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Yes, I am attending! I waited a little bit to decide but ultimately decided to go
I graduate from my first degree a week before we would start at DeSales so I'm excited but also have so much to do before then, but looking forward to finally starting my nursing degree! I wonder where the rest of us are that have been accepted/are attending?!
Question for you all --- have you completed all your pre-reqs? I'm wondering because I have to schedule Developmental Psych. I have been planning on taking it online this semester (in addition to my regular undergraduate schedule) since my school does not over it for the Life Span But I'd really like to be able to take it with the rest of my courses since I am paying more than enough to take classes there right now and so I do not have to pay additional moolah for a comm. college class. Have any of you taken not exactly Dev. Psych for the Life Span?
JennJF - I am going to answer you on this feed. I did send in my money also.
I have completed all my pre-reqs. I actually just CLEPed out of the developmental psych course. I took Human growth my first year in college 5 years ago and they didn't count it bc i didn't have through death and dying. I didn't feel like spending money, so i studied using the CLEP book and took that test for $100 instead. It's an option if you have any psychology background.
I actually got in touch with DeSales yesterday and decided to do just that --- I don't have a huge psych background, but considering I planned otherwise on taking the course, I'm just going to teach it to myself, and a professor at my school said she'd be willing to be a resource as well. It seems the exams aren't too too challenging, but what did you think?
I used the CLEP study guide book for the Human Growth and Development test. I found it was a good review for the test, but I still found the test to be difficult. It was based much more on case studies and research more so then applying the theories of developmental psychology. Also, there was much more stress on infant through adolescence vs adulthood and death. If you do study and use resources, you'll be fine. The only thing that sucks is that you can only take it once every 6 months. So its a make it or break it test day. Let me know if you are interested in the Book. I'd be willing to get it to you.
Thanks for the feedback! I found a course on "iTunes U" that I've been listening to and then I have a textbook I'll maybe supplement with. But for now, I'm seeing how much I can gain from doing this "course" (it's recorded lectures from UC Irvine's Developmental Psych class ... we'll see!). I'd really really appreciate the CLEP Study Guide if you're still offering! That'd be great! I'll PM you with my address and we can figure out how to do this!
Hey NellyWaffer, <br><br>Thanks for the feedback! I found a course on "iTunes U" that I've been listening to and then I have a textbook I'll maybe supplement with. But for now, I'm seeing how much I can gain from doing this "course" (it's recorded lectures from UC Irvine's Developmental Psych class ... we'll see!). I'd really really appreciate the CLEP Study Guide if you're still offering! That'd be great! I can't PM you, so maybe if you could e-mail me? It's email@example.com
I found this thread and figured I would say hello to my future peers as I will also begin the accelerated program at DeSales this May. I am very excited for this program and it starts about a week after I finish the last of my pre-reqs! AH! Is anyone a local??
I'm pretty local --- I live in Upper Bucks, about 35-40 min from DeSales. Are you local?
I'm excited to begin as well! I am actually a senior right now finishing my first degree. I graduate on the 11th and then we have orientation 6 days later! Kind of annoying but exciting. So I guess I'm kind of in the same boat as you --- finishing up my pre-reqs right before we begin. I actually completed one yesterday (took my Human Growth & Development CLEP exam), and I am taking A&P right now.
I've started to look into getting textbooks and getting all my clearances and all. Also, I have to get CPR certified. Lots to do but I'm excited about it (for now ... haha)
Glad to see someone else here before we meet for real on the 17th!