Baylor FastBacc May 2014

  1. Hey everyone! I couldn't find any other threads for the May 2014 class, so I figured I'd go ahead and make one. The application deadline is just about here, so I'm sure Tina is very busy getting everything together. Now the waiting begins!

    Feel free to post anything here related to the 2014 LHSON FastBacc program. Hopefully we have some turnout in this thread and answer many questions amongst ourselves!

    Good luck to everyone!
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  3. by   matwood
    Last I heard there would be interviews this time around. Has anyone heard about the expected dates of these? I'm all ears for any other information about what is going on from now until May!

  4. by   Irish_Mist
    I'm glad someone posted about this. I won't be applying this year. I'm applying for the 2015 fast bacc. Do you know if this program is more competitive versus the traditional two year BSN program? I can't seem to find any feedback on this.
  5. by   matwood
    I do not know for a fact if it is any more or less competitive than the two year traditional BSN. I imagine since the requirements are higher (you need a bachelors) that they receive far less applicants than the traditional BSN; however, obviously there is always a chance that those applying to the FastBacc program could have higher GPAs and HESI scores. Based on prior posts on this forum, it seems like the average overall and science GPA for acceptance is ~3.5. I believe the 2013 FastBacc program accepted 36 students, but I think I remember Tina saying they were accepting quite a few more this year.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I'm sure someone else has more information on this topic than I do.
  6. by   Irish_Mist
    I talked with her a few months back. She did kind of "allude" to the fact that Baylor is less competitive simply because of the high cost of tuition. This doesn't mean I think I will get in with a crappy GPA. Right now, my prerequisite GPA is around 3.4 ish but I still have some classes to take to raise that. Good luck with getting in. Keep me posted on how it goes. I'm very curious to hear from an actual applicant.
  7. by   jordyntalley
    I applied to the FastBacc program at Baylor as well. I had my interview in Dec. and Tina said they should be senting out accepectence letter via email in late January or early Feb. I'm anxious to hear back!
  8. by   matwood
    Awesome! I have my interview tomorrow afternoon and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm also getting very anxious during this whole process haha. Good luck to you and hope to see you in May!
  9. by   clovis1
    My interview is also this afternoon and am so nervous and anxious!! Good luck with your!!!!
  10. by   jordyntalley
    How did the interviews go?! My interview was kind of relaxed. Was it the same for y'all?
  11. by   matwood
    I think it went well! My interview was also really relaxed. I interviewed with one faculty member but was expecting several. She said that acceptance letters should be going out in about a week, so I'm really looking forward to that!
  12. by   LaurenLinthicum
    Hey All! I did my interview on Dec. 13 and they told me they were deciding today, Jan. 23, so hopefully the letters went out today! I thought they were going to send emails out so I've been on edge all day! Can't wait to hear! Good luck to all!
  13. by   matwood
    Haha, I've been keeping it together the past week, but after reading this you're really making me anxious! I have yet to hear anything. I was also thinking they would be sending out emails. Good luck!
  14. by   clovis1
    My interview was very relaxing and it wa s with a faculty memberalso. Have anyone heard anything yet?