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applying to Quincy College part time program for Jan 2013

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by ryanalice ryanalice (Member)

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Hi,

Is anyone else applying to this program? The application deadline is July 15. I am planning to apply - now trying to figure out how I can take the prerequisites in time!

Ryan

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I am! I'm currently taking Chem and the A&P 1+2 tandem class, intense! Good luck!

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I am planning to apply. I have to schedule my accuplacer test this week.

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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I'm applying to the same cohort too! I'm taking Bio/Chem right now and will take A&P 1 in Summer Session 2. My biology class ends on 4/15 so after that, all my energy will go into Accuplacer.

What are you using to prepare for accuplacer's reading and sentencing portions? I don't find any materials out there specifically for Accuplacer.

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If you do not have to, I would not take AP during a summer session! It is a TON of information to squeeze into 5 weeks!

As of right now I have just been taking practice tests.

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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hi cally527-

I agree that 5 weeks will be super intense. But I will go full time by then so it should be fine. I want to get AP1 out of the way so I can take AP2 in the fall. I also plan to apply to other places so having AP1 done will be a lot better.

Where do you find accuplacer practice tests? I found some that aren't really official. I know there are apps for iphone/ipad but I don't have either one of those gadgets.

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I have used a couple of different sites.

http://www.accuplacer-test.com/

wcb.neit.edu/asc/prctctst.htm

http://www.accuplacertestquestions.com/

Also I have an old textbook from my Freshman year english class that has sentence structure. I plan to review that before I take the test as well.

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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Thanks Cally! Best of luck with your test!

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Hello all. I was planning on applying to this program originally, until I found out the deadline for the Fall FT program was still open... so I was accepted to start in Sept.

I am an A and B student, never received a C in my whole college career, but I had a difficult time with the accuplacer, took it twice and still wasn't satisfied with my scores. I got a 86 in Reading Comp, 105 in Sentence Skills and 85 in Arithmetic--- my first time. That wasn't good enough to apply because of the Reading Comp. score, so I took it again... got a 96 in Reading Comp., and kept the same scores on my other categories because I was tight for time and wanted to improve the score holding me back, what I used the second time to go up 10 points in Reading Comp. was the Accuplacer app. on my iphone/ipod... it's 1.99 BUT SO WORTH IT! It sets up the problems and questions like it would on the actual test, worth it, check it out!!! Good luck!

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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Just want to "revive" this thread. Anyone else applying to the 2013 pt program at QC? How's your preparation going?

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I'm planning to apply. I'm glad to find other people who are interested in QC's RN program! I took the accuplacer twice, but I'm concerned with my scores - mostly my reading score. I know what the minimums are, but does anyone have a sense of what scores 'actually' get you accepted? I wish I knew someone who got in last January/what they got! I know I can take it one more time so I'm trying to decide if I should or not. Any input would be awesome & good luck to everyone!

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umbdude has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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aj207- do a search on this site and you'll find a number of posts from previous years' applicants. Some of those are pretty telling.

Couple months ago I talked to admission and the adviser told me I need 100+ to be competitive. I took the test this week and got 114 on reading, 119 on sentence and 120 on math. I was told to talk to a counselor, and she advised me to retake because it was my first try and I should attempt to raise my reading and sentence score.

Did you talk to someone after you got your score? I think ultimately it depends on the applicant pool and it's hard to know exactly what score can get us in.

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