Overview of the Excelsior College Admissions and Enrollment process for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program

00:03:33 | December 11, 2013

Director of Financial Aid Christina Roarke; Admissions Counselors Colleen Albanese and Greg Eckl; and Academic Advisors Meghan Hinkley-Forcier and Jeremy Sherman provide more information about the Admissions and Enrollment process at Excelsior College for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

Members of our admissions, financial aid, and advising team participate in a round table discussion on: preliminary credit and transfer credit reviews, engaging with your academic advisor, factors towards being successful, and financial aid eligibility information.

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I'm Christina Roarke, and I'm joined today by a couple of my colleagues from Excelsior College. We came together because we thought it was important to provide a more transparent look at our Associate Degree in Nursing Program. And to do so, what we'd like to do is provide you some information about the process, starting with the admissions and enrollment process. That's right. First step in the process is to submit your application. Now, by submitting this application, you're going to receive what we call a preliminary credit review. And what this review is meant to represent is a snapshot, and it will provide you with information as to all the requirements that happen to transfer into the school and those requirements that you'll still need to complete once you do move forward with your enrollment into the college. Colleen's responsibility every day is to review these transcripts. That's right. Here at Excelsior, we really want to maximize the applicant's prior college credits. If we see that the credit is a better match for the other Associate Degree in Nursing Program, we make those suggestions. We don't want our students to have to backtrack and take credit unnecessarily. And then if coursework is close to expiring due to time limits, I reach out to Greg or his colleagues, and they, in turn, reach out to our students, so they make the best enrollment decision. That's right. Thanks, Colleen. Students are expressing to me all the time how excited they are to realize how much credit has transferred in, and how motivated they are to move ahead to the next step as an enrolled student with us. That's great. Once a student becomes enrolled, what's the next step? That's a really great question. So now you've made the decision, and you're going to enroll with Excelsior College. Once you go ahead and do that, your file is sent to your primary academic advisor. And we're the staff that's going to be working with you every step of the way, from that first exam or course you take, all the way until you walk across that stage at commencement. But while you are waiting for that official review to be completed, what we're going to ask you to do is really take a look at that nursing catalog, look at the policy and procedures that are going to be affecting you, and what kind of credit you're going to be expected to earn. You bet, Meghan. In fact, there's several key factors to being successful at Excelsior College. The first one is to take initiative and responsibility for your educational goals. We ask that you immediately give us a call once you enroll to find out what you can do to get started in working on your degree, as well as viewing your My Excelsior page to see what resources are available for you to be successful and what you can do to ensure your success. As always, be proactive. Give us a call or send us a message if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you succeed. Thank you. I also think it's important to note that students may be eligible for some type of financial aid. However, our exams are not eligible for federal aid, but our courses are. To find out more information on what you may be eligible for, please feel free to call us or email us. I know we've provided a lot of information to you in a short period of time. And we want you to know that we understand you may have questions, so we're going to be releasing additional videos to touch on these topics and more in additional detail. Until then, we are here to answer your questions. In the interim, please call us, email us, or reach out to us via social media. Thank you so much, and we look forward to talking with you soon. [MUSIC PLAYING]

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I'm Christina Roarke, and I'm joined today by a couple of my colleagues from Excelsior College. We came together because we thought it was important to provide a more transparent look at our Associate Degree in Nursing Program. And to do so, what we'd like to do is provide you some information about the process, starting with the admissions and enrollment process. That's right. First step in the process is to submit your application. Now, by submitting this application, you're going to receive what we call a preliminary credit review. And what this review is meant to represent is a snapshot, and it will provide you with information as to all the requirements that happen to transfer into the school and those requirements that you'll still need to complete once you do move forward with your enrollment into the college. Colleen's responsibility every day is to review these transcripts. That's right. Here at Excelsior, we really want to maximize the applicant's prior college credits. If we see that the credit is a better match for the other Associate Degree in Nursing Program, we make those suggestions. We don't want our students to have to backtrack and take credit unnecessarily. And then if coursework is close to expiring due to time limits, I reach out to Greg or his colleagues, and they, in turn, reach out to our students, so they make the best enrollment decision. That's right. Thanks, Colleen. Students are expressing to me all the time how excited they are to realize how much credit has transferred in, and how motivated they are to move ahead to the next step as an enrolled student with us. That's great. Once a student becomes enrolled, what's the next step? That's a really great question. So now you've made the decision, and you're going to enroll with Excelsior College. Once you go ahead and do that, your file is sent to your primary academic advisor. And we're the staff that's going to be working with you every step of the way, from that first exam or course you take, all the way until you walk across that stage at commencement. But while you are waiting for that official review to be completed, what we're going to ask you to do is really take a look at that nursing catalog, look at the policy and procedures that are going to be affecting you, and what kind of credit you're going to be expected to earn. You bet, Meghan. In fact, there's several key factors to being successful at Excelsior College. The first one is to take initiative and responsibility for your educational goals. We ask that you immediately give us a call once you enroll to find out what you can do to get started in working on your degree, as well as viewing your My Excelsior page to see what resources are available for you to be successful and what you can do to ensure your success. As always, be proactive. Give us a call or send us a message if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you succeed. Thank you. I also think it's important to note that students may be eligible for some type of financial aid. However, our exams are not eligible for federal aid, but our courses are. To find out more information on what you may be eligible for, please feel free to call us or email us. I know we've provided a lot of information to you in a short period of time. And we want you to know that we understand you may have questions, so we're going to be releasing additional videos to touch on these topics and more in additional detail. Until then, we are here to answer your questions. In the interim, please call us, email us, or reach out to us via social media. Thank you so much, and we look forward to talking with you soon. [MUSIC PLAYING]