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ASU Post Bacc - 2019

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The TEAS test has 4 sections - reading, math, English, and science. The science section is about 95% A&P. If you are really strong in the other sections and you've already taken the first section of A&P, you could probably do well. I would take one of the practice tests from ATI and see how you do.

For CPR, it needs to be in-person BLS for Healthcare Providers. You can search through the American Heart Association website to find approved providers. Once you pick a program, you could also check with your ASU adviser just to be sure. I took mine from Heart Savers in Mesa, just to give an example. Hope that helps! :)

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Just wanted to add another perspective for those debating about working while in the program. I think it comes down to a) what grades you are ok with and b) what other obligations you have. If you are ok with getting some B's in the program, you could probably work part-time, especially if you don't have kids or other family obligations. If it's really important to you to get a 4.0, you probably shouldn't work. Also, if you're the primary caregiver for your kids, it would be really difficult to work and complete the program.

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Hello,

I have a few questions. I have completed all of my prerequisites except Bio 202. I was planning on taking an accelerated 8-week class over the summer and then taking the TEAS test. But now I am considering taking it in the fall becasue I am worried I wont do as well in an accelerated class and I don't want that to hurt my application GPA. I was wondering how much bio 202 material is on the TEAS test. Would I be able to still do well on the TEAS test without knowing that information or would I be able to teach it to myself???

lastly, What is the specific CPR certification we need to get and are there any recommended places/organizations to do it at/with? Lots of confusing information online.

Thanks in advance[/quote

I personally think AP2 is more testable than AP1. That being said, the TEAS questions are very straightforward regarding AP information- no tricks or confusing lead-in passages. If you're biology background is extremely limited then it may be more beneficial to take AP2 before the teas. Also something to think about, unless you're taking it through ASU (super expensive and don't recommend) you still would have to take an accelerated class in the fall because the course grade needs to be received by ASU and uploaded to your myasu info prior to December 15th (or a date similar to that... that's just when it was last year). They specifically told us that we could not sign up for a full semester fall course unlesss it was through ASU. So I would double check with an advisor about that to ensure you have enough time to finish the course in time for ASU to receive the grade. It is SO important to have all your ducks in a row because you don't want to have to give up a preliminary acceptance because you overlooked something.

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thanks so much. I did mention this to an advisor and she said nothing about having to take it at ASU (i definitely cannot afford that anyway lol) or haivng to do an accelerated fall course. I appreaciate the heads up.

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Great information! I was able to get petitions for my science classes approved already but unfortunately I do have to take HCR220. I have enrolled to take it this summer, starting in about a week. So after that, just have to get the TEAS done. Does anyone know how far in advance the TEAS needs to be taken for the grade to post to ASU? If I take it in August would that be ok?

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Great information! I was able to get petitions for my science classes approved already but unfortunately I do have to take HCR220. I have enrolled to take it this summer, starting in about a week. So after that, just have to get the TEAS done. Does anyone know how far in advance the TEAS needs to be taken for the grade to post to ASU? If I take it in August would that be ok?

That will be fine! If you take it at ASU then the score automatically gets posted to your account. If you take it elsewhere just make sure before you sign out that you opt to have the score sent to ASU immediately (bring a credit or debit card with you) and ASU should honor the posted date of the exam.

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thanks so much. I did mention this to an advisor and she said nothing about having to take it at ASU (i definitely cannot afford that anyway lol) or haivng to do an accelerated fall course. I appreaciate the heads up.

Unfortunately the advisors don't always have the most up to date information since a new advancement guide gets posted for every year (and usually at the last minute). So I had to scramble to sign up for an accelerated fall course to make sure I made the deadline. It's better to just err on the side of caution. Of course, the guidelines could be different for your application cycle.

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Okay so I looked back at the advancement guide we had, and for us it said that if a course in progress for fall was being taken at a maricopa community college, the course end date needed to be a couple weeks prior to Dec. 15. So that being said, you can still apply if you take a full semester course at a maricopa community college but you risk the grade not being posted by Dec. 15 because the transcript has to be sent to ASU and added to your DARS. Usually it only takes a couple days for processing, but because it is the end of the semester there could always be an influx of transcripts and you end up going past Dec. 15. It may not be make or break as the school tends to be flexible with their accepted students on deadlines, but again, I wouldn't personally risk it if I were applying.

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Do they offer many clinical site downtown or over on the Peoria side of town at all? How often were people having to go out to tempe/mesa/ Gilbert etc side of town for clinicals?

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Do they offer many clinical site downtown or over on the Peoria side of town at all? How often were people having to go out to tempe/mesa/ Gilbert etc side of town for clinicals?

So we honestly didn't even know where the clinical sites were going to be when we signed up. Like for instance, one morning in March we woke up to an email telling us which courses to register for for both summer and fall and we kinda all just randomly picked a PB group without even knowing who else was signing up for which group and where we would be going. I think we all found out at the end of April where our summer clinical placements would be and we just found out on Thursday about our critical care rotations. Clinical sites change with every cohort as well. But to answer your second question, clinical sites are all over the valley with rotations out in Chandler/Gilbert, North Phoenix, Central Phoenix, North Scottsdale, etc. But I will say that we have to be there so early that no matter where you're at, you'll beat traffic so the driving time really isn't that bad. :)

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