Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 75

Anyone out there have info on the school in Arecibo, PR? It is a 24 month program that begins in August. I'd love to hear anything, thanks. zzzzzgirl... Read More

  1. by   StCroixFutureNurse
    About the application...just do it online and then send in ur info. It's fine.
    http://admisiones.inter.edu/
  2. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from snowshyne
    Would you mind sending me the info as well? I've been trying to figure out how to contact "E" as well

    And by the way, thank you for all of the wonderful info that you've given everyone over time. You, WorldTraveling Yogi, and others have been very helpful to everyone.
    I'm so sorry--I just saw this now! For some reason I don't always get emails when there is a new post. I'll PM you the info now.

    I'm glad that we can help I love my school, my classmates and my professors. Even though the school is extremely frustrating at times, I wouldn't give up this experience for anything. So, I like to help others out who are considering the school.
  3. by   designer-mommy
    Here is the application online:

    https://ssb.inter.edu:8000/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

    I hope that works! I did mine in person, so I'm not exactly sure how the process is. It looks like it is in both English and Spanish though.
  4. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from snowshyne
    On their website, it indicates that an interview is required prior to being accepted into the program. However, in all of these posts I've read, I don't recall seeing any mention of an interview. I don't mind going of course, but I wonder if they now have different criteria. Has anyone else had an interview?
    No there is no interview unless this is something they just implemented. However this school is very casual so they may come off as formal but there is nothing formal here and even if things are required, there are ways around everything. So even if they say that now they require an interview, which I highly doubt, then you could ask if you can do it over the phone.

    Quote from snowshyne
    I also asked if the program started any other time of the year than August, and I was told that I could begin in November. Has anyone else started in November? I think I'll probably take some classes online beginning in November and apply for next August. I know that Christian religion and History of Puerto Rico can be taken online, so I'll do those for now.
    Yes you can start in November but they don't really advertise this. They told me no last year but I know a few people that started in November. You can only start the accelerated program in Nov. Basically you join the non accelerated group and then catch up to the accelerated group. The accelerated program has no general ed besides History of PR and Christan Faith. The non accelerated program has GE. So you take their nursing classes and there is just one class you have to make up. I don't know exactly how it works but by Aug of the next year you should be caught up.

    Yes I agree with StCroixFutureNurse. Start now in Nov. Don't wait until next August. Those two GE classes are so easy. You can do them online while taking your other classes.
  5. by   snowshyne
    Thank you all so much for the information and the links! I would LOVE to go this November, but I'm not sure I will financially ready by then. I need to save up for another vehicle too. I am going to try to get everything lined up so I can try to squeeze in in November. I'll let you know if I make it in time. It's my priority right now, so we'll see...

    Thanks again for the information!
  6. by   Ambitious-Girl
    Designer-Mommy--Your still here? hmmm..you're NOT telling me something? lol.Is the school paying you for this?!?
  7. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from Ambitious-Girl
    Designer-Mommy--Your still here? hmmm..you're NOT telling me something? lol.Is the school paying you for this?!?
    Um....what is that supposed to mean--I'm still here?? I've been in the school for 1 year now (started last August) and in this thread for well over that because I, like most people, was researching my options in regards to the school before I jumped into anything.

    And why would the school pay me to write in a forum? Their program is doing well enough on its own, they don't need students to advertise about it. I just happen to love my school, and if you have read all of my posts you will see that I have also highlighted the negatives about it as well. I doubt I would have done that if they were paying me. That's just an asinine question. WorldTravelingYogi helps just as much as I do. Why don't you ask her if she gets paid for posting here? She's a good friend of mine, and I can assure you that she doesn't get anything for posting here either. I honestly thought I was helping out here, but if there are people like you who think I have an ulterior motive I can just stop helping. I take time out of my busy schedule (unpaid time) to help, so it wouldn't be hard to just walk away
  8. by   snowshyne
    Quote from Ambitious-Girl
    Designer-Mommy--Your still here? hmmm..you're NOT telling me something? lol.Is the school paying you for this?!?
  9. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from Ambitious-Girl
    Designer-Mommy--Your still here? hmmm..you're NOT telling me something? lol.Is the school paying you for this?!?
    OK, never mind my last post, because I think I know who you are LOL I saw that you go to this school, what you did for a living and what state you're from, so I think I know who it is. I thought you had a different name on here though?? It's funny, before I even saw all that, I told my husband hmmmm, this looks like ___'s writing So, knowing who you are, I don't think you meant that in a bad way, so disregard my last post!

    But no, they're not paying me for this. If they were, you know I would have told you about it
  10. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from snowshyne
    Thank you all so much for the information and the links! I would LOVE to go this November, but I'm not sure I will financially ready by then. I need to save up for another vehicle too. I am going to try to get everything lined up so I can try to squeeze in in November. I'll let you know if I make it in time. It's my priority right now, so we'll see...

    Thanks again for the information!

    I think you will regret it if you wait until next August. And remember this school does not have any pre-reqs. So I wasted 2 years of pre-reqs and I could have been doing this program during that time and I would have been finished in 2010 not just starting in 2010.

    I realize finances are always an issue. Hopefully you can figure it out in the next 10 weeks. Goodluck.
  11. by   snowshyne
    Quote from WorldTravelingYogi
    I think you will regret it if you wait until next August. And remember this school does not have any pre-reqs. So I wasted 2 years of pre-reqs and I could have been doing this program during that time and I would have been finished in 2010 not just starting in 2010.

    I realize finances are always an issue. Hopefully you can figure it out in the next 10 weeks. Goodluck.

    I keep thinking the exact same thing. You mentioned that the accelerated program is the one that can start in November. I'm not sure I would be eligible for that program though since I don't have a prior degree. All I have is two years worth of prerequisites - mostly science classes that I don't think will transfer. I've also had computer classes, math, writing - the basics. I tried calling yesterday to talk to them about the November program a little more in-depth, but I was told to call back on Monday.

    Last night, I was reviewing the old posts to try to figure out the best places to live. Places that are not too expensive and not too far from the school. I might just go check everything out next month and see what there is and talk to the school If I could either find a roommate or a reasonable place to live, it might be doable in November - if they would allow me to do that program. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
  12. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from snowshyne
    I keep thinking the exact same thing. You mentioned that the accelerated program is the one that can start in November. I'm not sure I would be eligible for that program though since I don't have a prior degree. All I have is two years worth of prerequisites - mostly science classes that I don't think will transfer. I've also had computer classes, math, writing - the basics. I tried calling yesterday to talk to them about the November program a little more in-depth, but I was told to call back on Monday.

    Last night, I was reviewing the old posts to try to figure out the best places to live. Places that are not too expensive and not too far from the school. I might just go check everything out next month and see what there is and talk to the school If I could either find a roommate or a reasonable place to live, it might be doable in November - if they would allow me to do that program. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    snowshyne I don't believe there is a non accelerated program that starts in Nov. But don't quote me on that. Dessigner-mommy may know more or hopefully you can get the info from the school tomorrow. You can always apply anyway as it doesn't cost anything.
  13. by   designer-mommy
    They will allow you to start the accelerated program if you have approximately 4 general education classes left, but no more. That's what kept me out of the accelerated program--I was a few over the limit. So, you may want to check that out snowshyne.

    Also, I noticed that the associates degree follows the same "track" as the accelerated program. I was wondering what would stop someone from starting as an associate degree seeker and then switching to bachelors after a few trimesters?? I probably would have thought of that for myself, but when I started, the associates wasn't accredited so I didn't even think about going that route. If I would have done that, I probably would have been finished in June. Blahhhhhhhh!!!! Oh well, things happen for a reason, right? And I wouldn't suggest trying that route until you ask one of the directors at the school if you can switch from associates to bachelors with no problem. They tend to be strict about some things, so you never know LOL But I'm thinking that if you just want your associates you could *probably* start in November since they follow the same track as the accelerated. But like I said---ask!!!

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