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I've been out of highschool for a good 10yrs, however I did attend Humber College back in 05. My question is regarding prerequisites (math specifically)... What's the best way to get them?? ilc.org? thru the college itself?
At Humber I had to take A&P, micro and pathology so I'm not sure where to start in the upgrading process?? ie; upgrading the sciences for good measure along with math or, focusing on math only.
I probably seem ultra nervous, but I just want to be able to apply to school knowing I'm ready for it. I'm at a stage in my life where I need to get 'er done and not waste any more time.
Thanks so much,
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- Dec 9, '12 by loriangel14I would start by asking the school. They can probably guide you to the best resource for upgrading. I did mine through my college.
- Dec 13, '12 by industriousantThis is EXACTLY my situation.
I'm a mature student too, looking for advice on getting my pre-requisites. I"ll probably be living in Peterborough. I could do my physiology online, but the rest I would like to do in a class if possible. I'm missing mostly my science courses.
I am aiming for attending U of T, Ryerson or Trent University.
Lindsay, if you find any information, please post and update.
- Dec 19, '12 by ellemo83I'm looking at the collaborative BscN program with GBC, Centennial and Ryerson. So, I called to get more info.
They told me they do look at high school transcripts (which I figured) even as mature students. Along with any other transcripts you may possess. The only thing I don't have on my high school and college transcripts is math. University level math. So I'm signing up to take the courses thru ilc.org.
- Dec 19, '12 by industriousantCool! Did they tell you this information all over the phone? Did you just tell them what was on your transcripts? How did they verify what you needed and didn't need. I'm in Japan right now, so wondering if I can call them, or fax/email them stuff.
Gonna have to get my HS transcripts! Fun!
- Dec 21, '12 by toronto_nurseYou need to know what their cut off averages are for the school you want to attend. For BScN it usually ranges in the 80s. For GBC/Centennial collaborative with Ryerson its mid-80s and for Ryerson its usually high to low 90s. You need your high school diploma and your top 6 including the prerequisites. The school's website will list the prerequisites required. ILC is a great economical way to get your missing prerequisites but it all depends on your learning style. Some people prefer classroom settings where there is structure and deadlines where as ILC depends on your own scheduling and motivation.
One thing I will add is that being a mature student places you at a disadvantage because priority always goes to students who are applying directly from high school thereby mature students tend to have to present higher averages.
Once you have all your prerequisites you can apply on the OUAC website.