Does it matter which school to take pre-reqs- PLEASE HELP

  1. I am single mom and will be starting a new career. I graduated from college back in 2000. I need to take all my science pre-reqs to get into the nursing program and I need to know the best school to attend. Does it matter which school? I live near GPC but I have read good things about GTC.. Please help
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  3. by   an2on
    It doesnt matter at all where you take your prereqs. I went to GPC and then transferred to clayton state
  4. by   MsCRC
    Thank you and how were the professors? Did you attend the Dunwoody Campus?
  5. by   BabyLady
    Quote from an2on
    It doesnt matter at all where you take your prereqs. I went to GPC and then transferred to clayton state
    Uh, this is not all. I would say you were very lucky.

    This is the procedure you need to follow if you want to take your pre-reqs at another college than the one you plan on attending for nursing school.

    1. Get a college from the school you want to take your pre-reqs from..or print out the FULL course description from the courses you want to take.

    2. Set up an appointment with an advisor from the college that you want to attend...YES, they will do this even if you are not a student yet.

    3. The goal: To get them to review the course description to see IF they will accept the course for transfer...BEFORE you even take it.

    Many students are 100% unaware that colleges offer this type of advising and it is critical if you know in advance you are going to transfer. Some colleges have odd requirements such as the fact that there are certain courses that you HAVE to take nursing school had a very specific math course that you could not have transferred in, etc.

    However, just because you take a course at one college doesn't automatically mean it will transfer to another...nor will they tell you it will. They have to look at the courses in order to make that determination.
  6. by   MsCRC
    Wow I needed all that information. Is there difference in one school getting more credits accepted vs another school? I think I'm going to pick either GPC or GTC (for pre reqs)but I plan to transfer to Georgia State for BSN program. I just rather get all my pre-reqs at a cheaper college..
  7. by   dannicotton
    Ga State Requirements for traditional program are

    ENG Comp I and 2 ( Eng 1101 and 1102)
    Math Modeling of College Algebra (MTH 1101 or 1111)
    Bio I and II with Lab or Chem I and II with Lab ( Most schools require Chemistry)
    Microbiology with Lab

    They generally accept credit from any regionally accredited can check here

    All Schools have their own courses outside of above list as prereqs that you can only take there......
  8. by   MsCRC
    Thank you so much.... I love this site...
  9. by   MsCRC
    Are there any SCIENCE courses I shouldn't take in the same semester?
  10. by   falconwidow
    Here is my advice. It really matters where you want to go to nursing school, well sorta. If you want to go to North Georgia then I would take all your core there, because they don't require chemistry before you take A&P 1, 2 and micro. With that being said, I took all my pre-reqs at GPC Dunwoody and Clarkston, and got accepted to North Georgia for Fall of 2011. I had to take chem 1511 as a prereq for A&P 1 , 2 and micro. I don't think I'm allowed to give profesorrs name here, but I would recommend you go to to read their reviews. I know of several good ones. I just finished micro at the Dunwoody campus this May. Good luck to you. I'm a mom as well, it has been hard, but well worth it. You can do it!!!!
  11. by   MsCRC
    Thank you for your input. How was your experience at Dunwoody? Im so scared going back to school.
  12. by   falconwidow
    In my opinion and experience Dunwoody was great!!!! I really loved most of my professors. If you really want to be a nurse bad enough then you will do fine. I know for me it has always been a dream to be a nurse so I have put all my heart and soul into it. Good luck to you.
  13. by   Kel3
    Taking prereqs one place and then attending nursing school somewhere else is quite common and nothing that you need to worry about. I took most of my prereqs (4 semesters of full-time work) at GPC before transfering to Georgia State. There, I finished up my last 3 semesters of prereqs and will begin the nursing program this fall. Every single one of my classes transfered from GPC to GSU...with absolutely no issues. If you are interested in attending GSU, they even have a handy-dandy little tool that will show you exactly how classes at various schools will transfer in. For the most part, if you are taking classes at one University System of Georgia school, you will have no problem transfering credit to another USG school. Of course most schools have a course or two that can only be taken at their school (at GSU there are 2) but that's no big deal...look up that school's requirements and plan accordingly! I know MANY former GPC students who are currently in nursing schools other than GPC. A friend of mine from GPC just finished up her 2nd semester of Emory's SON. It's no big deal and saves lots of $!

    BTW--I really enjoyed GPC!! With the exception of algebra (which I took at Dunwoody) all of my classes were taken at Clarkston and I had some fantastic professors. Best of luck to you!!!
  14. by   MsCRC
    Thank you for all your input.. I really needed this information...