Hi! I am a 1st year student at COD! There weren't as many applicants when I applied... I'm not sure the exact amount but I know it wasn't 1000! I'm not sure how they used to do things before, but now when you apply you have to have a lot done! You have to take the HESI test, there's a fee (maybe $100?), you have to have your physical and titers drawn, etc. My advice is to take Micro, Psych, and Nutrition ASAP! There are some students that still have to take some of them, and it's just a lot to handle all at once! So, if you can, I would take those before you start. I personally don't think the HESI was that bad, but I studied (some people didn't!). They took out the biology and chemistry sections (and A&P?). So it was only Math, reading comprehension, vocab, and grammar
. I would absolutely get the HESI Admission Assessment Study Guide (not the NCLEX book). I hope this link works... Under Construction
You're right, they are starting some students in January. I'm not sure if it is a night/weekend program or what. I'm not sure I would want to be part of it... it seems like they don't know exactly how its going to go. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help! Good luck!