran. on a business trip and I need to make a deposit to my other program by Tuesday, so can't really check the mail or anything. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance :-)
  13. caroline82

    Simmons anyone?

    Just wondering if anyone has heard anything from Simmons College Direct Entry program? When do they usually get back to us? Thanks so much, this wait is killing me
  14. caroline82

    Simmons versus MGH Direct Entry Nursing

    Hi there, regarding Simmons, when did you hear from them about getting in? Thanks
  15. caroline82

    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2009

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    UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2009

    No don't get discouraged, you never know, according to Umass they pick a diverse group. So what is diverse to them we will never know I guess. The coordinator said to me that "grades are not everything" this after she found out the mistakes they made. I just think they as a state school, their bureaucracy is very state-o . Therefore overlooking many applications, they certainly missed my transcripts and more. Again, do not be discouraged. Best of luck. If you get in, make sure to kick some @ss!!!