Is this fair?

  1. Good afternoon!

    I have an issue and I need to see if I'm just over reacting or not. This week was finals week and the pressure was of course on but it didn't start out all that great.

    The first exam was a complete disaster. It was multiple choice with an essay but for some odd reason the first ten or fifteen questions they were paragraphs. To make it worse, some of the questions were confusing. I had to read one of the questions three times and even then I still didn't understand.

    You would probably think I didn't study but NOTHING from the outline of the syllabus and the document with notes that we got got came on there. Now even though most of the class failed, the school rules says we have to pay to resit. I'm talking ten grand here that no one has on them and we need to pay before January.

    Do you think that's fair? For almost 80% of the class to fail and have to pay for something that wasn't our fault?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Ten grand to re-take an exam? What the heck kind of school is this? (Let me guess- a for-profit, right?)
  4. by   CallMeSally
    Yeah, pretty much.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Any chance of cutting your losses and finding another school?
  6. by   CallMeSally
    Only school that accepted me. All the others are full plus they are more expensive.
  7. by   203bravo
    Weather it fair or not is irrelevant -- it is school policy and I must assume that you knew this going into the program.. so your choice is to pay the fee and retake the exam or move on.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from CallMeSally
    Only school that accepted me. All the others are full plus they are more expensive.
    I cannot imagine something more expensive than a $10K exam re-take.
  9. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Yikes, $10k to retake an exam?

    Being a nurse is not worth that kind of extortion.
  10. by   203bravo
    Dollars to doughnuts it's not 10k to simply resit an exam.. OP mostly likely must repeat the entire semester and tuition is 10k.... I just cannot imagine any school for profit or public that would even attempt to charge 10k for a single exam.
  11. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from CallMeSally
    Only school that accepted me. All the others are full plus they are more expensive.
    Quote from ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Yikes, $10k to retake an exam?

    Being a nurse is not worth that kind of extortion.
    What about a junior college? My ADN was less than 10k!

    CallMeSally: some of those for-profit schools love having students like you. They want students that "just can't wait" or "nobody else accepted me". They know these "desperate" students will pay out the butt, and once they get that first juicy chunk of your money, they don't care if you fail. More students like you will come and cough up more dough for an easy in. You had to wonder why it was so easy to get in there, right?

    I would cut my losses there before you're in debt so bad, you'll never pay it back.
  12. by   caliotter3
    Give me ten grand and I'll certify that not only did you pass, you excelled.
  13. by   ixchel
    Is this a for-profit school?
  14. by   TruvyNurse
    Where are you going to school?!?!

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