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  1. 0 Hi, I am going to be applying to UCHSC this fall. In planning my pre-reqs, should I take a basic biology course prior to taking A&P I? I do already have a BA degree but not in the sciences, if that makes a difference. It has been 15 years since I've been in school. I welcome any opinions!

    thanks
    Adrienne
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  3. Visit  Sand_Dollar profile page
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    Hi Adrienne,
    You may want to post this under students, pre-nursing to get more response. I am taking AP1 through PCC and they have either Bio 105 or 105 as a pre-req to AP.
    Good luck!
  4. Visit  Dennis88 profile page
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    If you can find a school that will let you take A&P 1 without taking a bio prereq, you don't really need it. But I've been taking my prereqs (I also have a previous degree) at CC Aurora and they've been pretty picky about making sure I have the appropriate prereqs before letting me register for classes.
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    thanks, Dennis88, I'm looking at CC Aurora and CC Denver. Do you know about the statistics course MAT 135? Did they require a pre-req for that too at CC Aurora?

    Adrienne
  6. Visit  Sand_Dollar profile page
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    I know down at PCC (I think most of the CCs are the same, course wise) you just need completion of Mat 106 with a C or equivalent test scores (accuplacer). I'm going to be taking Mat 135 this fall (along with Mat 121, yuck!)
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    Quote from amac71
    thanks, Dennis88, I'm looking at CC Aurora and CC Denver. Do you know about the statistics course MAT 135? Did they require a pre-req for that too at CC Aurora?
    I took MAT 135 at CCA and they did verify that I had the prereq(s) before letting me register. I'm not sure what the prereq(s) are because I had taken a lot of math (like advanced calculus) when I got my undergrad degree so that satisfied them.
  8. Visit  cabanaboy profile page
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    Quote from amac71
    Hi, I am going to be applying to UCHSC this fall. In planning my pre-reqs, should I take a basic biology course prior to taking A&P I? I do already have a BA degree but not in the sciences, if that makes a difference. It has been 15 years since I've been in school. I welcome any opinions!

    thanks
    Adrienne
    I too had been out of school for 15 years before taking A and P. It isn't necessary to take Biology unless the school requires it.

    I took stats online through CCC online. They did verify that I had completed a college level math course as a prerequisite.
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  9. Visit  Benedina profile page
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    I tried to sign up for A & P online through ccconline (FRCC) Spring 09, and found that even though I had (long ago) taken the Bio prereq I would have to pass the placement test to be allowed to register. FRCC, at least, doesn't allow prereqs older than 7 years. I passed the placement test, but too late to register for A & P Spring 09--so I'll have to take it this summer.

    The Biology placement test was *not* a piece of cake, by the way. I routinely ace SAT/GRE type tests, but only got a 78 on the Bio test. I'm glad to say that was high enough to pass. I got ahold of a Pearson online college bio text and studied for a night or two and I definitely would have flunked if I hadn't done that.

    MAT 135 requires an accuplacer test, too.

    Good luck!

    Dina
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    thanks Dina, was the accuplacer test for the math as difficult as the BIO?

    Adrienne
  11. Visit  Sand_Dollar profile page
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    I hadn't had algebra in 20+ years, although I did mark my daughter's intro to algebra schoolwork (homeschooled). I took the accuplacer and got put into Mat 121, college algebra, so it wasn't too hard. I never took the Bio one so I can't compare those, sorry.
  12. Visit  Benedina profile page
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    Hi, Adrienne. I didn't take the math accuplacer because my old stats class was accepted. (If I apply to UCHSC I'll need to retake stats--but I'm applying to UNC, which won't make me retake.) One encouraging note on any of these tests. You can simply take it, and if you fail, go off and study and retake. I think they want you to wait at least 24 hours for a retake, and they charge you $5 for retakes. They have tutorials available on their website that give you a very fair idea of what the test will cover. (This is more true for their math test than their bio test, but I used the bio tutorial as a study guide for the Pearson material I bought.)

    Dina
  13. Visit  Dennis88 profile page
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    Quote from Benedina
    I tried to sign up for A & P online through ccconline (FRCC) Spring 09, and found that even though I had (long ago) taken the Bio prereq I would have to pass the placement test to be allowed to register. FRCC, at least, doesn't allow prereqs older than 7 years. I passed the placement test, but too late to register for A & P Spring 09--so I'll have to take it this summer.
    I know it's too late for you now, but you can register for CCCOnline classes through any of the CCs. Aurora didn't care that my prereqs were 15 years old, so if you have a problem with the age of your prereqs from one CC, try another.
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  14. Visit  Motherwisdomdoula profile page
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    Hi Dina,

    I'm interested in going back to school for nursing ( I have a BA in a non science), and I am hoping to register for some of the prerequisites this summer at FRCC Westminister. I am about to take the biology placement test next week and was wondering if you could tell me how detailed the test is. I have been studying for a couple of weeks now, although a lot the material is new for me. I feel that I could do pretty well. But everyone says how difficult this placement test is. What makes is so difficult? Do you have any tips for preparing for it? I would really appreciate any advice you (or anyone else) could give.

    Thanks!

    -Danielle


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