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  1. That's great! Congrats! Yes, I received mine very soon after sending in the deposit.
  2. That's great! Congrats! Yes, I received mine very soon after sending in the deposit.
  3. New Brunswick, Piscataway, North Brunswick aren't bad. New Bruns has a lot of housing due to RU being here. And it's only ~10mins from campus. I live here but I'll actually be moving ~30mins away to live with my SO. Anywho, you could also Google map the campus and do a search for nearby towns. Craigslist is a really good place to look (central jersey). RU also has an off-campus housing site you can use http://ruoffcampus.rutgers.edu/searchcreate-listings/search-create-listings. A lot of stuff tends to open up in the spring when the RU/UMDNJ students graduate or move out. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions about the surrounding towns, etc. UMDNJ also has a movers guide for students needing to relocate. I recall seeing that on the website welcome info. I think they'll also be posting a list of people needing housing/roommates in May. good luck!
  4. New Brunswick, Piscataway, North Brunswick aren't bad. New Bruns has a lot of housing due to RU being here. And it's only ~10mins from campus. I live here but I'll actually be moving ~30mins away to live with my SO. Anywho, you could also Google map the campus and do a search for nearby towns. Craigslist is a really good place to look (central jersey). RU also has an off-campus housing site you can use http://ruoffcampus.rutgers.edu/searchcreate-listings/search-create-listings. A lot of stuff tends to open up in the spring when the RU/UMDNJ students graduate or move out. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions about the surrounding towns, etc. UMDNJ also has a movers guide for students needing to relocate. I recall seeing that on the website welcome info. I think they'll also be posting a list of people needing housing/roommates in May. good luck!
  5. Congrats! Yes, I bought the summer reading. Got them both pretty cheap from half.com/ebay. I actually bought the previous edition of the med term book because after reading reviews it seems the two are almost identical. That being said, I haven't actually started to read it just yet. still taking class, working, and putting in EMT volunteer hours so not much time just yet. I also picked up a used edition of the PA policies book. For that one we have to get the most recent edition, but I found a pretty cheap copy.
  6. Congrats! Yes, I bought the summer reading. Got them both pretty cheap from half.com/ebay. I actually bought the previous edition of the med term book because after reading reviews it seems the two are almost identical. That being said, I haven't actually started to read it just yet. still taking class, working, and putting in EMT volunteer hours so not much time just yet. I also picked up a used edition of the PA policies book. For that one we have to get the most recent edition, but I found a pretty cheap copy.
  7. Is there a volunteer EMT squad that you can join? I already had my EMT-B when I joined my local squad, but I do know that they typically pay for people to get certified. Actually, there are at least 3-4 nearby enough squads that pay for their volunteers to get certs while they also gain experience riding as a third responder. Maybe see if there is a squad with a similar offer where you are...?
  8. I initially considered waiting a year to apply until I was done with my prereqs but am so glad I didn't! Same as feb, at the time of applying, I had a few courses left - A&P II, Micro, and Orgo. I completed A&P last semester, am currently taking micro, and will take orgo in the summer. that being said, I applied in Sept/Oct and got accepted to a program in Nov. that required all three (under the condition that I complete them before matriculation). The school I eventually decided to attend only requires orgo and strongly suggests A&P, though I've decided to keep on with micro anyway. The fact that I hadn't yet completed those courses never came up except in the acceptance letters that stipulate that I must complete them before school starts. As crystaltide said, check with the programs to make sure they will consider you with outstanding courses, and if so, go for it!
  9. Very true. Some of it also has to do with the programs' start dates. For example, Cornell starts in March I believe. They state on the website that you can apply with 1 or 2 prereqs pending, but they have to be complete by the end of the fall semester before school starts. So for me, since I work FT and planned to finish my last couple prereqs in May, that wouldn't work. But other programs just needed the prereqs done by the time of matriculation. Also, some programs have rolling admissions so they say early is better. Others wait until the app deadline to review candidates. By the time I sent my app to one program, they said the class was basically full. I applied relatively late - Sept 1., but I got invites within a couple months of applying. What made my life really easy was to create a google docs excel spreadsheet with school, deadline, prereqs pending, etc. so I could keep track of it all.
  10. I agree with all the replies here. Just make sure that when you fill out the CASPA you remember to put the outstanding classes in the planned/pending section. You'll just have to add the class(es) and the semester in which you plan to take it/them. That's really important. I got in to two schools and had several interview invites (declined all but the two) and I had a few classes planned/pending at the time of my application. Actually, I am still taking micro (which isn't necessary for the school I decided on), and orgo (which i will take this summer after I leave my job). Good luck!
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