Only five prereq classes now and the new test is math proficiency and reading comprehension with a 75% in only two attempts. There is also a fee for the test.
What do you think? Will there be any other additions? The repeated courses will lower the total score and transfer scores will lower total score.
I also took both english classes with Schoolcraft College and Microbiology, so I don't think I have a chance. What program would you recommend around Livonia/Novi/Walled Lake area? Schoolcraft has a 4 year wait list. I'm kind of frustrated. I've been looking at programs since I was 18 years old, not really serious about them now but now I'm ready to do something. I'm 23 and getting old now, lol. I'd like to get a career by 30.
What is this new reading comprehension and math entry test going to be like? Since it is only 75% to get in, it must be much harder? Will there be a points system? Do you think this system will work and everyone will not have 4.0's? Why don't they just give the TEAS test? Why do they have to have a specialized test?
Since transfer scores lower the score, will you have to retake everything at OCC or do you think they will even admit anyone with transfer scores? I think they should give people that reside within the Oakland Community College district priority too or extra points. They didn't really explain the points system much. There should be extra points if the candidate had an excellent GPA but was not admitted after one or two years of not being admitted?
I have taken ALL of the classes on the OCC website except Anatomy & Physiology. The Microbiology class was taken in 2008, so I don't know if it expires or something. I had a 4.0 in my microbiology class.
Last edit by rystle on Apr 21, '12
I'm not sure what the test will be like.....As for the points...I was going to try and apply at Baker and they do the point system also....Diff. criteria meant diff. points...Like a retake took 1 pt off the score..but a transfer took 2 points away per class transferred..they also had a limit on the number of transfer that were able to come in. Since they are implementing this in the following year and NOT next, and you have all the classes required, I suggest that you take summer classes for anatomy 1 and take anatomy 2 in the fall and then you can still apply by December and not go by the new criteria. Summer classes start soon so I would get on it. Good Luck
Last edit by traumaRUs on Apr 26, '12
: Reason: Per OP request