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Thomas Jefferson University Fact 1 Center City Campus (Pre-Fall 2021)

Hey yall! Anyone applying for the Pre-FAll 2021 (begins in May 2021) at TJU at Center City. Feel free to share concerns about stats, the application process, and more!

I also know that this is super duper early but I figured we could get some questions, fears, or concerns talked through until the deadline to TJU's ABSN 12 month program for non-nurses. Please don't be afraid, Please share stats if you are comfortable doing so. It really does help cohorts after us figure out strengths and weaknesses to be better applicants. Hey, after all, It's all about helping each other out at the end of the day, right! Don't be shy, talk about where you're from and things you may be worried about for the application process. As well as other schools you might be applying for!

Hey guys! I have an interview on sept 9. Anyone interview yet/know the style of the online interview?

Hi!! I applied just yesterday and am waiting for some transcripts to be received and recommendations to be sent. What was the turn around time for anyone who applied? Did everything have to be received before hearing back?

On 9/2/2020 at 5:01 PM, student2019 said:

Hey guys! I have an interview on sept 9. Anyone interview yet/know the style of the online interview?

OMG that is soo exciting! 

 So I hope you don't mind if I ask but when was your application finalized?

What were you're stats for your application? Grades earned in prereq, overall GPA, or cum GPA. Anything you feel comfortable sharing honestly

Did you have any retakes, outstanding prereqs, or perhaps anything that you needed to explain that was due to the COVID mishap?

What other programs did you apply to? Any others in Philly?

From what I know, people from the old forums actually said what some of the questions they asked were. But from what I read, the interview was very laid back and nonstressful. When you do have it, be sure to let us know what questions they asked for sure. OMG, that's really great news though. TJU is my first choice program so I get excited the closer we get to hearing back! I haven't submitted my application yet, I'm still finalizing my personal statement! But probably by the end of this week!

7 hours ago, Nicki Burg said:

Hi!! I applied just yesterday and am waiting for some transcripts to be received and recommendations to be sent. What was the turn around time for anyone who applied? Did everything have to be received before hearing back?

! That's great news, really excited. Is TJU you're first option?

Do you have any stats you'd like to share? (I will ask what I asked earlier) but What were you're stats for your application? Grades earned in prereq, overall GPA, or cum GPA. Anything you feel comfortable sharing honestly

Did you have any retakes, outstanding prereqs, or perhaps anything that you needed to explain that was due to the COVID mishap?

What other programs did you apply to? Any in Philly?

16 hours ago, Nicki Burg said:

Hi!! I applied just yesterday and am waiting for some transcripts to be received and recommendations to be sent. What was the turn around time for anyone who applied? Did everything have to be received before hearing back?

I applied on July 2, my letters of rec/transcripts were received by July 7 (which is pretty early). I decided to reach out end of August kindly asking what the timeframe is to hear back, right away they said I got an interview and sent two dates to chose from.

9 hours ago, boaf said:

OMG that is soo exciting! 

 So I hope you don't mind if I ask but when was your application finalized?

What were you're stats for your application? Grades earned in prereq, overall GPA, or cum GPA. Anything you feel comfortable sharing honestly

Did you have any retakes, outstanding prereqs, or perhaps anything that you needed to explain that was due to the COVID mishap?

What other programs did you apply to? Any others in Philly?

From what I know, people from the old forums actually said what some of the questions they asked were. But from what I read, the interview was very laid back and nonstressful. When you do have it, be sure to let us know what questions they asked for sure. OMG, that's really great news though. TJU is my first choice program so I get excited the closer we get to hearing back! I haven't submitted my application yet, I'm still finalizing my personal statement! But probably by the end of this week!

I submitted my application on July 2nd; however, it wasn't complete (all materials received) until July 7th. I figured it would be some time until I heard back, since I applied so early. I don't even think they start interviews until Sept. So I kindly reached out the last week of August and heard back within 24 hours that I was offered an interview and given two dates. I heard its pretty laid back too, just not sure how it will online considering its group interviews. It's only an hour long so I'm assuming it'll be maybe 5 students max in order for everyone to have time to answer questions. My undergrad GPA was a 3.3; however, my prereqs are a 4.0 and I only have A&P2 left to take. I worked at Crozer Hospital so I think that might help, since my undergpa really isn't strong, although I did finish college in three years. I had no retakes or mishaps from covid. I applied to HFU and heard back from them:) Not my first choice though. Jefferson is. I'm going to apply to Drexel in december due to them requiring A&P2 to be complete before submission. Best of luck!

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On 9/2/2020 at 5:01 PM, student2019 said:

Hey guys! I have an interview on sept 9. 

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW! YOU'LL KILL IT 

thanks so much! I will 100% let know you how it goes and the format.

1 hour ago, student2019 said:

thanks so much! I will 100% let know you how it goes and the format.

OMG, thank you so much! if you could jot down what the interview questions are, that would be sooooo helpful in preparing! I'm cheering you on from over here! Besides you know what they say, an interview means that something about you stood out enough for them to want to delve deeper, I'm confident you'll knock it out of the ballpark !

On 9/8/2020 at 7:31 PM, student2019 said:

 I will 100% let know you how it goes and the format.

How did it go !!?

3 minutes ago, hopingforthatRN said:

Just scheduled my interview!

OMG when did you submit ! and when did you hear back with an interview

14 minutes ago, hopingforthatRN said:

!

Would you actually mind sharing your stats, I'm terribly worried that with my retakes I might have a hard time? This is literally my number one program! So anything that you could tell me would really help. 

hi everyone, this might be a silly question, but I was wondering if anyone can give me any insight on the differences between the two campuses for the program? which one are you applying to and why? I can't find much information online 😞 I'm applying from california and have actually never been to the east coast ever, so any information would be super helpful. thanks so much!

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On 9/15/2020 at 8:15 PM, tmht said:

which one are you applying to and why?

First, I'd like to give you a warm hello. And to answer your question I'm applying to the Center City campus. I'm not from Philly actually, I've never been, so I can't tell you much about it, Hopefully, someone here can answer that. But I figured that the center city would be the downtown, "city", area, which is why I applied there. And I believe that Dixon is more suburban. Ohh wow that's amazing, all the way from Cali! Would you mind sharing your stats 

I live around Philadelphia and love it. As far as stats go, I did poorly on my first BS but maintained a 4.0 on my second which brought me only to around a 3.2.  I also have a 4.0 in the pre-requisites. I have probably a little over 10,000 patient care hours and was a combat medic in the military, an EMT, and a medical assistant.  I think I have some pretty good letters of Recommendation from MDs, PAs, and nurses.  I hope this will all be enough to get me an acceptance, but this will be my 3rd year applying to programs so it has definitely been a process!

3 minutes ago, hopingforthatRN said:

I live around Philadelphia and love it. As far as stats go, I did poorly on my first BS but maintained a 4.0 on my second which brought me only to around a 3.2.  I also have a 4.0 in the pre-requisites. I have probably a little over 10,000 patient care hours and was a combat medic in the military, an EMT, and a medical assistant.  I think I have some pretty good letters of Recommendation from MDs, PAs, and nurses.  I hope this will all be enough to get me an acceptance, but this will be my 3rd year applying to programs so it has definitely been a process!

OMG, your application sounds amazing! I honestly can't imagine why this would be your third cycle. DO you really think its because of your first B.S. ?! what schools did you apply to ?

1 hour ago, boaf said:

First, I'd like to give you a warm hello. And to answer your question I'm applying to the Center City campus. I'm not from Philly actually, I've never been, so I can't tell you much about it, Hopefully, someone here can answer that. But I figured that the center city would be the downtown, "city", area, which is why I applied there. And I believe that Dixon is more suburban. Ohh wow that's amazing, all the way from Cali! Would you mind sharing your stats 

thanks for the warm welcome and hello as well! I see. I definitely can see why you'd be drawn towards applying to Center City for that reason, and that's actually appealing for me to (since im from the city too!). im more just a little worried about housing/safety/parking and getting to clinicals so hopefully someone can chime in if they have any info on that?

and ofc! I'm gonna be graduating in Winter 2021 with a BS in public health. im at a cum GPA of 3.36 right now and hoping to bump it up to at least a 3.4 by the time I graduate. pre-req GPA is 3.6 but im currently still in the process of taking physio right now.  I hope that doesn't hinder my app too much?

the only clinical experience I really have is volunteering at a hospital but I have less than 100 hours due to covid 😞 I've also been working at my school's student health center under my boss who's a clinical nurse manager, but I don't get much patient interaction there.

how about you? 🙂

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