yes, so far so good. this program is pretty unique. they cram a lot of stuff in the short time we have. so keeping on top of things is a bit of a challenge. the application process for me did not seem all that intense. i filled out the forms, submitted the essays, got a couple of references and sent it in. eventually, i was told what my prerequisite requirements would be based on my transcripts (and my work experience). for example, my background is engineering, so i was able to justify why i didn't need to take a statistics class. as far as where you take your prereq's, they really don't care. i had 3 to take and i took them all through online community colleges, one of which was not even in the state i lived in at the time. so don't worry about that. after some time, i was told that i qualified for an interview. normally, they want you to do this in person, but i asked if it would be ok to do a phone interview and they let me. about 3 weeks after the phone interview i found out that i was accepted.
there were over 200 qualified applicants in my class and they accepted 48 of us. there are 10 men and 38 women. it is quite a mix, some are 'old' like me, i'm 36. others are in their early 20's. lots of folks have advanced degrees such as in public health or psychology. they also have a lot of extracurricular activities, volunteering, and many have lived overseas. this is not to deter you, but just to prepare you for the types of folks that made it through the process. i applied to a couple of programs with this being my first choice. i suggest you might do the same simply because the demand for positions is much higher than what's available, for this program and most others.
best of luck you to. apply as early as you can and submit a petition to be excused from as many prerequisites as you think you might be able to justify. i got more excused than i thought i would, so it never hurts to ask.
by the way, what is it like living in key west? i've been there a couple of times and it's great. the locals are very nice but it seems like it takes a special personality to actually live there.