You have 2 health insurance options...
a. Get the school's health insurance
b. Get your own and opt out of the school's health insurance
Proof of health insurance is required at all schools I believe. I was required to have health insurance for my undergrad university.
If you're a hardcore PC user and don't think you can adjust easily, then stick with PC. It's not like PC is a "bad" option even if other people make it sound like it. Everyone's different and have different preferences. I adjusted well when I transitioned. I hated Windows 7 and whatever was after Windows XP because they were dramatic changes that weren't consistant in design and functionality in my opinion.
Apple is much more user-friendly in that the functions are designed to fit everyone, regardless of technology knowledge/experience. Yea I do miss PC sometimes because I do love to tinker with technology, but at the same time... why am I worrying about fixing my computer when it should just work? Why download all kind of drivers when I could just plug it in and it just works?
I found apple computers are more durable, yet maintaining light portability especially with the unibody design they have now (your computer is essentially in one metal case, not in parts).
I did my research before the big jump. Maybe these will help you in yours
Why a Mac? http://www.apple.com/why-mac/
FAQ about the jump http://www.apple.com/why-mac/faq/
DEFINITELY, go to an apple store and just PLAY with the computers. Get a feel for yourself
Hello I just have a quick question.
I know that there is a rec area on campus. What do you all think about it? For those who have used or seen it? Also are there any running trails on campus?
Also what is the largest lecture class size? I am coming from a small community college so I have never been exposed to a large campus or class. Any tips?
Welcome back! Have a great spring break!Wow, I haven't been on here in a while. I'm currently a PS2 so if you any of you have questions about MWU, please feel free to ask. Congrats to those that were accepted.
I'm trying to look for a webpage but I can't seem to find it. I believe it's Aetna. More information at orientation. Sorry I'm not helpfulDo you have any more information about the health insurance provided by MWU? Or know where I can find it on the website?
Hello I just have a quick question.
I know that there is a rec area on campus. What do you all think about it? For those who have used or seen it? Also are there any running trails on campus? Also what is the largest lecture class size? I am coming from a small community college so I have never been exposed to a large campus or class. Any tips?
Congrats! See, you weren't on that waitlist very longI was put on the alternate list last friday and i was accepted today!!!
good luck to everyone waiting to hear back!
to clarify the laptop issue:
are all incoming students required to purchase a new laptop or is it just for people that don't already have one? I haven't paid my deposit yet so i haven't seen the actual prompt to choose but from what i've been reading, the school requires that all incoming students purchase a new laptop. Is this included in the quoted cost of tuition or it is an extra expense?
are the two models you listed our only options in terms of size?
(Sorry if you've already gone through this!)
When I put my deposit down, I HAD to choose a laptop, so they have no way of knowing if you already have a computer or not. The two models to choose from were a 13.3 inch Dell, or a 13 inch MacBook pro. When you put the deposit down, you enter some information and then you get to the laptop screen. From there, you're forced to choose one or the other. As far as I know, they include the price of laptop in the tuition. The cost will be included in Fall tuition, I believe.
Think of each school as independent schools. Yea we're sister schools but we students don't really interact or know what's going on with each other. So I'm sure there are people who have been accepted to both. I unfortunately were not one of them so I cannot help you SorryI interviewed at both Midwesterns recently, Glendale and Chicago. I just logged in today to see the accepted checklist. When I looked at the agreement I noticed it was for the Chicago campus. Does anyone know if this means that I can no longer get accepted to Glendale? Has anyone heard of someone being accepted to both schools in their portal with the option to choose?? Thanks.
I interviewed at both Midwesterns recently, Glendale and Chicago. I just logged in today to see the accepted checklist. When I looked at the agreement I noticed it was for the Chicago campus. Does anyone know if this means that I can no longer get accepted to Glendale? Has anyone heard of someone being accepted to both schools in their portal with the option to choose?? Thanks.
Got my acceptance email friday. Stoked but unsure of what to do because of tuition.
To whom it may concern,
I received my acceptance notification just a few days ago. I would love to hear from some students already in the program about how they handled the financial aid process. Do you have any tips for navigating different scholarships opportunities? Do most people fund their entire four years using loans? If so, is the process pretty straightforward? I am asking this because I didn't take on loans during my undergraduate years and am a bit unsure about all of this. The prospect of being in debt up to my eyeballs is a bit scary!! Please give me some insight that you've gained from your respective experiences. Thank you!
I have more questions...the acceptance letter says that I need to send a copy of my pharmacy technician license to the school. In my state, you need 9 months of training before they give you a tech license, but I assume this is not the case in Illinois? I believe I found the application online, is this the right one?: https://www.idfpr.com/applications/onlinelicensing/Instructions.aspx?Data=txcIGZV/Z2v1yjU+Qo1KeQ==
Also, for the out of state students, are you still technically a resident of your home state? Or did you need to get new Illinois license plates, etc?
Thanks for your replies to my past queries! I'm also curious about managing the pharmacy courseload. I would really appreciate any of your insights and suggestions on time management, study tips, etc. Also, do the lecture powerpoint presentations provide you with enough information to study and do well on the exams? Are there certain books that are recommended but not used? Again I appreciate any suggestions you can provide. Thank you!
hey jkong...are there student employment opportunities on campus and are they hard to get?
also, what are the chances of a first year getting housing in the pine apartments?
how do I log into my midwestern email to check for updates and emails?
As of now, midwestern is my top choice to attend in the fall. however, i have recently been accepted into a pharmacy school that is ranked in the top ten according to US news. It seems that for pharmacy that the general consensus is that ranking does not matter. However, there is a huge difference between midwestern's ranking, as compared to this second school. As much as i love midwestern, i would hate to find later down the line that i would have had more opportunities at another school. I'm struggling with deciding how important a school's ranking is to me.
my question for current students is that have you felt that midwestern's ranking has at all effected your opportunities as a pharmacist/pharmacy student?
also, do you have information or know where i would find information on midwestern's success in residency placement?
I asked a pharmacist I know that was a recruiter and involved in hiring for a national pharmacy chain and he told me that besides the benefit of networking and any bias an employer may have for students from their alma mater, ranking and "prestige" don't play much of a role.
To current and post pharmacy school students,
If you could go through pharmacy school all over again, what would you do differently and why? I ask this because I would like to learn how to make the most of the pharmacy school experience. Also, I am curious to know your insights on the current state and future outlook for this profession. Thanks for your time.
Hello guys! I'm new here, this is my first post! I got accepted to the pharmacy program and I'm about to place my deposit by the end of this week, I just have a couple of questions:
1- how can I acquire a pharmacy tech license ? ( the school requires you to submit a copy of a valid Illinois pharmacy tech license )
2- do I have to take the national exam or will I be approved for one since I'm going to attend pharmacy school in Illinois?
I know I sound confused cause I really am, any information will be helpful, thanks in advance!
I'm an RA. When are you planning on visiting? I'll hook you up.
I believe the student application is $25. I would read up on that.