I hate to correct anyone (ok, not really...lol), but 4.0 students get turned away in El Centro's program.
The competition is so fierce! However, it bobbles from 4.0 to 3.77 from semester to semester. Spring '06 had 15 students with 4.0's get declined a postition. I'm sure they made it for Fall '06, if they reapplied, though.
(Fall '06 was 3.77, and Spring '07 was back to 4.0 with the NET being used to break ties!)
NLC is a satellite for ECC's program. Brookhaven has their own now, with Mountain View being their satellite school.
The lectures aren't really lectures. They are mostly 'reading from the Powerpoint' mostly, and you get nothing if the Powerpoint isn't working!
Yes, we are having to read & teach ourselves mainly, and yes, there is a high withdrawal rate. Three tests in, and we've lost 10 out of 50 students, just at the North Lake Campus.
We just took our 4th exam, over Fluid and Electrolytes and Nutrition, etc, and it was a terrible test. I wouldn't be suprised if we loose another 10 just from that one test.
If you get two 70's or below during any one semester, you are kicked out of the program, it doesn't matter if you made 100's on the other tests.