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ASU Post Bacc - 2019

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Definitely. Any idea what the poll included other than a date and time that works?

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What is the name of the 2018 group's FB Page so I can try and post on it?

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Nevermind. I found it! :)

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Does anyone know how registering for classes works? I know they are sending out instructions tomorrow but this makes me so nervous. Signing up for classes at my previous school was very stressful. Is it straight forward? Any advice for signing up for classes????

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It's straightforward. You're told what classes you have to sign up for and you take them together at the same time. The only difference is your clinical group. That'll probably be multiples of 8. On blackboard the class section numbers will correspond to each clinical group 1-6 (or however many your cohort has). Make sure you're viewing the full list of all classes instead of just open or write down all the numbers so you make sure you know which is 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. if you decide to form a group ahead of time instead of randomly choosing try to coordinate that through Facebook. Inevitably not everyone might know that some people wanna be together already. People were usually pretty good about swapping out of a group and into another "random" group, at least that first semester. I think we had groups shift around every semester just based on people deciding they wanted out of some groups or times/days conflicted with something else in their schedule. But it is first come first serve for the clinical groups. Everyone signs up at the same time! You also sign up kindly for clinical placements (each clinical group will correspond to a site unknown to you/the program yet). Once those sites have been identified it can be difficult to swap around because your info has already been sent to be sites and it can get confusing. Some sites will only take a certain number of people so you could potentially get bumped (I think they asked for volunteers when this happened).

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Can anyone give more information on summer session. I know for spring sessions we have 8 total clinical days and 10 lab days? For summer how many actual clinical days do we have and how many lab days? Are all classes mandatory in the summer?

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Over the summer it's pretty much mandatory to go to every class and you have class or clinical every day of the week.

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Can anyone give more information on summer session. I know for spring sessions we have 8 total clinical days and 10 lab days? For summer how many actual clinical days do we have and how many lab days? Are all classes mandatory in the summer?

Over the summer you'll have lecture for about 6 hours Tues/Thurs and clinical or lab M/W/F. Some groups have 1-2 clinicals on Saturdays as well. Pretty much everything is mandatory and I definitely would recommend not missing a single day of pediatrics if at all possible. You'll also have an online evidence-based practice research class and an online geriatrics course. For us, we had an assignment due pretty much every day and at least 1 exam every week. So definitely make sure you have a calendar and write everything down!

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Thank you!

What about for the fall? What does your class and clinical schedule look like?

Who are the go to professors for help and who is not very helpful?

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Our schedule for fall was a little wonky. It's hard to really give an accurate description because classes got switched around for days/times for the first half versus second half and a bunch of classes weren't required. But consistently we had class Thursday Friday from 7:30 to 10:15 and then Thursday 12-1:15 and Friday 10:45-1:15 followed by 1:30 to 2:45 (sometimes). Then Tuesday Wednesday on certain days you have lab/clinical for complex care the first half of the semester. Then the second half you self schedule for immersion/transition to practice. We also had one easy leadership class online. Monday's we had clinical for community health. You have a lot more free time and wiggle room in fall. But your schedule could be different as your spring schedule is slightly different than ours was. But you'll find out your summer and fall schedule about halfway through spring semester I think? In terms of professors, it could change. They were all pretty approachable and are fine if you call/text for clarification so take advantage of that as needed. scheduling a meeting for office hours is helpful to review old exams!

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Is there a person you reccomend asking for when I call financial aid? I'm having a hard time getting them to understand the post bacc and actual cost of attendance certifying amount?

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Is there a person you reccomend asking for when I call financial aid? I'm having a hard time getting them to understand the post bacc and actual cost of attendance certifying amount?

Ugh tbh the whole financial aid thing was a bit of a nightmare for many of us, myself included. The problem is that ASU's COA (cost of attendance) is directly reflective of what the government or powers that be decided the COA is for students at this school. Unfortunately, the post-bacc program is NOT included in this amount. Meaning, our COA is the exact same as a first time undergrad student majoring in business or film, even though their tuition is less than half of ours. So the extra post-bacc fees included in our tuition can not be certified by the school, even if we request a loan to cover that amount. They will only certify up to what the typical COA is for any undergrad. You kind of have to get creative and it's different for everyone. For me, I was able to take out the full allotted amount of fed loans for the entire 2017-2018 school year for our spring semester, which ended up being $12,500 and was enough to cover my tuition. Many others were not able to get this full amount for one reason or another. For the summer, I went to a private bank with a co-signer. And then for fall I was only able to take out the normal fed loan amount for a single semester, so $7,250, and then had to go to a private bank for the rest. My allotted fed loan amounts were different from others, though. I got the absolute maximum. But if you have a family or significant other in the picture, the amount of fed loans you can take out will be lower. ASU, thankfully, also certified my private loans. But they didn't for everyone. Or at least not the full amounts they requested. I'm honestly unsure how it all works out on their end. But I do know that many had to go to parents or other family members because we weren't able to get the loan amounts we needed. I am completely independent with no support or income so that's why it was slightly easier for me to get the maximum. I wish I had better advice. :/

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