I just wanted to chime in to help clarifying some things regarding the ABSN Applications and Proctored Essay.
1. We are not able to confirm receipt of your ABSN Application. ABSN Admissions is an extremely busy time, that involves the processing of many applications. During this week, we are opening applications, sorting all of the documents, scanning each individual form, pairing transcripts that have been sent separately, and double checking GPA information that was entered in the application. We need to complete all of these steps for the hundreds of applications we receive, with limited staffing, within a short time frame. When an applicant calls and asks us to check to see if we received their application, we become pulled away from our tasks and have to sort through stacks of applications, which have not been placed in alphabetical order. Please trust me when I say this would create a major delay in the process. A delay in the process would create a delay in the reviewing, which would delay your admissions results.
I understand this can be frustrating for those who HAVE to mail their applications in. I have suggested to applicants in the past to have mail be sent via UPS or FedEx so that someone at the School of Nursing can sign for your application. This signature typically acts as your confirmation receipt.
2. The proctored essay is scheduled for 1 hour. We will give instructions ten to fifteen minutes before, and then we give you the entire hour to complete the proctored essay. No invitations will go out as Cpark96 pointed out. Everyone applying to the ABSN is required and expected to take it.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact email@example.com.
For those taking the proctored essay at the School of Nursing, i'll see you all on Thursday!
Manager of Undergraduate Admissions