UTMB Fall 2012 - page 7

HI! I am applying for the traditional BSN program at UTMB that starts Fall 2012. I am taking my TEAS this friday and I wanted to know if anyone else here is applying for the same semester. ... Read More

  1. by   jaybird2009
    I only know people who have been accepted after an interview but vaguely remember reading a post that mentioned that if the stats are good enough that you can bypass the interview. That would be pretty sweet though, huh?
  2. by   readyforutmb
    yes that would be really awesome and the wait would probably be a lot shorter! Im not a naturally patient person... lol
  3. by   aggienurse14
    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum but I have also applied to UTMB for the Fall 2012 BSN program! I am so nervous but excited too! I am certainly hoping that my gpa and teas score is high enough to get in! I am so anxious to hear back but I'm sure it will be a while before we start to hear anything. Good luck to everyone!:spin:
  4. by   readyforutmb
    what is ur gpa and teas scores
  5. by   jaybird2009
    My pre-req gpa is 3.45 and science is 3.66 and TEAS was 87.3
  6. by   readyforutmb
    well my TEAS was only 88 so i hope so too! lol ur in the top 10% with that so u shouldnt worry too much
  7. by   jaybird2009
    Only 88? That is a great score. The science portion for me knocked me down a ton? I haven't taken chemistry in 15 years and know nothing of physics. I also foolishly refuse to do anything but jog my memory of things a day or two before HESI or TEAS b/c I want to actually be prepared for a program and not acing a test that I studied my butt off for just to struggle that hard in the program. Sounds weird but either you know it or you don't. But a disadvantage to some, testing is not there thing. The entrance exams are questionable b/c some people study really hard to ace exam but that doesn't mean knowledge is easy for them. Someone who studied months and took tests many times might not be as prepared for program as someone who took test knowing what they know and accepting grade they get. But it's competition. Interviews are not failproof either. Do I know a better approach? No. They have to do the best they can do but I can tell you that with an 88 you have nothing to worry about. My first choice is UTHSC b/c of length of accelerated program. I would love UTMB as well but wish it was quicker.
  8. by   aggienurse14
    My prereq GPA is a 3.6 and my overall teas score is 82.7%. I hope this will be competitve!
  9. by   monicalea
    I have a 13 month old, he's a little handful
  10. by   Dyamond3179
    Can you tell me what study guide you used to study for the Teas? And also, are classes held everyday in Galveston?
  11. by   Dyamond3179
    Quote from ledestiny
    i am an applicant and incoming student to the spring 2012, bsn program at utmb. i have a bit of a lighter schedule before the semester begins, so i wanted to make myself available if you had any questions about the application process for utmb. someone from the previous thread helped our group out tremendously, so i wanted to pay it forward!

    my teas: 74.9%
    overall gpa: 3.4

    it seems utmb is awesome in that they consider, not only the gpa, but they take into account your personal essay. some people with extremely high gpas get accepted right way and without an interview, some get waitlisted and come in even during orientation (learned this from the previous thread from ours), and the rest of us go through the waiting game of submitting all of our info and waiting on pins and needles for an interview. from what i could gather, the key was getting an interview. it seemed that most who got an interview were ultimately accepted.

    some of us got interviews within 2 months after application time was closed, which was really quick. they interviewed a set of us and then it was a month before the next set was interviewed, and the subsequent interviews seemed to drag on.

    lots of people's paperwork got lost, or never reached the son office or enrollment services so make sure and stay on them. once you've completed your application, i think within a few days, you can log on to your mystar account and verify which paperwork they've received. if you've turned it in, but it's still listed as 'to-do' on mystar, make sure you call and verify and resend it to them. i know of one person for sure whose paperwork wasn't received and it hindered her getting interviewed.

    also, about the gpas and paperwork--the person from the previous thread that answered all of our questions was listed as having an incorrect gpa of 2.8, but was still called to interview. when she got there she then realized what happened and let them know that her gpa was substantially higher. i say all this to say that utmb is not always about just what a person scores on a test...

    i can not stress enough about how important the personal essay is on your application!

    please let me know if i can answer any questions! i'm sure more of us will be on throughout the coming semesters, as it was so helpful to have someone who had already gone through the process to talk to.

    good luck!

    can you tell me what study guide you used to study for the teas? and also, are classes held everyday in galveston?
  12. by   stacie.michelle
    Hey guys,

    So for the past 2 weeks my application has come up as complete on the my mystar account.. And today I wanted to just check for some reason and now it is saying that my transcript was not received! I have called and left messages but I was just wondering if anyone else has this same problem..

    Thank you!!
  13. by   Hemphia
    Stacie.michelle - I just logged onto my account and my application still shows complete. Sorry I can't be more help than that. What time did you call? I think they close at 5. I would recommend you call them first thing in the morning.... And keep calling until you talk to someone. Good Luck!