How Do I get Started?
Have you picked a college? Have you decided on a major? Have you completed an application? Regardless of your decisions, here are some general preparations everyone needs to make to get started.
Be sure to allow plenty of time for getting forms and transcripts, obtaining letters of recommendation, writing essays and meeting other admissions requirements. If you are considering a nursing degree, you may want to apply to Chamberlain College of Nursing. For more information, visit chamberlain.edu/admissions.
How do I pick a school?
Once you have decided on your potential majors, it is time to pick a college. There are a variety of criteria to consider when choosing a college and those criteria may vary based on your selected area of study. However, there are certain universal criteria for you to consider:
If nursing is your chosen field of study, there are some additional criteria to consider. Does the school have:
No matter what your criteria, you should evaluate and apply to several schools. Do not limit your possibilities.
How Will I Pay For It?
Investing in your future can be an expensive proposition. Do not let the cost of college hinder your education plan or your future. Your lifetime earning potential as a college graduate could far exceed the investment in your education.
In addition, when savings and current earnings are not enough, financial aid is designed to fill the gap. Generally, there are three categories of financial aid: grants (no repayment required), loans (repaid after graduation), and work-study (part-time, educationally related student or community employment).
When exploring your financial aid options be sure to:
Take a step-by-step walk-through of the Chamberlain Financial Aid Process at chamberlain.edu/financialaidvideo. To consult a Chamberlain College of Nursing financial aid advisor visit chamberlain.edu/financialaid.*
Get Your Future Started!
Many colleges close admissions early. Some scholarships and financial aid are on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to take advantage of campus tours and participate in preview programs.
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers numerous events to give prospective students a closer look at a career in nursing and the chance to experience campus life. Check out our Experience Nursing Days, Open Houses and all of our upcoming events in your area at chamberlain.edu/events.
Start early, explore all of your options and take advantage of all that is out there. Chamberlain’s admissions and financial aid advisors are here to help you every step of the way.
For more information call 877.213.3408
Download the Chamberlain Admission Checklist.
* Financial aid available for those who qualify.