Quote from mummer43
I am going to start my pre-reqs for an accelerated BSN program this summer and when I called to register for A&P, I was told I needed to take a test.
I already have a bachelors degree and I won't be getting my degree from the community college where I want to take the classes. Does anyone think I can have the test requirement waived?
What kind of test are they asking you to take? If it is the "can you read? Can you add and multiply?" kind of test, then asking them to waive it based on your having passed college classes is reasonable. They dont have to, but it can't hurt to ask.
I looked at the websites of a couple community colleges near me. Some had A+P I as a level 1 class that only required the read/add type of test. Some had A+P as a second level Bio course that required a semester of both college Bio and college Chemistry to register. Their perogative.
If the head of the Biology department is the person to talk to about exceptions, then it sounds like they require a previous college Bio class for their program. Having an unrelated BS degree won't cover that.
For what it's worth, I've taken classes at a couple community colleges since I got my degree. I took the "can you read?" tests because I had to and was really surprised at how much math I had forgotten. These were "sign your name and pay us $20 and you're admitted!" colleges- totally noncompetitive admissions. But that only gets people in the doors- it doesn't mean they are qualified to take any class that school offers.
If they do require a previous semester of collge Biology for A+P, I think taking a 50 question test with a passing score of 25% to avoid it is a pretty sweet deal. My suggestion would be to just take the test- it will likely be faster than trying to get an exception made for you.