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OCCC, Rose State or OSU-OKC

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Trina TJ Trina TJ (New) New Student Pre-Student

My daughter is a senior and looking at OCCC, Rose State and OSU-OKC. She was leaning more towards Rose State but I saw that OCCC accepts 140+ traditional students each year. She would like to start at one school and stay there.

Is OCCC easier to get accepted to since they accept so many? The point system seemed to be easier to reach. Are there many 20 year old students or mostly older adults?

I also didn’t see that Biology was required at Rose State or OCCC.

Tell her to get the PRE- Baccaulareate Nursing degree from OCCC. I got my degree from another college, but basically the same thing. After that apply at OU, UCO, Oklahoma Christian etc. OCCC seems like a good option if she just wants to do the Associates route though.

I think she was interested in the associates nursing degree so she wouldn’t have to take as many classes. I wanted her to go to a four year college for the whole college experience.

1 hour ago, Trina TJ said:

I think she was interested in the associates nursing degree so she wouldn’t have to take as many classes. I wanted her to go to a four year college for the whole college experience.

Its somewhat strange, but there is more competition for those associates spots. She probably won't have any trouble getting in, but the more science classes the easier it is to get points to get in. Sometimes you don't make it and by the time you don't make it you have all the prereqs done for university. Might as well go to a university at that point. If she's determined to do it in 2 years then just take the university prereqs and the history, poli sci, english, etc and see what happens. I'd print that prereq list from OU and only take those courses that are required. I got bad advice and I have extra courses unfortunately.

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2 minutes ago, truckinusa said:

Its somewhat strange, but there is more competition for those associates spots. She probably won't have any trouble getting in, but the more science classes the easier it is to get points to get in. Sometimes you don't make it and by the time you don't make it you have all the prereqs done for university. Might as well go to a university at that point. If she's determined to do it in 2 years then just take the university prereqs and the history, poli sci, english, etc and see what happens. I'd print that prereq list from OU and only take those courses that are required. I got bad advice and I have extra courses unfortunately. She might take med term as an elective at the whatever community college only. A lot of LPN programs require that if she ends up going that route for some reason.

Edited by truckinusa

I've been nothing but pleased at OSU-OKC. I hear great things about OCCC's program as well, and their Spring term program is evenings making it easier to work at the same time. From what I have HEARD (and I know that individual experiences may vary) Rose State may be one to steer away from. Horror stories abound from everything from getting accepted into the program, to the reputation of their program being the deciding factor against better job placements. It is ENTIRELY possible that these are isolated experiences. Between OSU-OKC and OCCC, from what I gather you can't go wrong with either one.

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