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  1. Hi, I took the course earlier this year. It is classified as an "introductory" course, so beware of that. There is an exam each week of the course, and they are not proctored. There are no midterm or final exams. There is one paper due at the end of the course. I don't have the syllabus on hand, but it was worth taking since it only took about two months to finish.
  2. I am planning to apply to Barry - Miami in May or June, but I had a question about the 10 year age limit on all of their prerequisites. I tried reaching out to the admissions coordinator for clarification but they haven't returned my email and I need to finalize registration for the upcoming semester. I know that Barry requires all prerequisites to be no more than 10 years old by matriculation, but I am unsure of the timing of one prerequisite in particular. I took a sociology course during the spring semester in 2010, and if I were to be admitted to Barry next year, I'd start in 2020. The statements on the website say "prerequisites more than 10 years old will not be accepted" and another says "there is a 10 year limit by the year of matriculation". I know it is probably a silly question, but what do you think? I really want to avoid paying for another class if I don't have to.
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    Expired pre-reqs

    I am retaking anatomy and physiology, and a psych class next semester. To say it sucks to retake classes I passed with As, is an understatement!
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    Expired science courses in Florida

    Hi Sarah, Thank you. What was the name of the community college?
  5. Hello everyone, I hope someone can help me out... I graduated college in 2011 and there are about 4 classes that I will need to retake before they become "expired" per some of my prospective PA programs. I live in Florida and earned all of my college credits in the state of Florida. The programs I am applying to are also located in Florida. I met with an academic advisor at my local college to override an alert that was keeping me from registering for a few classes this fall. I was told that once you pass a class in the state of Florida with a C or better, you are not allowed to attempt the class again. The advisor reached out to the dean and he confirmed that I would not be able to register, but to "try a private university". That would be a viable option if one class didn't cost $2-3,000. I need to retake about 4. I understand the law is in place to maintain the integrity of GPAs, but what about people in my situation? This seems so unethical. To add insult to injury, I passed all of the courses with As. Does anyone know if there are other public colleges in Florida where you can appeal this rule? ~$8,000 out of pocket to retake 4 classes which may or may not result in admission to PA school seems like a risky investment. Is this my only option?
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    Bombed GRE Quant - need help

    I too am in my 30s applying to PA programs, so I completely understand your plight. My last college math class was about 12 years ago. I took the GRE and scored a 144 on the quantitative section. ? Statistically speaking, older test takers typically perform better on the verbal than the quantitative section in comparison to younger test takers, but unfortunately, I do not believe the admissions committees are sympathetic to that. What I would do is contact your prospective programs and ask them how critical the GRE scores are in the application process. The reality is your healthcare experience is probably superior to a majority of the applicants you are competing with, and you seem to have a strong upward trend with regards to your GPA. If most other aspects of your application are strong, and you performed well enough on other sections of the GRE, they may be willing to forgive a poor quantitative score on a case by case basis. At least, that is what the programs I am applying to informed me. With that said, I would still prepare for the prospect that your poor quantitative score is going to be an impediment to getting an interview this cycle. I am retaking it myself. I personally have been using Magoosh to some success, but the Khan Academy on YouTube has much better explanations of relatively simple math concepts that I have long forgotten.
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    Where can I take one course online?

    Thanks for the suggestion! I will check it out.
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    Where can I take one course online?

    As soon as possible. I was planning to apply June/July, and really didn't want to have this one class in progress. But if it comes to that, I guess there isn't much I can do. UC Berkeley seems like a good alternative.
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    Where can I take one course online?

    I need genetics online too. I wish I saw this thread sooner! How do I find more information about the USC Maymester courses? I can't find anything....
  10. Thank you for the reply! And congrats on your acceptance! I was looking into UC-San Diego or UC-Berkeley Extension. I thought about University of Phoenix, but was concerned about the credits and reputation, etc. I suppose it's not much of a problem after all. Were you able to register at any time, or were there deadlines for registration?
  11. Hey everyone! I hope someone out there can help. I am planning to apply to NSU-Davie sometime in June. Here is my dilemma: I know that this location is generally deluged with apps and they say on the website that they will accept applications with 1 or 2 courses in progress, but I have read/heard they won't review your application until they're completed. I have not yet finished genetics. I have two options for taking it in the summer, with one university's summer semester ending in late July, and the other in late August.To make matters worse, the one that ends in July is double the cost of the one that ends in August... :( But anyway, does anyone think that an in progress course that ends in August is way too late? I would ask Judy, but she is out until Monday and I need to register asap. Thanks!
  12. Oh I certainly wouldn't endorse that it would make finding employment easier. Just a suggestion. There are a ridiculous amount of CNA programs with inflated fees, and I figured this would save a step for some. At the end of the day, employers seem to value experience over everything else anyway (aside from the actual license of course). Which in and of itself presents a challenge procuring employment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Are you working full time? I wouldn't take more than 2 classes per semester if that's the case, because you do need to account for the labs as separate classes as well, typically. I would couple A&P 1 with gen chem 1, then the following semester tackle orgo (or chem 2? If you need it...) Simply because there may be things that you've forgotten in chem that can benefit you in orgo. I find A&P and gen chem to be complementary to each other in some ways. At the end of the day you are trying to boost your GPA, so you don't want overwhelm yourself and end up withdrawing or doing poorly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I figured I would share some information with prospective PA students in Florida seeking PCE and are short on cash and/or time. If you are interested in CNA licensure, it is not currently required to complete any sort of technical or vocational program. You are permitted to pay the fees and challenge the exam (considering you've adequately studied and prepared for it!) Also, there are a few urgent care centers around the state (particularly MDNow that I know for sure) willing to train for medical assistant positions who have the BXMO license only. You are also permitted to sit for the BXMO exam and obtain licensure without formal training as well. Just an FYI for anyone ambitious enough to try! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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