For those that did not get accepted. Try not to get discouraged, and stay determined. Here's an old proverb that is fitting:
"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same".
In regards to the comment that the application deadline extension was unfair, I am not sure if that is a valid criticism. It would be unfair if they did not inform everyone and only some applicants were made aware of that extension. That didn't happen though. Their website actually stated that the deadline dates were subject to change. So they made it aware to everyone that it was a possibility that the date could change. It's really in the best interest of the applicant to try to apply early, and it would be unwise for someone to wait until the last minute hoping that the deadline would be pushed back. Everyone had that option though.
I do agree with the criticism about retaking the Hesi. I see how that could be unfair for those that were not aware that they could retake the test. Then again, everyone had the ability to ask the school if a retake was possible.
Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with criticizing the school. I just think you may not have a strong case in proving that they were unfair if those are your only two arguments. I actually feel that they were unorganized and unclear when notifying people that they were accepted or not. There is no logical reason that they should have held back the decision letters until people filled out their waiver forms. The only reasonable explanation for that is that the response to the letter potentially impacted their decision. If that is not the case, they have to understand why someone would think that. They actually even made it seem like it was our mistake for not submitting this form, and we potentially could have put our application at risk if we didn't reply in time. I think this is wrong, especially since they never gave us that form in the first place. I think this caused unnecessary confusion. People that got the waiver email may have thought they definitely got in only to be disappointed when they finally received the letter. People that never received the waiver email may have thought they did not get in. People that may have needed the waiver may have declined it because they didn't want to jeopardize their decision. I think all of that could have been avoided.
Hopefully someone from admissions does read this and hopefully they correct how they notify people for the sake of the future applicants' peace of mind.
I'll get off my soapbox now.
Good luck to everyone that got in and good luck to those that did not.