Quote from mtsteelhorse
I'm getting a bit concerned about Ohio Univ. I called to check on transcript evals. Now they tell me I might not know exactly what courses are required until after the first class starts. That sounds a bit weird to me. I'd like to know before I start what I have to take. Anyone else dealt with them???
Not exactly encouraging but it may be nothing more than the usually overload as the semester starts. I was able to speak to one of the counselors last week to ask some general questions and was encouraged by the response, which of course is "unofficial". Some of the questions (answers) below.
1) With OU using quarter hours, how are classes from schools on the tradtional semester hour system evaluated? (by content with full qtr hr credit when substantially similiar - so for example Nutrition at 3 credits from a traditonal semester pgm will equate to the OU requirement and you will get 4 qtr hrs of credit - same for A&P at 4 s/hrs of credit each = to the OU reqt of 5 qtr//hr credit).
2) How are the transfer credits for Fine Arts, Humanities & Lit and Cross-Cultural Perspectives courses determined - what are the criteria? (Fine Arts is generally anything related to the Arts, such as music appreciation, film studies, communcations, art history - Humanities&Lit generally any writing, history, philosophy, speech, journalism - higher level English & Speech will satisfy the "Junior Composition" reqt - Cross-Cultural are any Anthro, Soc, religion, communcations courses that examine other cultures, e. g., Cultural Anthro).
3) Can the Philosophy reqt be satisfied by other than Philos courses (yes, courses in Humanities often are used for this - doesn't have to be "Philosophy" per se).
4) Will any other Psych courses satisfy the Child Dev/Childhood & Adolesent Development requirement (yes, any Developmental or Lifespan Psych course will satisfy this).
Understand that the responses I'm getting are designed to make OU attractive to prospective students, so they have the most postive spin possible on them. Still, I think, the answers are encouraging and I wouldn't sweat not having the evaluation in hand at the start of the semester. However, I would hedge my bet by taking just one class - assume they will let you let you register for the Transistions in Nursing class (NRSE 300) - and wait to see what the official eval provides. That way, you've started the program without investing too heavily in it (either in time or money) and if the eval is not what you expected, you can easily transition to another program elsewhere.
I plan to get my application into OU in the next couple of weeks and will be interested to hear how you've fared. Keep in touch!