another ivy tech post - page 3

i'm about ready to just go to Bethel. Its my first choice but really expensive. Ivy Tech just seems very hard to get into. I just found out they have changed thir general education requirements to... Read More

  1. by   Ceteris Paribus
    Maybe, I'm not understanding something but whether or not you attend Marion, or Ivy Tech (Indianapolis) you will have to move in order to make the drive reasonable. Keep in mind that you can take the TEAS test in Indy almost any time and use it at ANY regional Ivy Tech campus. For example lets say that you took the test in Indy and then got accepted in the Richmond, Muncie or Bloomington (to name but a few) Ivy Tech ASN or LPN program, you could move there and still probably save a ton of money relative to a private college (since the 18K tuition at Marion College doesn't include room and board which is about another 5K per year). You should also consider the programs at Ball State, Purdue, Indiana State and IUPUI since they all lead to a BSN (rather than an ASN) and are still MUCH cheaper than a private university. On the other hand if you are determined to go private you might also consider Butler University in Indianapolis which has excellent PA, and Pharm D. programs (unless your heart is set on nursing). Also no matter where you go you should consider applying for this state funded scholarship http://www.in.gov/ssaci/programs/nur.html IF you plan to work in Indiana after graduation for at least two years. Good luck.
  2. by   bethin
    Quote from Ceteris Paribus
    Maybe, I'm not understanding something but whether or not you attend Marion, or Ivy Tech (Indianapolis) you will have to move in order to make the drive reasonable. Keep in mind that you can take the TEAS test in Indy almost any time and use it at ANY regional Ivy Tech campus. For example lets say that you took the test in Indy and then got accepted in the Richmond, Muncie or Bloomington (to name but a few) Ivy Tech ASN or LPN program, you could move there and still probably save a ton of money relative to a private college (since the 18K tuition at Marion College doesn't include room and board which is about another 5K per year). You should also consider the programs at Ball State, Purdue, Indiana State and IUPUI since they all lead to a BSN (rather than an ASN) and are still MUCH cheaper than a private university. On the other hand if you are determined to go private you might also consider Butler University in Indianapolis which has excellent PA, and Pharm D. programs (unless your heart is set on nursing). Also no matter where you go you should consider applying for this state funded scholarship http://www.in.gov/ssaci/programs/nur.html IF you plan to work in Indiana after graduation for at least two years. Good luck.
    Definitely not planning on staying in Indiana--way too cold for me. You'd think after 26 years of living here I'd be used to it.:spin: But I will check out that link anyway. Maybe I can live here for at least 2 years. Thanks.

    Just found out last night that I will be sharing an apt with a good friend in Shelbyville. While moving there greatly increases my Ivy Tech campus choices, I am not eligible for aid if I attend Ivy Tech. Govt. says I'm too rich working as an aide. Marian and U of I are also less competitive and time is a HUGE factor for me. I'll be 30 when I'm done and I had my hopes set on law school, so I have to get a Bachelor's which will put me in my mid 30's before I'm done. I have done nothing but wait for years and I'm sick of it. Doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, only matters how many times you get up. I pick time over money.

    Oh, and don't ask why I want to go to nsg school only to go to law school. Urge to help people is too great. I love both deeply, so why not??? And don't ask about law school loans - they're expensive enough that they come with a warning.
  3. by   th rn 2b
    I don't think it's that bad. I'm in the RN program in TH, and here, they take in A&P I and II, Algebra, Psych and Dev Psych, Comp, Microbiology, and Advance Physiology, plus the TEAS. I had an A in all the prereqs except Algebra (B). I hadn't even taken Physiology yet (took it after I was accepted and made an A) so there was 32 points I didn't have. I was accepted in the first group, so don't give up. One B is not going to hurt, but, if I had a C, I'd go ahead and retake the class.
  4. by   BernieRN
    I'm pretty sure ALL Ivy Tech colleges are going to the new grading format as of January of 07. Makes it a lot tougher to get in.
  5. by   mnj0105
    I am tying to get in for 2007 also. I go to Michigan City and will be applying to Valpo for next year. Valpo and Gary both have 80 spots available. I am getting all A's right now, and hope I can keep it up. Next semester I am taking 5 classes to get my pre req's done. Here's hoping...

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